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From 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.”

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 Projected Starters

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)

Injury Updates

Raptors: Amir Johnson – Sore right ankle (day-to-day),

Wizards: Al Harrington – Right knee surgery (out)

By The Numbers: Raptors vs. Wizards

Team Comparison
2013-14 AVERAGES 2013-14 RANKINGS
PPG 99.7 99.3 PPG 17 19
FG% .437 .449 FG% 23 15
3FG% .364 .380 3FG% 13 5
FT% .773 .730 FT% 9 25
OFF 12.1 10.8 OFF 7 20
DEF 31.3 31.6 DEF 21 18
REB 43.4 42.4 REB 13 19
AST 20.9 23.1 AST 18 9
STL 6.9 8.8 STL 26 7
TO 14.0 14.9 TO 9 15
BLK 4.3 4.8 BLK 23 14

Last Time They Met: Raptors 101, Hawks 88 – Jan. 3, 2014

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