Washington led 17-16 at the end of the 1st quarter, and went into halftime with a 40-32 advantage behind 9 first half points from Bradley Beal.
Toronto stormed back to tie the game at 49 with 4:16 left in the 3rd quarter, but Washington went into the 4th with a 63-54 lead. DeMar DeRozan sank 1 of 2 free throws to cut the Wizards lead to 83-78 with 1:04 remaining. After a Washington timeout, John Wall put the icing on the cake for the Wizards, converting a layup with 45.7 seconds to make it 85-78.
|Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan goes up for a layup against Wizards forward Nene (Photo by Frank Gunn/Associated Press)|
Toronto was led by DeMar DeRozan with 25 points, and Kyle Lowry, who added 18 in defeat. Rudy Gay finished with a meager 7 points, shooting an abysmal 1-11 from the field.