National Basketball Association
Washington 122, Toronto 103
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, April 20, 2018
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials: #60 James Williams, #41 Ken Mauer, #59 Gary Zielinski, #21 Dedric Taylor
Attendance: 20356
John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 56 points, and the Washington Wizards climbed back into their first-round playoff series with a 122-103 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Wall scored 28 points and handed out 14 assists, and Beal also dropped 28 points for the Wizards, who trail the Raptors 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Game 4 is Sunday in Washington. The Wizards have won seven straight playoff games at home.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, and Kyle Lowry finished with 19 points for the Raptors, who committed 18 turnovers.

After a back-and-forth first half, the Wizards extended their lead to as much as 20 in the third quarter. Wall hit a layup to cap a 13-3 run that put Washington in front 90-74. Ty Lawson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Wizards a 101-82 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Lowry knocked down a 3-pointer that cut the deficit to 13 at 106-93 with seven minutes to play. Beal answered with a jumper and Wall hit a layup to squash Toronto's comeback hopes.

Toronto led by as many as nine in the first half, but couldn't hold the lead against the hot-shooting Wizards.

Washington shot 59.6 percent from the floor, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range, and led 69-61 at halftime. Beal and Wall combined for 40 of the Wizards' points in the first half.

Washington veteran Markieff Morris and Toronto rookie guard OG Anunoby exchanged shoves during a heated moment early in the first quarter. Morris and Anunoby each were assessed technical fouls.

The game stayed testy into the second half. Serge Ibaka and Wall had to be separated in the third quarter, and Jonas Valanciunas and Beal also had a minor altercation during a dead ball.

Toronto sixth man Fred Van Vleet missed his second game of the series as he deals with a shoulder injury. He is listed as day-to-day.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Toronto   Washington
DeMar DeRozan 23 Scoring Bradley Beal 28
Kyle Lowry 8 Assists John Wall 14
Serge Ibaka 6 Rebounds Otto Porter Jr. 8
CJ Miles 4 Free Throws Made Bradley Beal 4
Kyle Lowry 3 Steals John Wall 4
Lorenzo Brown 1 Blocks Ian Mahinmi 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 103 45.1 12-28 17-19 20 34 4 8 19
Washington 122 55.3 10-23 18-20 29 39 8 10 13
Upcoming Games
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Wizards have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .553 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Raptors have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .773 after a loss.