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Updates and highlights from Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

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The Toronto Raptors are now 3-0 on the season.

After a thrilling victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday, the Raptors came away with a win in their first away game of 2018-19, doing so without Kawhi Leonard (rest).

Kyle Lowry stole the show with 28 points and 12 assists. The Raptors also got a clutch performance out of Fred VanVleet, who scored the final four points of the game for Toronto.

If you missed any of the action, check below for all of the highlights.

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

Preview | Box Score | Play-by-Play

Final score: Raptors 117, Wizards 113

9:42 p.m. - Fred VanVleet follows his clutch shot up with two free throws and some fullcourt pressure on John Wall. Ball game. The Toronto Raptors win 117-113.

Kyle Lowry finishes with 28 points and 12 assists. Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas were the second-leading scorers with 16 points each.

For the Washington Wizards, John Wall and Bradley Beal led the way with a combined 57 points, 12 assists and five steals.

9:39 p.m. - Fred VanVleet hits an incredible shot to put the Toronto Raptors up by four with 13.9 seconds to go.


9:35 p.m. - The referees thought Otto Porter Jr. goaltended a shot by Kyle Lowry, but they overturned the call after video review. 39.5 second to go. 113-111 lead for the Toronto Raptors.

9:33 p.m. - The Washington Wizards aren't going away. John Wall cuts the Toronto Raptors lead to two points with the bucket and the foul.

9:31 p.m. - Make that 13 points in the fourth quarter for Kyle Lowry. He's on fire.

9:30 p.m. - Another bucket by Kyle Lowry. He has 11 points in the fourth quarter alone.

9:28 p.m. - A couple of clutch plays by Kyle Lowry when the Toronto Raptors need him the most. After drawing a charge on Bradley Beal, the four-time All-Star drains a 3-pointer to give them a 109-101 lead.

9:25 p.m. - Bradley Beal has the last 10 points for the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors lead is down to 106-101 with 3:31 to go.

9:21 p.m. - There it is! Nobody has made more 3-pointers in a Washington Wizards uniform than Bradley Beal.

9:16 p.m. - Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks picked up two technicals and has been ejected from the game.

9:13 p.m. - Timeout in Washington. With 7:04 to play, the Toronto Raptors lead 99-89.

9:11 p.m. - You might want to put a body on Kelly Oubre Jr.

End of 3rd quarter: Raptors 90, Wizards 82

9:00 p.m. - The Toronto Raptors close the quarter on a strong note, outscoring the Washington Wizards 20-9 in the final five minutes. Their lead is up to eight going into the fourth quarter.

8:58 p.m. - What a shot by Kyle Lowry. He now has 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field.

8:50 p.m. - A very solid play by Fred VanVleet:

8:46 p.m. - Both teams are in the penalty at the midpoint of the third quarter. This could get interesting.

8:38 p.m. - Kyle Lowry has his first double-double of the season! He's up to 12 points and 10 assists on the night.

8:30 p.m. - With his third triple of the night, Bradley Beal ties Gilbert Arenas for the most career 3-pointers made in Washington Wizards franchise history.

The Toronto Raptors might want to close out on him.

8:25 p.m. - CJ Miles will replace Norman Powell in the lineup to start the third for the Toronto Raptors.

End of 2nd quarter: Raptors 57, Wizards 54

8:10 p.m. - The Toronto Raptors had a 55-43 lead with 1:31 to play in the second quarter. Then the Washington Wizards got 11 points out of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. in about 45 seconds.

We now have a close one heading into the third.

7:59 p.m. - OG Anunoby is starting to feel it. His second 3-pointer of the night gives him a game-high 12 points.

As Blake Murphy of The Athletic noted, Anunoby's jumper is looking noticeably smoother this season.

7:52 p.m. - There goes that lead! A Bradley Beal triple puts the Washington Wizards up 35-33 with 6:02 to play in the second. Timeout Toronto.

7:46 p.m. - First timeout of the second quarter.

The Toronto Raptors are up 31-30, but the Washington Wizards have gotten some good minutes out of Austin Rivers (five points) and Tomas Satoransky (three points) off the bench.

End of 1st quarter: Raptors 24, Wizards 22

7:38 p.m. - The Toronto Raptors lead the way after one.

Jonas Valanciunas has a team-high eight points and four rebounds for the Raptors.

For the Washington Wizards, their All-Star backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal have 14 of the team's 22 points.

7:32 p.m. - The Washington Wizards are once again struggling to keep their opponent off the glass. The Toronto Raptors already have six offensive rebounds with 2:43 to play in the first.

This one by OG Anunoby was pretty impressive:

7:26 p.m. - No Dwight Howard means the Washington Wizards don't have an answer for Jonas Valanciunas. The Toronto Raptors big man has an early eight points, four rebounds and one block.

7:19 p.m. - A bit of a slow start for the Toronto Raptors in this one, but they've found their rhythm and now have a chance to take the lead when Jonas Valanciunas goes to the free throw line after a timeout.

7:15 p.m. - Norman Powell gets the Toronto Raptors on the board with a smooth drive in transition following a missed Washington Wizards 3-pointer.

7:07 p.m. - It's almost go time! Will the Raptors make it 3-0 tonight?


6:31 p.m. - Some more changes to the starting lineup for the Toronto Raptors: Norman Powell will start at small forward.

6:00 p.m. - Nick Nurse announced pregame that OG Anunoby will start in place of Kawhi Leonard (rest) tonight.

5:21 p.m. - No Dwight Howard for the Washington Wizards, per Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. The big man missed the team's season opener with a lower back injury.

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