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DeRozan Scores 37, Raptors Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Wizards

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

DeMar DeRozan came out of the gate firing on all cylinders, matching his career playoff-high with 37 points, bringing the Toronto Raptors to a place they’ve never been. With the Raptors’ 130-119 defeat of the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, the Raptors are now up 2-0 in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. To say this is historical in not hyperbole.

Kyle Lowry netted 13 points and a career playoff-high 12 assists, whith Jonas Valanciunas chipping in 19 points and 14 rebounds. Not to be outdone, C.J. Miles scored 18 off the bench, while Delon Wright had 11 and Serge Ibaka 10, as Toronto set team playoff records for points in a quarter, a half, and a game.

The Raptors will now head to to Washington D.C. to face the Wizards on their home court for Game 3 on Friday.

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