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Wizards show some fight, top Raps 122-103, get series to 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) All of about 2 1/2 minutes into the game, Washington forward Markieff Morris and Toronto's OG Anunoby needed to be separated after a near-fight that drew in other players.

Early in the third quarter Friday night, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was called for a flagrant foul when he swiped a hand across Bradley Beal's forehead as the Wizards guard went in for a breakaway layup. Later in that period, things really came close to spiraling out of control, but John Wall's bodyguard interceded when Washington's All-Star jawed with Toronto's Serge Ibaka.

As that scene unfolded on the court, spectators directed ''U-S-A! U-S-A!'' chants at the opponents from Canada, and Bruce Springsteen's ''Born in the U.S.A.'' blared over the arena's speakers. Amid all the ruckus, Beal and Wall kept their heads and helped the Wizards pull further and further away for a 122-103 victory.

What was once a dull, lopsided series is suddenly quite interesting.

Beal heeded his coach's plea to ''do his job'' by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the eighth-seeded Wizards cut their Eastern Conference first-round playoff deficit to 2-1.

''We're not going out to try to box every game,'' Beal said, before describing Morris as ''a bully with a smile.''

Added Beal: ''We came out tonight with an edge about ourselves.''

After letting the Raptors grab the first 2-0 series lead in franchise history, the Wizards came home and checked off every box coach Scott Brooks presented. They got Beal more involved after he made only three shots in Game 2; they actually led after the first quarter, 30-29; they produced 19 turnovers that led to 28 points.

''They came out and punched us,'' Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. ''And we allowed them to.''

He meant that figuratively, of course, but the choice of words sure seemed apt.

The Raptors did appear to take the worse of the physical nature of the game.

DeMar DeRozan, who led Toronto with 23 points, wore a Band-Aid under his right eye afterward. Reserve Pascal Siakam held a bag of ice over a cut on his lip that required three stitches.

''Ain't nobody fighting out here,'' said Lowry, who had 19 points and eight assists. ''I mean, it got physical, but ain't nobody fighting. It's a heated moment, but that's the game of basketball.''

Each team boasts a pair of elite, All-Star guards. This time, Washington's pair came out on top.

The start initially had the look of ''Here we go again,'' as Toronto moved ahead 27-18. The Raptors, after all, outscored Washington by an average of 11 points in the first period over Games 1 and 2. But this time, Washington responded with a 12-point run capped by Beal's 3 with under a minute left.

Beal scored 12 in the quarter a day after he, Wall and Brooks met to discuss ways to get Beal more involved in the offense. Entering Friday, Beal was averaging only 14 points in the playoffs, well below his 22.6 average during the regular season.

''We need both our guys to step up,'' Brooks said about Beal and Wall. ''It was good tonight.''

TIP-INS

Raptors: G Fred VanVleet was out again because of a bruised right shoulder. The reserve missed Game 1, then was available for Game 2, but played only three minutes. ''He looked good in practice and, for whatever reason, it was different in the game,'' Casey said. ''Couldn't really catch the ball. Wasn't effective shooting the ball or handling the ball. He'll be day to day.''

Wizards: Had lost seven of their past eight games. ... Outshot the Raptors 55 percent to 45 percent on field-goal tries.

NO MO' MOHAWK

After considering dropping C Marcin Gortat from the starting lineup in favor of F Mike Scott, Brooks left things as-is. Sure worked out: Gortat responded with his best showing of these playoffs, contributing 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Asked to explain why Gortat fared so well, Brooks joked: ''He got an age-appropriate haircut,'' a reference to the center's decision to shave his mohawk.

UP NEXT:

