Wizards' John Wall out on Sunday as he deals with knee issue

Ruben Hill
November 20, 2017

DeMar DeRoan scored 33 points, C.J. Miles had 12 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 100-91 on Sunday to avenge their only home loss of the season. The Wizards lost their second straight following a season-best four-game winning streak.

After the lead was cut to five DeRozan made a 3-pointer.

Toronto's only home defeat this season was a 107-96 loss to the Wizards on November 5.

The Raptors had a three-point lead entering the fourth quarter and built it to nine. He converted the free throw to complete the four-point play.

The Raptors play their next three games on the road, beginning on Wednesday in NY.

John Wall was asked about the condition of his knee after the game, but admitted that he is uncertain if the pain will subside right in time for tip-off against the Raptors.

When the Wizards moved to within five, Raptors reserve guard Fred VanVleet made a 3-pointer with 1:15 to play.

Sunday's game was tied at 18 after the first quarter.

DeRozan had 16 points in the second, and his three-pointer with 2:38 left in the frame stretched Toronto's advantage to eight points.

Norm Powell, however, will miss another game with a hip injury. Toronto led 60-55 at halftime.

Miles brought Toronto's bench to its feet when he drove to the hoop for a dunk late in the third quarter. Toronto shot 5 for 21 from 3-point range in the first half.

Leading 79-76, DeRozan and the Raptors took over in the fourth. They finished with eight.

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