Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards
Preseason records: Raptors 2-2, Wizards 0-2
Where to watch
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 12
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Raptors vs. Wizards game preview
A back-to-back to end their preseason schedule means "rest" absences for the Raptors, who will play their fifth and final exhibition game against the Wizards. Coming off of a commanding 15-point win over the Houston Rockets on Monday, Toronto will look to keep its momentum rolling into the regular season with another win.
Monday's victory was just another game to be impressed by the preseason performances of three standout players, with OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes and Precious Achiuwa all continuing to build on their game as the regular season approaches.
Anunoby once again showcased all the signs of his highly anticipated breakout season, going for an efficient 17 points, shooting 50.0 percent from the field and from 3-point range. He has been much more than a spot-up shooter and cutter, oozing confidence off the dribble to flash a new weapon in his arsenal.
OG, man. Wow pic.twitter.com/2OekTJCuke- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 12, 2021
Anunoby, who along with Fred VanVleet will sit out of the final tune-up, has been the team's leading scorer in the preseason, averaging 19.3 points per game while shooting 52.0 percent from the field and 54.2 percent from 3.
Barnes posted another well-rounded stat line of 10 points, four rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block, while Achiuwa continues to step up and state his case for a significant role this season with 17 points, five boards, one steal and one block.
.@PreciousAchiuwa did his thing last night- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 12, 2021
18 Min | 17 Pts | 5 Reb | 63 FG% pic.twitter.com/FFpPZf8GFj
With Chris Boucher expected to miss the start of the season with a finger injury, Achiuwa should see a boost in playing time in his absence with a chance to prove he should be a mainstay in head coach Nick Nurse's rotation.
For the Wizards, as you would expect, All-Star guard Bradley Beal has been the team's leading scorer through two preseason games, averaging 16.0 points per game. Washington has gotten decent production from newly-acquired guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who has averaged 13.5 points on .500/.429/.800 shooting splits, but other offseason additions like Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell have yet to get accustomed.
Raptors vs. Wizards injury report
As of Monday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET
- OG Anunoby (rest) - Out
- Chris Boucher (dislocated left middle finger) - Out
- Pascal Siakam (left shoulder rehabilitation) - Out
- Fred VanVleet (rest) - Out
- Yuta Watanabe (left calf strain) - Out
- Thomas Bryant (knee) - Out
- Rui Hachimura (personal reasons) - Out
- Cassius Winston (hamstring) - Out
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