The Toronto Raptors are lastly getting wholesome. And beginning to impose their will at each ends of the courtroom.
After operating up 130 factors midweek in a nine-point win in Oklahoma Metropolis, Toronto (27-14) tied a franchise scoring report Friday in thumping the Washington Wizards 140-111 earlier than a sellout crowd of 19,800 at Scotiabank Enviornment.
The Raptors additionally scored 140 in a double-overtime two-point win over the Wizards on Jan. 13, 2019. Friday set a franchise report for many factors in regulation time. Toronto additionally made a club-record 22 three-pointers — on 43 makes an attempt — and tied a season-best with 16 steals.
In contrast to the win over the Thunder, when Toronto almost blew a 30-point lead, and the 105-104 loss to visiting San Antonio final Sunday when the Raptors let an 18-point lead slip away, there was no late drama this time.
It was all Toronto with Washington’s lone lead (3-2) coming within the first minute of the sport.
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Norman Powell had 28 factors off the bench, his third 20-point-plus efficiency since coming back from a shoulder harm.
The Raptors compelled 28 Washington turnovers and scored 34 fast-break factors. On offence they moved the ball selflessly (albeit with 19 turnovers of their very own), registering 34 assists — their fourth straight video games with no less than 30 assists.