NBA Playoffs: Breaking down the Raptors-Wizards series

John Wall and Bradley Beal the Wizards’ all-star backcourt

Updates with new lead. Toronto committed 17 turnovers and Washington committed 13.

Not that they're overly excited about it.

Serge Ibaka led the Raptors with 23 points and 10 rebounds, but Toronto had a balanced scoring attack.

"It's out of the way now", DeMar DeRozan said of the streak.

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Monday night at Oracle Arena. Toronto had 67 games with at least 20 assists, up from 34 the previous year, and averaged 33 shots a game from beyond the arc, third most in the National Basketball Association.

Toronto went on a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter with DeRozan on the bench.

"I think the biggest thing is starting off on the right foot, protecting your home floor". The Wizards finished off their disappointing season as the 8 seed after finishing 4th in the Eastern Conference a year ago. And we don't expect him to be out long.

"They're a No.1 seed for a reason, they have a lot of great players and guys off the bench came in and stepped up", said Wizards coach Scott Brooks.

Miles made four from long range, while Ibaka and Wright each hit three.

"They did a good job of making plays", Casey told reporters. "Serge Ibaka is one of the best, if not the best, big man shooter in the league".

Washington will have two days to find a counter to Toronto's depth as Game 2 is set on Tuesday.

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Washington star point guard John Wall, who missed half the season with a knee injury and had not faced the Raptors in any of their four regular season meetings, put up 21 points and 15 assists.

Bradley Beal scored 19 points for Washington, while Mike Scott had 14 and Marcin Gortat 12. The Wizards were also responsible for the lowest moment that this Raptors team has experienced - a first round sweep in 2015.

"We've been here before", Beal said. "They had eight more threes than us. Brush it off and move forward". "We got to make adjustments". He finished with 23 points. "He was cool as a cucumber". When it got chippy there for a little bit, I liked it.

It wasn't the team that the Raptors might have picked to face in the first round.

Washington led at the half, 59-55.

No sequence on Saturday showed what Toronto is about more than a late-fourth-quarter possession ending in a 3 for Wright.

In the second half, Wall's output slowed.

JJ Redick scored 28 points to lead the Sixers, who host Game 2 on Monday. Scott was available after going through the National Basketball Association concussion protocol.

As Toronto's playoff foes have often done, Washington zeroed in defensively on Lowry and DeRozan, trapping and double-teaming Toronto's All-Star duo.

Historically, postseason opponents have been able to throw the Raptors out of rhythm by sending multiple defenders at Lowry and DeRozan and daring others to beat them. They finished with 17.

A few hours before tipoff, it was announced that Fred VanVleet (shoulder) would not be playing in tonight's game. VanVleet was injured in Wednesday's regular season finale.

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