DeRozan scores 33 points, Raptors beat Wizards 100-91
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 20, 2017 07:21 AM
FILE - TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 15: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors is seen during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 15, 2017 during Game One of Round One of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Ian Harrison, Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRoan scored 33 points, C.J. Miles had 12 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 100-91 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) to avenge their only home loss of the season.
Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 10 points and Serge Ibaka had nine points and eight rebounds. Toronto won its season-high fourth straight and improved to 6-1 at home.
Wizards guard John Wall didn’t play because of a sore left knee, but coach Scott Brooks said there’s a “great chance” the four-time All-Star will return Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) at Milwaukee.
Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) marks the first time this season the Wizards will play on back-to-back nights. Washington, which visits Charlotte on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), is beginning a stretch of three games in four days.
Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Washington. The Wizards lost their second straight following a season-best four-game winning streak.
Otto Porter Jr. scored 15 points for the Wizards.
DeRozan made two three-pointers, one shy of his season-high, and had eight rebounds and six assists. He attempted just one free throw.
Ibaka returned after sitting out Toronto’s victory over New York on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) with a sore left knee.
Toronto’s only home defeat this season was a 107-96 loss to the Wizards on Nov. 5 (Nov. 6, PHL time). Wall missed that game because of a sore left shoulder, but Beal overcame his teammate’s absence by scoring 38 points, two shy of his season-high.
On Sunday (Monday, PHL time), Beal had 23 points in the first half but made just two of eight attempts in the second half.
A triple by Porter made it 95-90 with 1:29 left but VanVleet answered with a three for the Raptors. After a missed shot by Beal, DeRozan capped it with a running dunk. Toronto shot 10-for-39 from three-point range.
DeRozan connected on 7-of-8 field-goal attempts in the second quarter, scoring 16 points. Toronto led 60-55 at halftime.
Gortat scored eight points in the third but the Raptors took a 79-76 lead into the fourth.
Wizards: Beal received a technical foul in the second. ... Washington missed seven of its first nine field goal attempts in the fourth.
Raptors: G Norman Powell (right hip) missed his fourth straight game while G Delon Wright (dislocated right shoulder) sat for the second straight game. ... Toronto shot 5-for-21 from three-point range in the first half. ... The Raptors had just two turnovers in the opening two quarters. They finished with eight.
Wizards: Visit Milwaukee on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). The Wizards won 3-of-4 against the Bucks last season, including their final two meetings.
Raptors: Visit New York on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Toronto has won eight straight against the Knicks.