The Toronto Raptors got a hard-fought 140-138 win in double overtime over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Raptors led by as many as 23 points, but the Wizards battled back and forced not one, but two overtimes. Washington never led in the game until the second overtime period.
In the end Toronto pulled it out led by Kawhi Leonard who finished with 41 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Pascal Siakam fouled out but finished with 24 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in the win.
Bradley Beal started the night 1-for-9 from the field but turned that around to finish with a game-high 43 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists - his second career triple-double. Trevor Ariza fouled out as well but had 23 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in the loss.
If you missed any of the action check out the live blog below for all the updates:
Final Raptors 140 Wizards 138 (2OT)
4:09 p.m. - Ball Game! Raps pull it out.
Thrilling stuff. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/l0PLdLqs66- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
4:08 p.m. - Green goes 1-for-2 from the line. Washington has no more time outs. A long pass intended for Beal gets broken up by Lowry - both Beal and Lowry end up on the floor as their bodies crash into each other and time expires.
4:07 p.m. - Big scramble Otto Porter Jr. gets a good look for three, he misses. Ball ends up on the floor in the hands of Danny Green he gets fouled with multiple bodies on the floor around him.
4:04 p.m. - Thomas Bryant scores quickly out of the time out to give Washington the lead 138-136. Kawhi on the other end drives misses the shot, gets his own miss, kicks it out to Serge who ball fakes a pass pulls up and nails a triple to give the Raps a 139-138 lead with 13.9 left. Time out Wizards.
HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU, @sergeibaka?! pic.twitter.com/IqwLe0tgUp- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
4:01 p.m. - Out of the time out Kawhi takes Ariza down to the post, gets fouled and that's it for Ariza who picks up his 6th. Kawhi goes 1-for-2 from the line, game tied at 136. Time out taken by the Wizards with 34.6 second left.
3:57 p.m. - Washington missed on their next opportunity, Lowry takes the ball drives down the lane and gets fouled. Lowry hits both frees Raps lead again 135-134. Thomas Bryant finished with a tough layup on the other end, Wiz back in front. Raps take their final time out down one after Lowry couldn't get the ball in-bounded in time. 136-135 Wiz with 53.2 seconds left in OT number two.
THOMAS BRYANT WILL NOT BE DENIED#WizRaptors | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/9wqHVfD8Hq- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
3:56 p.m. - Out of the time out Kawhi goes straight to the rim, he has 40 points. One point game 134-133 Washington in front.
3:54 p.m. - Raptors are 0-for-6 in the second OT now, Siakam fouls out while trying to guard a stumbling Bradley Beal. Beal hits one freethrow, misses the second and the Washington lead is 134-131. Timeout Raptors.
3:48 p.m. - Tomas Satoransky hits a floater in the lane to give Washington their first lead of the game, 133-131 Wiz.
End of First Overtime Raptors 131 Wizards 131
3:45 p.m. - Raps get the ball to Lowry in the backcourt with 6.8 left to go in the game, Lowry dribbles to the front court and misses a step back, fadeaway three - we got another OT. Wizards still have never led, but have now forced a second overtime wow. Kawhi was the only Raptors to score in OT number one.
3:42 p.m. - Wiz come up empty on their next possession, and Siakam grabs his career-high 18th board. Raps miss two shots to close the game again, Beal and Kawhi tie up for a jump ball. Wiz win the tap and take a Beal three, shot missed ball goes off Lowry and it's out of bounce Wiz ball. Beal gets the inbound and scores we're tied again with 6.8 left.
3:40 p.m. - Next possession Kawhi gets fouled going to the hoop - he nails both freethrows Raps up again.
3:39 p.m. - Wizards get a good look from Ariza from three - it missed they grabbed the offensive rebound find Porter Jr. and he nails a three. We're tied again, 129 all.
