Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and recorded 10 assists, his 13th double-double of the season, to lead the Toronto Raptors to a victory over the Washington Wizards, 103-93. The Raptors had a strong shooting performance from the field in this one, going 42-74 (56.8%). Toronto (29-24) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Lowry shot 8-19 (2-5 from three-point range) and 6-6 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Toronto were Amir Johnson with 14 points and 5 rebounds, Greivis Vasquez with 14 points and 7 assists, and Patrick Patterson with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, John Wall put up 22 points for Washington on 9-19 shooting, including 1-3 from behind the arc. He also added 7 assists. Marcin Gortat chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 61.5%, the Raptors connected at a rate of 43.8% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 3-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Wizards are 2-6 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Washington (25-28) has now dropped their last three straight.
Coming up next, the Raptors take on the Chicago Bulls, who are 27-25 on the year. The Wizards match up against the Atlanta Hawks, currently 25-27 this season. The Raptors won their last two meetings with Chicago. The Wizards have a 1-1 record against Atlanta this season.