Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors - 4/27/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wizards' Lawson among late pickups helping NBA playoff teams

Wizards' Lawson among late pickups helping NBA playoff teams

DeRozan scored 32 points on a night when the Raptors tried a different alignment down the stretch.

"Everybody stepped up, Delon stepped up big", said DeRozan. "And we just exploited everything individual-wise that we could do, offensively and defensively".

Through the first three quarters, Washington seemed the hungrier team in a back-and-forth battle that saw neither team lead by double digits. The Raptors won despite being out rebounded 50-35.

Behind 78-73 to start the fourth quarter, the Raptors' second unit galloped out to a 15-5 run, steered by VanVleet, who'd played less than three minutes in the previous five games due to a shoulder injury.

The Raptors clutched a one-point lead going into the fourth quarter in front of a nervous Air Canada Centre crowd of 19,987 that included Drake and Canadian swimming star Penny Oleksiak.

The Toronto Raptors finally ended this series, breathing a sigh of relief.

"I want to play every minute, but at times you need breaks", Wall said. Tonight, our bench did a great job. "We're trying to get something".

Toronto had the best bench in the National Basketball Association this year, and it wasn't particularly close. "And that gave us an opportunity to stay with that lineup". Fans can anticipate the series starting in Toronto on either Tuesday, May 1 or Wednesday, May 2 on TNT.

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It was also a strong game for Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas. "Coach makes the call and makes the decision, you just try to go out there and play and compete".

"They played hard, their bench is really good", Brooks said. "We've just got to keep our composure going forward and leave the past in the past". And I think that's what we did.

John Wall leads the playoffs in deflections (5.2 per game), has a playoff-leading 2.6 steals per game and ranks 6 in points off turnovers (5.2 per game).

With 24 points from Kyle Lowry and a big contribution from their reserves, the Raptors notched the first road win of their Eastern Conference first-round series to eliminate the Wizards four games to two. Greg Monroe, added by the Celtics after being bought out by Phoenix, entered Thursday night's Game 6 of Boston's series against the Milwaukee Bucks averaging 7.0 points and 5.2 rebounds. He added that he thought Casey should be the coach of the year for the way he has remodelled the Raptors this season. "Like I said, them guys been doing it all year, been countless games where our starters didn't even see the fourth quarter because of our bench". In 2016, the Raptors played three Game 6s. All series, Lowry has brought it on both ends of the floor. The 24-year old shooting guard features a solid 43% shooting percentage from three-point range this series, and he is averaging 21.4 in five games. Lead by an undrafted Fred VanVleet, the bench had enormous success with a league-high plus/minus of 3.6.

Seven minutes into the game, Rubio began limping and left the game.

The Wizards are 42-22 when they reach 100 points, while the Raptors are 56-16.

VanVleet fed Siakam for a dunk as part of a Raptors' 9-2 run that cut Washington's lead to just a point early in the second.

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