The Raptors failed to follow that win up on Sunday, though, and dropped a 95-89 decision to the Miami Heat.
Raptors coach Dwane Casey found some positives in the team's loss saying, "I liked our disposition, I liked the way we approached it. I liked the way we competed."
"It just shows that we can compete with anybody," DeRozan added.
Washington, meanwhile, fell for the fourth straight time on Saturday to the Los Angeles Clippers, who handed them a 107-81 setback at home.
Washington managed a mere 38 points through the first 30 1/2 minutes and were outrebounded 53-32 for the game. The 17 assists mustered by the Wiz were barely half the Clippers��� total of 32.
"We all should have been embarrassed. We were on our home court - and they came out and did what they wanted," said Rashard Lewis. "As a unit, none of us came to play."