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    Kawhi continues solid play as Raptors rip Wizards to improve to NBA-best 16-4

    Nov 24, 2018
    PHOTO: AP

    TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight game, beating the Washington Wizards, 125-107, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).

    OG Anunoby scored 15 points and Fred VanVleet had 13 as Toronto posted its third straight win over the Wizards and improved its NBA-leading record to 16-4. The Raptors are 10-0 this season against teams with losing records.

    Danny Green, Anunoby and VanVleet each made three 3-pointers as the Raptors made a season-high 17 from long range. Toronto shot 43.6 percent (17 for 39) from behind the arc, its highest percentage of the season.

    Bradley Beal scored 20 points and Otto Porter Jr. had 17 for the Wizards, who are 2-7 on the road.

    Wizards guard John Wall, who scored 30 points in Tuesday's win over the Clippers, shot just 5 of 13, going 1 for 7 from 3-point range. Wall scored 11 points and had a game-high 11 assists.

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    Toronto snapped a two-game losing streak at home, where it has won eight of 10. The Raptors also set a franchise mark for victories in the first 20 games of the season.

    The Raptors led 70-62 at the half. Washington took the lead with a 9-0 spurt to begin the third, but Toronto answered with a 10-2 run. Leonard scored 10 points in the third as Toronto took a 101-87 lead into the fourth.

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    Wizards: C Dwight Howard (gluteal soreness) was inactive. ... Kelly Oubre Jr. shot 0 for 6 from 3-point range. Washington went 9 for 46 (19.6 percent) from long range. ... The Wizards entered with a 4-15 record against Toronto over the past five years, its worst mark against any Eastern Conference opponent.

    Raptors: Leonard started after sitting out Wednesday's win at Atlanta, the second game of a back-to-back. ... F C.J. Miles returned after missing the previous five games because of a strained right adductor, while Anunoby returned after missing three games because of a sprained right wrist. ... Toronto's high for points in a half this season is 71, set against the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 4. ... The Raptors are 12-1 when they lead after the first quarter. ... Toronto wore its City Edition uniforms for the first time this season. ... Rapper Drake, the Raptors' global ambassador, attended the game.

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    Wizards: Host New Orleans on Saturday night.

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