Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Raptors Claw Past Wizards

This past Sunday at the Verizon Center, Bradley Beal's 24 points helped the Wizards to 109-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Tonight, Washington had its final meeting with the Raptors at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

The Wizards led 50-39 at the half, but this time around it was the Raptors running away with an 88-78 victory behind 25 points from DeMar DeRozan and 24 points from Jonas Valanciunas.

Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas takes a shot against Wizards center Emeka Okafor (Photo by Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Washington was led by John Wall with 20 points. Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the loss. Bradley Beal was shut down for the season before the game with a fibula stress injury. With the loss, the Wizards were also officially eliminated from playoff contention.

The Wizards will return home on Saturday night to host the Indiana Pacers.