Leonard scores 27 points as Raptors rout Wizards 125-107
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 24, 2018 11:07 AM
FILE - Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) looks on in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
By Ian Harrison, Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight game, beating the Washington Wizards 125-107 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).
OG Anunoby scored 15 points and Fred VanVleet had 13 as Toronto posted its third straight win over the Wizards and improved its NBA-leading record to 16-4. The Raptors are 10-0 this season against teams with losing records.
Danny Green, Anunoby and VanVleet each made three three-pointers as the Raptors made a season-high 17 from long range. Toronto shot 43.6 percent (17-for-39) from behind the arc, its highest percentage of the season.
Bradley Beal scored 20 points and Otto Porter Jr. had 17 for the Wizards, who are 2-7 on the road.
Wizards guard John Wall, who scored 30 points in Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) win over the Clippers, shot just 5-of-13, going 1-for-7 from three-point range. Wall scored 11 points and had a game-high 11 assists.
Toronto snapped a two-game losing streak at home, where it has won eight of 10. The Raptors also set a franchise mark for victories in the first 20 games of the season.
The Raptors led 70-62 at the half. Washington took the lead with a 9-0 spurt to begin the third, but Toronto answered with a 10-2 run. Leonard scored 10 points in the third as Toronto took a 101-87 lead into the fourth.
Wizards: C Dwight Howard (gluteal soreness) was inactive. ... Kelly Oubre Jr. shot 0-for-6 from three-point range. Washington went 9-for-46 (19.6 percent) from long range. ... The Wizards entered with a 4-15 record against Toronto over the past five years, its worst mark against any Eastern Conference opponent.
Raptors: Leonard started after sitting out Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) win at Atlanta, the second game of a back-to-back. ... F C.J. Miles returned after missing the previous five games because of a strained right adductor, while Anunoby returned after missing three games because of a sprained right wrist. ... Toronto's high for points in a half this season is 71, set against the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 4 (Nov. 5, PHL time). ... The Raptors are 12-1 when they lead after the first quarter. ... Toronto wore its City Edition uniforms for the first time this season. ... Rapper Drake, the Raptors' global ambassador, attended the game.
Wizards: Host New Orleans on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).
Raptors: Host Miami on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time).