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VanVleet scores 33 as Raptors beat Wizards 109-100

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WASHINGTON — Fred VanVleet scored a season-high 33 factors, OG Anunoby added 21 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 109-100 on Wednesday night time for his or her fifth consecutive victory.

VanVleet hit 13 of twenty-two photographs for the Raptors, who avenged a 15-point opening night time loss at house to the Wizards two weeks in the past.

Svi Mykhailiuk and Gary Trent Jr. every added 15 factors for Toronto, which spent the ultimate 34 minutes with a lead that reached 16 within the third quarter.

Bradley Beal scored 25 factors to guide Washington, which suffered consecutive losses for the primary time this season whereas taking pictures 8 of 32 (25%) from 3-point vary.

Montrezl Harrell added 15 factors and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who misplaced regardless of main 23-6 in second-chance factors and 40-34 in factors within the paint.

VanVleet gave Toronto its largest lead when he poured in seven consecutive factors on a 3, a driving layup and two free throws to stretch it to 66-50.

With Toronto nonetheless up 10 within the fourth, Beal hit a pull-up and Harrell sank a leaner to chop it to 103-97 with 3:53 left. VanVleet answered with a operating layup, and the Wizards made solely considered one of their final six photographs.

TIP-INS

Raptors: F Scottie Barnes (sprained thumb) missed his second recreation and will likely be re-evaluated when the group returns to Toronto, stated coach Nick Nurse. … VanVleet has scored 15 or extra factors in seven consecutive video games. … Valuable Achiuwa had 10 rebounds.

Wizards: After spraining his left ankle early in Monday’s loss at Atlanta, F Davis Bertans is “most likely week to week,” coach Wes Unseld Jr. stated. “I don’t foresee him going this week.” … F Kyle Kuzma left within the third quarter with a proper forearm bruise. … Rookie G Corey Kispert picked up his first profession technical foul with 8:17 left within the recreation.

WNBA IN TORONTO?

Toronto rapper Drake voiced his want on Instagram for a WNBA enlargement group in his house metropolis earlier Wednesday. Earlier than the sport, Nurse was requested his opinion.

“I feel it might be nice. I feel Toronto ought to have a group,” Nurse stated. “All of us dwelling up there know that this is sort of a golden age, the variety of individuals enjoying, the quantity of expertise pouring out of a number of cities up there. Each boys, ladies, males, ladies, all the pieces. I feel the ladies ought to be represented. And Toronto with a WNBA group I think about could be wildly profitable.”

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert stated earlier than Recreation 1 of the WNBA Finals final month the league is within the technique of evaluating potential future enlargement cities.

UP NEXT

Raptors: Host Detroit on Friday.

Wizards: Host Memphis on Friday.

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