Raptors overwhelm Wizards, 109-104

Baltimore Sun

Jarrett Jack had 23 points and eight assists, Antoine Wright scored a season-high 19 points and Toronto beat the Washington Wizards, 109-104, on Saturday night, the Raptors' ninth victory in 10 home games.

Andrea Bargnani added 18 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 16, and Rasho Nesterovic and Jose Calderon each had 10 for Toronto, which won its second straight with All-Star Chris Bosh watching from the bench.

Andray Blatche scored 24 points, and Josh Howard had 17 as the Wizards failed to put together their first three-game winning streak of the season. Randy Foye added 14 points, and Al Thornton and JaVale McGee each had 10 for Washington.

The Wizards led 100-91 with 5:40 left, but Jack hit a 3-pointer, then made four straight free throws to make it a two-point game. After the Wizards turned it over on a shot-clock violation, Turkoglu gave the Raptors a 101-100 lead with a three-point play. Bargnani blocked shots on the next two possessions, giving Washington seven straight empty trips. A 14-0 Toronto run made it 105-100 with 1:34 left.

Blatche scored 14 in the third quarter as the Wizards used a 22-6 run to erase a 10-point deficit and lead 88-85.


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