Published On: Sat, Nov 18th, 2017

Sunday game preview: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors

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Washington: John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Jr., Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat.

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Jonas Valanciunas.

KEY MATCHUP

Wall/Lowry

Wizards point guard John Wall missed the first game between these teams and is coming off a game Friday in which he had a season-low eight points. Wall can be a handful, though; he has averaged 19.2 assists and 8.0 assists against the Raptors in his career. The Raptors’ Kyle Lowry has looked far better in his last six games (19.5 points per game) than he did in the first nine (11.9) this season. Lowry was an assist shy of a triple-double against New Orleans on Wednesday and two rebounds short of the feat against the Knicks on Friday.

NEED TO KNOW

Wall experienced some swelling in his knee after Friday’s game . . . Sunday’s start time was moved up 2 1/2 hours to accommodate some international television requirements . . . The Wizards fell to 9-6 by losing at home to Miami on Friday but are 4-2 on the road this season, including a 107-96 win in Toronto two weeks ago. Bradley Beal had 38 points for Washington in that victory . . . DeMar DeRozan has scored at least 22 points in each of his last eight games. He’s averaging 24.7 points for the year, the second-highest mark of his career (behind last season’s 27.3).

UP NEXT

Wednesday, at New York, 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday game preview: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors