Ibaka’s 3 helps Raptors sur­vive the Wizards

The Capital - - SPORTS - By Rich Dubroff

WASHINGTON — Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 sec­onds left in the sec­ond over­time, and the Toronto Raptors sur­vived to earn their fifth straight win, 140-138 over the Washington Wizards on Sun­day.

The Raptors blew a 23-point lead but out­lasted the stub­born Wizards, who never led un­til early in the sec­ond ex­tra pe­riod.

Toronto, which was led by Kawhi Leonard's 41 points and 11 re­bounds, led 51-28 with four min­utes to play in the sec­ond quar­ter and 96-79 with 57 sec­onds to play in the third.

Bradley Beal had his sec­ond triple­dou­ble of the sea­son, col­lect­ing sea­son highs of 43 points and 15 re­bounds along with 10 as­sists. 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.

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.

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

Otto Porter, who had 27 points, missed a 3-pointer with 6 sec­onds to play in the sec­ond OT.

Trevor Ariza nar­rowly missed his sec­ond ca­reer triple-dou­ble. He had 23 points, 10 as­sists and nine re­bounds be­fore foul­ing out with 44.7 sec­onds left.

Tip ins: Wizards: Washington was sched­uled to de­part for Lon­don af­ter the game, where it will face the New York Knicks on Thurs­day. “We want to en­joy it,” coach

Scott Brooks said. “We're not go­ing to be there where you're just go­ing to fo­cus on bas­ket­ball. We all have lives. We all want to live a fun life.”

Raptors: F/G C.J. Miles was out with a sore right hip. “Miles has been strug­gling,” coach Nick Nurse said. “We tried to give him a go the other night. He still wasn't quite right. We're go­ing to try and see if we can get him a lit­tle more squared away with what's wrong with him. G Fred VanVleet did not play be­cause of a bruised left thigh. “Freddy took a big shot the other night late in the game,” Nurse said.


Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and for­ward Jeff Green bat­tle for the re­bound against Toronto Raptors for­ward Serge Ibaka dur­ing the first half of their game Sun­day.

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