3:36 p.m. - Kawhi starts things off in OT, Porter Jr. answers for the Wiz. Both teams struggle to get anything to go for an extended period of time until Kawhi nails a three pointer with 1:43 to go in OT to give the Raps a 129-126 lead. Toronto has never given up the lead.
End of Fourth Quarter Raptors 124 Wizards 124
3:27 p.m. - Wizards inbound to Jeff Green, OG defending - shot missed to win the game. We have overtime in Washington.
3:24 p.m. - Raps possession after the time out, Kawhi gets a good look at the rim driving on Ariza and misses a fadeaway. Clean look, no foul and Beal grabs the board, timeout Wiz - 2.7 seconds left in the game, Washington has never led.
3:22 p.m. - Out of the timeout, Porter Jr. hits a two pointer - Raps get two great looks at trying to seal the game, one from Lowry and one from Kawhi both miss - next possession the ball finds Beal off an offensive rebound and he drills a three to tie the game. 124-124, Raps led by as many as 23 points. Wiz have tied their franchise record with 18 made threes.
*runs through brick wall*- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
BRADLEY BEAL AGAIN#WizRaptors | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/qs7PQbDZPD
3:20 p.m. - Beal gets fouled goes to the line hits 1-of-2 from the line. Next possession Raps come down and Kawhi nails a fadeaway jimmy. Raps up 124-119 with 1:14 left in the game.
3:19 p.m. - Beal nails a three brings the Raps lead down to just two, Kawhi response with a jimmy off the bounce. Raps up 122-118.
3:13 p.m. - Serge gets fouled by Bryant on a three-point attempt, crowd for the first time all afternoon is alive and getting after the refs. He hits 2-of-3 frees, Toronto up 120-114.
3:11 p.m. - Back-to-back threes for the Wiz, one from Ariza and one from Beal has the lead now down to four! Raps 116-112.
*deep inhale*- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
🗣 BRADLEY BEAL FOR THREEEEEEEEEE
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3:10 p.m. - First play out of the time out Kawhi Leonard goes right to the rim and gets a bucket plus the foul. Raps back up by 10 after the Leonard free-throw.
Cool. Calm. Collected pic.twitter.com/A8oqffV3op- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
3:08 p.m. - Washington is 10-for-10 in the fourth period led by Beal who now has 30 points. After starting the game 1-for-9 Beal has come alive and is now shooting 48% from the field. Raps still lead 113-106 with 5:25 to go in the game.
B3AL!!! 30 points for @RealDealBeal23 and we've cut it to 7!- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
113-106 TOR, 5:25 Q4#WizRaptors | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/ha2Nm4tH96
3:01 p.m. - Wizards started out the fourth period on a 10-5 spurt, but Lowry calms things down with a big three to give Toronto a 12-point lead. Raps up 106-94 with 8:03 left to go in the game.
End of Third Quarter Raptors 98 Wizards 84
2:48 p.m. - Raptors maintain they lead heading into the fourth. Turnovers have been an issue for Toronto, they've committed 15 turnovers leading to 22 points for the Washington. Cutting down turnovers in the fourth should put this win away for the Raptors rather early.
2:38 p.m. - The Raptors defensive effort is back to where it started - they aren't giving the Wizards anything easy in the third. Danny Green has come alive since halftime with 13 points and counting in the quarter alone, 15 points overall. Raps lead 90-72.
Can't give @DGreen_14 any space pic.twitter.com/khxVUQpbsg- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
Halftime Raptors 61 Wizards 50
Battling into the half.- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
Ariza, Porter Jr. 12p
Beal 10p #WizRaptors | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/kfm0YfC2eN
2:06 p.m. - A little sloppy to end the half as the Raps close the first half with eight turnovers, but a solid start to an early road game. The Wizards looked like their were on the verge of getting blown out but a 15-2 run got them back into the game in the second period. Bradley Beal started the game 1-for-9 from the field ended the first half shooting 3-for-6 to finish with 10 points. Otto Porter Jr. came off the bench and helped get the Wiz going with 12 points, five rebounds. Pascal Siakam leads all scorers with 16 points, and Kawhi Leonard has 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.
