Kyle Lowry put up 19 points and recorded 11 assists, his sixth double-double of the season, to lead the Toronto Raptors to a victory over the Washington Wizards, 101-88. The Raptors shot really well in this one, going 40-79 (50.6%) from the field, including 11-22 (50.0%) from three-point range. This is the fifth straight win for Toronto (16-15).
Lowry finished 7-13 from the field (4-4 on 3-point attempts) in a strong performance. He added 5 rebounds and 3 steals as well. Other top performers for Toronto were DeMar DeRozan with 20 points and 5 assists, and Amir Johnson with 17 points and 7 rebounds. On 4-9 shooting from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line, Nene Hilario scored 15 points off the bench for Washington in the loss.
Along with their eFG% of 57.6%, the Raptors connected at a rate of 50.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 1-0 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Wizards are 2-3 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Washington (14-16) to 0-2 against Toronto on the year.
Coming up, the Raptors square off with the Miami Heat, who are 24-8 on the season. The Wizards meet the Golden State Warriors, currently sitting at 21-13 this year. The Raptors lost to Miami the last two times they've played.