DeRozan scores 35 as Raptors beat Wizards 97-88
WASHINGTON (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 21 of his season-high 35 points in the second half, Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 97-88 on Friday night.
The Raptors overcame a season-high 23 turnovers, taking control with an 18-4 run that gave them a 69-59 lead with 2:40 to play in the third quarter.
John Wall scored 21 points as Washington (14-18) lost for the fifth time in six games and matched a season worst at four games under .500.
The Wizards cut Toronto's lead to 89-83 with 2:50 to play, but couldn't get any closer.
Washington, which swept a four-game playoff series between the teams last spring, has lost six consecutive regular-season meetings to the Raptors.