TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 12 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors headed into the All-Star break on a winning note, beating the Washington Wizards 95-93 on Wednesday night.
Lou Williams scored 27 points, DeRozan had 23 and Kyle Lowry 13 for the Raptors, who have won seven of the past eight meetings with the Wizards, including all three this season.
John Wall scored 21 points, Drew Gooden had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Paul Pierce scored 17 for the Wizards, whose two-game winning streak was snapped. The loss was Washington’s sixth in the past eight games.
Amir Johnson blocked Wall’s attempted layup with 8 seconds left but the ball went out of bounds, giving the Wizards one final chance. Wall took the inbounds pass and tried to hit a game-winning 3, but his shot bounced off the back rim.
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