Story By: Sol Tucker
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While their 30-32 record might not say much right now… the Wizards are saying they would like to make the playoffs. With another solid game at home and their second straight victory, the Wizards have something going on in the second half of the season that could actually mean something here soon.
Kyle Kuzma seemed to be finding his rhythm again, as he scored the game’s first 10 points and finished with 30, Kristaps Porzingis added 25 points, and the Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 119-108 on Thursday night in the opener of a two-game set between Eastern Conference playoff contenders.
Washington beat Toronto at home in the regular season for the first time since Feb. 1, 2018, ending a six-game winning streak for the Raptors at Capital One Arena.
“We knew this team was going to be extremely aggressive and physical,” Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “I thought we managed to play through a lot of that throughout the game.”
The last two games are a perfect example of how Wes Unseld said it might set up a couple of weeks ago if all of his key players were healthy in the second half of the season, looks like that’s happening night by night even more.
The Wizards will get one more shot at the Raptors on Saturday night at home before another tough matchup against the Bucks on Sunday. Can the Wizards make it 4-0 on this home stand and put a dent into that 2.5 game lead the Heat have on them in the Southeast Division.