Raptors try to extend winning streak vs. Wizards
(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors try to extend their winning streak to a
season-best three games tonight, as they visit the Washington Wizards at the
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On November 2nd,
Antawn Jamison scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, along with hitting
the go-ahead jumper late in the fourth quarter, as the Wizards defeated the
Raptors, 99-96, at Air Canada Centre.
The Raptors attempt to closeout a three-game road trip with a perfect record.
Chris Bosh scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 13 boards to lead
Toronto past the New Jersey Nets, 95-82, on Saturday at Continental Airlines
Morris Peterson netted a season-high 24 points in the victory over New Jersey
for the Raptors, who started their winning streak after a six-game losing
streak. Rookie Charlie Villanueva contributed 12 points off the bench for
Toronto, which returns home on Wednesday to host Kobe Bryant and the Los
Angeles Lakers, is 2-7 on the road this season.
The Wizards play the finale of a three-game homestand. They are 1-1 on the
current stand. On Friday, Maurice Williams drilled a deep three-pointer at the
buzzer, as Milwaukee edged Washington, 105-102, in an exciting game at the MCI
Gilbert Arenas scored 34 points and Caron Butler netted 27 in the loss to the
Bucks for the Wizards, who have dropped two of three and seven of their last
nine games overall.
Washington, which will visit the Indiana Pacers on Thursday at Conseco
Fieldhouse, is 4-3 at home this season.
The Wizards have won seven of the last eight meetings in this series.
Toronto has lost four straight and seven of its last 11 at Washington.