Tuesday's National Basketball Association roundup: Raptors roll by Wizards, take 2-0 series lead

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Overall, the point guard still put up strong numbers as he ended the game with 23 points, 15 assists, four steals and two blocks.

Ahead of Game 2 on Tuesday night, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall said that officials told him at the half of his team's 114-106 Game 1 loss to the Toronto Raptors that they had failed to call fouls on him.

Toronto set a team playoff record with 44 points in the first quarter, then broke its playoff record for points in a half by taking a 76-58 lead at halftime.

But you knew eventually some fight would be mounted and it arrived in the third quarter, the Wizards playing with a greater sense of urgency and objective.

On paper, Washington should've finished much higher than eighth in the east with the talent they have on their team but this matchup with the number one seeded Raptors gives them an opportunity to remind everybody what they can do. This year I got the opportunity to start in the playoffs. You've got to take some percentages and go with them, and live with them. Delon Wright added 11 points, while Serge Ibaka chipped in with 10 for the Raptors, who had 13 three-pointers on the night. Miles and OG Anunoby both scored 12 for Toronto, while point guard Kyle Lowry had 11 points and nine assists.

Turnovers were an issue for the second straight game for the Bucks. He has averaged just 14 points per game on 39.5 percent shooting through two games, and hitting just 27.3 from three. If the Wizards would have to win this game, they need more from other players to produce.

Brooks acknowledges that problem has no simple solutions when the Raptors play well.

The Raptors had seven threes - from six different players - en route to a post-season franchise record 44 first quarter points.

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"Naw, I wouldn't say (we're in) trouble", Wall said. He made as many three-pointers as he did two-pointers en route to a 6-of-20 performance.

As bad as the Wizards played the first 24 minutes of the game, and as inconsistent as they were in the third quarter, they shook off the doldrums midway through the fourth quarter.

Too often, Wall went one on one.

But Toronto slammed the door with a rapid burst of scoring to take the game away from the Wizards for good as the clock wound down.

"That's Morpheus", DeRozan said, pointing a thumb at his teammate.

The Wizards bench scored 63 of 119 points, which was 21 more than the Raptors bench (who, in all fairness, was once again without the healthy services of Fred VanVleet, who played just 2:49 after being repeatedly torched by Ty Lawson). VanVleet led the club in three-point accuracy this season, draining 41.4 per cent of his 261 attempts.

Brooks and his substitution patterns haven't exactly been consistent, or effective, so who knows what he'll roll out Friday, especially since he hinted that Mike Scott might start at center in Game 3.

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