From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards haven’t made the postseason since 2007-08, but they’re thinking playoffs as the season’s second half gets underway (TSN2, TSN 1050).
After a busy All-Star weekend, DeMar DeRozan and John Wall will no longer be teammates as the visiting Raptors aim for a fourth consecutive win over the Wizards on Tuesday night.
Wall had 12 points and DeRozan scored eight as the Eastern Conference came back to beat the West 163-155 in Sunday’s All-Star game. Wall also threw down a spectacular dunk and was named dunker of the night in Saturday’s slam dunk contest, leading his conference to victory alongside Indiana’s Paul George and Toronto’s Terrence Ross.
“It was a great experience. Just to go out there and have fun with the league’s best. To be in that same category is great,” DeRozan said. “It was good to go out there and play with those guys, and now it’s time to get back to work.”
Raptors:Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Patrick Patterson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)
Wizards: John Wall (G), Bradley Beal (G), Trevor Ariza (F), Nene (F), Marcin Gortat (C)
Raptors: Amir Johnson – Sore right ankle (day-to-day),
Wizards: Al Harrington – Right knee surgery (out)
By The Numbers: Raptors vs. Wizards
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Last Time They Met: Raptors 101, Hawks 88 – Jan. 3, 2014