Ibaka helps Rap­tors win over Wizards 140-138

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— A pub­lic ad­dress an­nouncer has apol­o­gized for a re­mark about a Na­tive Amer­i­can player dur­ing a lacrosse game that he and the team called “in­sen­si­tive,” with both team and league vow­ing dis­ci­plinary ac­tion.

Ge­or­gia Swarm for­ward Lyle Thomp­son said on so­cial me­dia that Phil­a­del­phia Wings pub­lic ad­dress an­nouncer Shawny Hill said “Let’s snip the pony tail” dur­ing Sat­ur­day night’s game at the Wells Fargo Cen­ter, The Phil­a­del­phia In­quirer re­ported.

Thomp­son, who is from the Onondaga Reser­va­tion in cen­tral New York, said fans be­gan to shout “scalp” him. “I know Philly takes pride in their ruth­less fans but I didn’t know it was like that lol.... now I know,” he said, adding that he hadn’t heard “stuff like this” since high school.

— The Toronto Rap­tors be­gan with a rush. They scored the first nine points against the Wash­ing­ton Wizards, built a 19-point lead in the first quar­ter and went ahead by 23 in the sec­ond quar­ter. Near the end of the third quar­ter, Toronto still led by 17 points. Then Wash­ing­ton got hot and forced one over­time and then an­other.

Serge Ibaka’s 3-pointer with 15 sec­onds left in the sec­ond over­time al­lowed the Rap­tors to sur­vive and earn their fifth straight win, 140-138 over the Wizards on Sun­day.

“It shouldn’t come down to the last pos­ses­sion,” Kawhi Leonard said. “We need to close out games bet­ter.”

Leonard, who played a sea­son-high 45 min­utes, led Toronto with 41 points and 11 re­bounds.

“Tonight he played like a su­per­star,” Ibaka said. “That’s how we need him to play and he did his job as a su­per­star. When we need him to step up and make big plays, he did them for us.”

Bradley Beal had his sec­ond triple-dou­ble of the sea­son, col­lect- ing sea­son highs of 43 points and 15 as­sists along with 10 re­bounds. His 3-pointer with 20.4 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion tied it at 124 to force over­time. His jumper with 6.8 sec­onds to play in the first over­time tied it at 131.

Beal joined Os­car Robert­son as the only play­ers in NBA his­tory with mul­ti­ple games of 40 points, 15 as­sists and 10 re­bounds in a sea­son. Robert­son had three such games in 1961-62.

He didn’t have much to say about it, though, leav­ing the locker room be­fore it opened to the me­dia as the Wizards scram­bled to make a flight to Lon­don for its next game.

Wash­ing­ton never led un­til early in the sec­ond over­time.

Leonard had 13 straight points in the fourth quar­ter and over­time. Toronto missed seven of nine from the field in the sec­ond OT and didn’t score for nearly 3{ min­utes, but Wash­ing­ton could only push ahead by three points dur­ing that stretch.

“We got lucky to get out of here with a win,” Rap­tors coach Nick Nurse said.

Pas­cal Si­akim scored 24 and had a ca­reer-high 19 re­bounds for the Rap­tors.

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