Raptors seek another win over Wizards
The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards meet for the second time in four nights this evening, as the two teams do battle at the Verizon Center this evening.
These two bottom feeders met on Friday in Toronto and Leandro Barbosa netted 19 points to lead a balanced offensive attack, as the Raptors rolled to a 106-89 at Air Canada Centre.
The Raptors failed to follow that win up on Sunday, though, and dropped a 95-89 decision to the Miami Heat.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points to lead the Raptors, and Linas Kleiza and Jerryd Bayless netted 17 points apiece as Toronto has now lost three of its last four games.
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.
John Wall and Nick Young each scored 14, but the Wizards fell to 4-20 on the season. Jordan Crawford scored 12 in a reserve role for Washington, which shot 37.5 percent from the field.
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."