NBA Game Summary - Washington at Toronto
(Wednesday, January 30th)
Final Score: Toronto 122, Washington 83
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points to lead the Toronto Raptors past the Washington Wizards, 122-83, at Air Canada Centre.
Chris Bosh added 16 points for Toronto, which has recorded wins in three of its last four contests and eight of 11. Anthony Parker contributed 15 points, while Jose Calderon dropped 11 points to match his 11 assists.
Toronto, which has won six in a row at home, shot 13-of-18 from three-point range and ended at 56.6 percent from the field overall. The 39-point margin of victory tied a franchise record (112-73 April 12, 2002 vs. Atlanta).
DeShawn Stevenson tallied 16 points for Washington, which has alternated wins and losses for the last six contests. Roger Mason chipped in 14 points, while Andray Blatche scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards.
Antawn Jamison had 11 points in defeat, one night after the Wizards earned a 108-104 overtime home win over the Raptors.
A Bosh tip-in capped a 12-0 Toronto run to begin the game, and the Raptors took a 28-23 advantage after the first 12 minutes.
Two Mason treys brought the Wizards within striking distance at 32-29, with just under 10 minutes left in the second quarter. However back-to-back Jason Kapono jump shots started a 21-5 Raptors scoring spree. The Raptors hit a trio of three-pointers during the surge, giving Toronto a 53-34 lead.
Four Bargnani free throws and a Rasho Nesterovic dunk later, the Raptors took a 61-41 lead into the locker room.
"They locked in defensively and really got it going offensively," Mason said. "They are an explosive team and they were running on all cylinders tonight."
Bosh scored the Raptors' first six points of the second half, which eventually led to an 8-2 Raptors run. Bosh also capped the run on two foul shots with 6:45 remaining in the third quarter.
Moments later, two Parker three-pointers and a Bargnani trey bookended two Stevenson free throws and a Nick Young basket to give the Raptors an 86-57 lead with 3:23 on the clock.
A Bosh dunk and a Jamario Moon jam, followed by a Calderon layup, helped close out the third stanza for Toronto and gave the Raptors a 95-64 lead heading into the final 12 minutes of play.
Juan Dixon's layup capped a 10-0 Toronto run with just under 6 1/2 minutes left to play. The bucket gave the Raptors a 108-73 cushion.
"It's the way we moved the basketball," Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell said. "We rebounded a whole lot better, we kept our defense like we did last night, the difference between tonight is that we shot the ball much better and we rebounded better."
The 39-point win was Toronto's largest margin of victory this season...Dixon had 12 points and five assists, while Carlos Delfino added 11 points...Toronto tallied 30 assists whereas Washington had only 13 helpers.
01/30 22:45:00 ET