Toronto Raptors beat Wizards 101-88
WASHINGTON (AP) - DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry outplayed John Wall with 19 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors won their season-high fifth consecutive game by beating the Washington Wizards 101-88 Friday night.
Atlantic Division-leading Toronto improved to 16-15, the first time since January 2010 its winning percentage has been above .500 at least 30 games into a season.
Patrick Patterson scored Toronto's last 11 points of the third quarter, when the Raptors outscored the Wizards 36-16 to blow open a game that was tied with less than a minute left in the first half. Patterson finished with 18 points.
Wall, who scored a season-high 37 at Toronto on Nov. 22, was limited to 11 points and six assists Friday. He'd scored at least 20 in eight straight games.