The Washington Wizards are back in the series after grabbing a 106-98 Game 4 win over the Toronto Raptors at home.
John Wall led the way with 27 points and 14 assists, while Bradley Beal piled on 31 points before being fouled out in the fourth quarter.
It looked like the Wizards would fall apart after Beal's departure, but it was the exact opposite as Wall clamped down on defense, denying DeMar Derozan down the stretch and getting it done on the other end as he scored or assisted on Washington's final four buckets.
Bradley Beal fouled out on this tough foul call.pic.twitter.com/lSKUbrRRzK- Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 23, 2018
The Raptors went into half-time with an 11 point lead and looked firmly in control, before the Wizards piled on 40 points in the third, sparked by an early 11-2 run to erase most of the Raptorts' lead.
Mike Scott's jumper at the end of the third quarter tied the game up at 80-80 heading into the fourth.
Mike Scott off the hop to tie it heading into the 4th!pic.twitter.com/ReQyAmwAYN- Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 23, 2018
Toronto settled themselves early in the fourth, going on an 8-0 run to open the period, but the Wizards hit striaght back, with Marcn Gortat tying things up with a monster dunk to square it up with 5:40 remaining.
Wall iced the game with a late jumper to give the Wizards a six-point lead and then when kelly Oubre buried two free throws with 22 seconds, it was game over.
For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan led the way with 35 points, while Kyle Lowry added 19 points and seven assists. Jonas Valanciunas had 11 points and Jakob Poeltl finished with 10.
Game 5 takes place Wednesday night.