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Wizards Edge Dick and the Raptors, 112-109

Jordan Poole and the Wizards Put Together Just their Third Back-to-Back Victories on the Season with a 112-109 Victory Over the Toronto Raptors

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

For the first time this season the Washington Wizards have put together two consecutive home victories. This may seem a little bit odd considering we almost done with the home schedule, but at last, here we are.  That magic number of 2. Can they make it three next week? If they play like they did the last two games after halftime, they could make it there next week, but for now, we can enjoy this one.

Some of the positives that came out of the game tonight including an 8-0 run in the final minutes where the performances by Jordan Poole, Deni Avdija and Richaun Holmes, who all recorded double-doubles.

Kyle Kuzma again showed his late game take over abilities scoring 16 points and adding nine rebounds and five assists to round out the numbers behind Deni Avdija’s 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Gary Trent, Jr. led the Raptors with 31 points, while Gradey Dick added 17 more points for Toronto.

The Raptors, meanwhile, extended their losing skid to the franchise’s longest since dropping 13 in a row in 2010-11.

With the victory tonight, the Wizards claimed back-to-back victories for only the third time this season.

The Wizards came into the game tonight as 6-point favorite over a team that has almost twice as many victories this season. This could be due in part that the Raptors had to play without the services of five players.

In a search of 30 years of multiple NBA databases as well as confirming with a member of the Wizards PR staff, a team that had a record of .190 or below on the season has never been more than a 5-point favorite in game 40 and beyond. 

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