🖐🏽 Chemistry 🌶️- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
Send them to #NBAAllStar: https://t.co/VRS83h85v8 pic.twitter.com/2EQfoiWZgy
1:56 p.m. - Wizards extend the run to 10-2 on a Brad Beal three. Lead was at one time 23 now down to 13 - Raps lead 53-40. Beal is just 2-for-10 from the field does that last triple get him going?
.@RealDealBeal23 for three, and the bench loves it.#WizRaptors | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/w1qxg2fPwk- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
1:54 p.m. - Wiz went on a 7-0 midway through the quarter, Pascal Siakam ended it with a nice move down in the post. 53-37 Raps with five minutes left in the half.
End of First Quarter Raptors 36 Wizards 21
1:37 p.m. - One of the best first quarters by the Raptors all season long. They led by as many as 19 and take a 36-21 lead into the break. Raps defence was locked in from the opening tip, four steals, three blocks leading to nine fast break points - and 18 points in the paint. The Wizards' bench check in and provided some energy but they've dug themselves a deep hole and it will take more than just energy to get them out of it.
It's early. #WizRaptors | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/ETRnRfFxI2- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
1:32 p.m. - Time out on the floor. The Wizards' starters just didn't have any energy to start the game, they've gone to their bench and it sparked a 9-2 run by Washington. Raptors still lead 31-19, Kawhi has 12 and Siakam with 10.
1:19 p.m. - Pascal Siakam comes up with the steal and throws it down on the other than. Siakam already has six points and the Raptors lead 15-5 - timeout again for the Wizards. With the earlier 1 p.m. eastern time tip, it looks like Toronto has made it a point to come out and try and seize control of the game from the opening tip with their energy. Washington has not yet met their energy and it's led to two early timeouts from Scott Brooks.
Send this man to #NBAAllStar!- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
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1:13 p.m. - After miss firing on their first couple of possessions, the Raptors quickly jump out to a 7-0 run capped by a Kawhi steal and Siakam jam. Scott Brooks calls for time.
Not messin' around pic.twitter.com/fljR6aGOhW- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
Sunday starters.- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
PG - @Satoransky
SG - @RealDealBeal23
SF - @TrevorAriza
PF - @unclejeffgreen
C - @nolimittb31 #WizRaptors | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/hgSa5cASnT
Today's starting 5. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/x1ZDDk10Is- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
No FVV, C.J. Miles or Chris Boucher.
Fred VanVleet (thigh) and C.J. Miles (hip) are both out. Jordan Loyd with the team on 2-way, no Chris Boucher.- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) January 13, 2019
Some pregame drip.
Assortment of drip pic.twitter.com/9AX6uWyFzU- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 13, 2019
Sunday afternoon hoops, then it's off to London! 💧🇬🇧#TissotStyleWatch | @TISSOT pic.twitter.com/vMtqnDbNZn- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 13, 2019
• A win would give the Raptors their fifth season series win over the Wizards in the past six seasons. Toronto has won 16 of their last 20 regular season games against Washington.
• The Wizards have won four consecutive games at Capital One Arena. 13 of Washington's 18 wins this season have come at home.
• Kawhi Leonard has scored 20 or more points in 18 consecutive games. It is the fourth-longest such streak in Raptors franchise history. DeMar DeRozan scored 20 or more 20 consecutive times in the 2016-17 season and Vince Carter has two streaks of 23 games of 20 or more points. He most recently did it in the 2000-01 season.
• Fred VanVleet is listed as questionable with a left thigh contusion, CJ Miles is doubtful with right hip soreness and Jonas Valanciunas remains OUT with a dislocated left thumb.
• The Wizards will be without Dwight Howard (back), Markieff Morris (neck) and John Wall (left heel).
Where to Watch
Date: Sunday, Jan. 13
Time: 1 p.m.
Radio: Sportsnet 590