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Wizards 90, Raptors 84

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TORONTO - The Washington Wizards stretched their winning streak to three games with a 90-84 win over the Toronto Raptors Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.

With the win, the Wizards improved to 5-22 on the road this season. They also improved to 3-5 against teams with losing records.

Bradley Beal led the way with 20 points and six rebounds, while Martell Webster added 12 points.

John Wall, who has played in just 22 games this season for the Wizards, had 10 points and seven assists.

Toronto's DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 25 points in a losing cause.

The Wizards have won seven of their last nine games, but still sit 13th in the Eastern Conference.

Washington (18-37) used a 7-0 run late in the third quarter to open up a nine-point lead and never looked back.

The Raptors pulled to within six points on several occasions in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer.

The Wizards took advantage of the Raptors' turnovers in the first half, scoring eight points off 12 turnovers to take a 40-32 lead into halftime.

The loss was just the second in the last eight games for Toronto (23-34).

The Raptors shot just 36.7 percent from the field.

Toronto's Rudy Gay came into Monday's game averaging 21.4 points per game since his trade from Memphis, but finished with just seven points, his lowest point total since the trade.

The Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, who was the subject to trade rumors prior to the trade deadline, finished with eight points.

Washington and Toronto meet two more times this season, including March 31 at the Verizon Center.

NOTES: Sebastian Telfair was on the Raptors' active roster for the first time since being acquired from the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline. He did not play on Monday, though ... Terrence Ross returned to the Toronto lineup after missing Friday's game with the flu. ... The Wizards are 13-9 with John Wall this season. "He's giving them a big shot in the arm: speed, athleticism and quickness," Raptors coach, Dwane Casey said. "He's a one-man fast break, which opens up the floor for everybody." ... Toronto won the only prior meeting between the teams this season, 96-88 on Feb. 19. ... If Toronto had won, it would have surpassed its 2011-12 win total of 23. ... The Wizards achieved their third three-game win streak of the season. ... Washington is 11-22 all-time in Toronto. ... The Raptors are 7-4 since acquiring Rudy Gay. ... Canadian actress Rachel McAdams was in attendance.
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