Game Review: Raptors at Wizards (Round 1 - Game 4)


Review Written by Adam Garfield (@AdamThe6God)

The Raptors got off to a good start to the game, but the Wizards had the momentum. With 9:21 remaining in the 1st, John Wall had a monster slam dunk over Jonas Valanciunas, posterizing the 6'11" Center. After this dunk, Washington had all of the energy on their side. Bradley Beal put up 9 points, but DeMar DeRozan matched it with 9 points of his own. Serge Ibaka dropped 5. Toronto led 30-22 going into the 2nd.

Wall was going off in the 2nd quarter, scoring 9 points with ease. DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined for 12 points. At the 7:39 mark, Wall drove into the lane and tried to float the ball into the hoop. Delon Wright slapped the ball away for the block, but it was rebounded by Washington's Tomas Satoransky. Satoransky was then blocked by Pascal Siakam. Wright then drove down the court and found Siakam for the thunderous dunk. This was an excellent sequence for the Raptors, and it all happened within a 15 second time interval. Toronto led 51-40 heading into the break.

Just like in Game 3, the 3rd quarter was Toronto's kryptonite. The Wizards dropped 40 points in the period, led by Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal. Porter put up 10 points and Beal put up 12. In addition, John Wall recorded 6 assists. DeMar DeRozan went off with 14 points in the quarter. The game was tied 80-80 going into the final period of play.

The Wizards out-played Toronto in the 4th quarter. Wall and Beal went for 18 points, while DeMar and Kyle only combined for 10. With 4:58 remaining in the game, Bradley Beal picked up his 6th personal foul, leading to him being fouled out from the game. The game was tied up 92-92 when Beal went to the bench, but Toronto never took advantage of the situation. The Wizards then went on a 14-6 run to end the game. The Raptors were defeated by the Wizards 98-106 after another dominance performance from both John Wall (27pts, 6 rebounds, 14 assists) and Bradley Beal (31pts, 5 rebounds). The series is now tied 2-2.

6ix Best
DeMar DeRozan: 35pts, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Kyle Lowry: 19pts, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
Jonas Valanciunas: 10pts, 3 rebounds
Jakob Poeltl: 10pts, 7 rebounds
Serge Ibaka: 7pts, 10 rebounds
Delon Wright: 7pts, 3 rebounds, 5 assists

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