Game 4 is at Washington on Sunday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:34   John Wall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
11:06   Kyle Lowry missed finger-roll layup  
11:03   Offensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
10:45   Shooting foul on Markieff Morris  
10:45   Serge Ibaka missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:45   Team rebound  
10:45 +1 Serge Ibaka made 2nd of 2 free throws 1-0
10:34   Otto Porter missed jump shot  
10:30   Defensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
10:23   Out of bounds turnover on Kyle Lowry  
10:13 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot, assist by John Wall 1-2
9:51 +3 OG Anunoby made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Serge Ibaka 4-2
9:33   Personal foul on OG Anunoby  
9:33   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
9:33   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
9:28 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot, assist by Marcin Gortat 4-4
9:08 +3 DeMar DeRozan made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 7-4
8:46 +2 Marcin Gortat made layup, assist by John Wall 7-6
8:35   Traveling violation turnover on Serge Ibaka  
8:27   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
8:23   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
8:09   DeMar DeRozan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:09   Team rebound  
8:01   John Wall missed jump shot  
7:57   Offensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
7:55   John Wall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:52   Offensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
7:51 +2 Marcin Gortat made hook shot 7-8
7:38 +2 DeMar DeRozan made running Jump Shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 9-8
7:15   Marcin Gortat missed jump shot  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
6:57 +2 DeMar DeRozan made floating jump shot 11-8
6:40 +2 Otto Porter made jump shot, assist by John Wall 11-10
6:19 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Serge Ibaka 14-10
6:19   Personal foul on Markieff Morris  
6:19   Full timeout called  
6:06   Otto Porter missed running Jump Shot  
6:03   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
5:59   Kyle Lowry missed jump shot  
5:56   Defensive rebound by Mike Scott  
5:49   Marcin Gortat missed hook shot  
5:46   Defensive rebound by OG Anunoby  
5:42 +2 Serge Ibaka made dunk, assist by Kyle Lowry 17-10
5:27   John Wall missed jump shot  
5:25   Defensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
5:11   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:08   Defensive rebound by Otto Porter  
5:04 +2 John Wall made layup, assist by Otto Porter 16-12
4:44   Personal foul on Marcin Gortat  
4:43   Serge Ibaka missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:40   Defensive rebound by John Wall  
4:36   Bad pass turnover on John Wall, stolen by DeMar DeRozan  
4:23 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made reverse layup 19-12
4:11 +2 Bradley Beal made floating jump shot 19-14
3:58 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 22-14
3:37 +2 John Wall made driving layup 22-16
3:37   Defensive goaltending violation  
3:28   Lost ball turnover on Jonas Valanciunas, stolen by John Wall  
3:25 +2 John Wall made dunk 22-18
3:07 +2 OG Anunoby made layup, assist by DeMar DeRozan 24-18
2:49   Kelly Oubre missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:46   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
2:42 +2 DeMar DeRozan made layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 26-18
2:42   Shooting foul on Ian Mahinmi  
2:42 +1 DeMar DeRozan made free throw 27-18
2:26   Ian Mahinmi missed layup  
2:23   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
2:19   DeMar DeRozan missed turnaround jump shot  
2:18   Jakob Poeltl missed dunk  
2:18   Offensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
2:17   Defensive rebound by Ty Lawson  
2:14   Shooting foul on Serge Ibaka  
2:14 +1 Kelly Oubre made 1st of 2 free throws 27-19
2:14 +1 Kelly Oubre made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-20
2:03   Delon Wright missed driving layup, blocked by Kelly Oubre  
2:03   Team rebound  
2:00   Bad pass turnover on DeMar DeRozan, stolen by Bradley Beal  
1:55 +2 Kelly Oubre made dunk, assist by Bradley Beal 27-22
1:41   Offensive foul on Jakob Poeltl  
1:41   Offensive foul on Jakob Poeltl  
1:32 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mike Scott 27-25
1:13   C.J. Miles missed driving dunk, blocked by Ian Mahinmi  
1:12   Team rebound  
1:04   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot, blocked by Kelly Oubre  
1:04   Team rebound  
1:04   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
0:56   Shooting foul on Jakob Poeltl  
0:56 +1 Ian Mahinmi made 1st of 2 free throws 27-26
0:56 +1 Ian Mahinmi made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-27
0:46   DeMar DeRozan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:44   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
0:40 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot 27-30
0:33 +2 Jakob Poeltl made dunk, assist by DeMar DeRozan 29-30
0:27   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:24   Defensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
0:03   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
0:03   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49   Delon Wright missed running Jump Shot  
11:43   Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre  
11:42   Ty Lawson missed jump shot, blocked by Pascal Siakam  
11:36   Offensive rebound by Ian Mahinmi  
11:36 +2 Ian Mahinmi made dunk 29-32
11:23 +2 Delon Wright made finger-roll layup 31-32
10:57   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
10:50   Personal foul on Ty Lawson  
10:39   Norman Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:35   Defensive rebound by Ty Lawson  
10:33 +2 Mike Scott made layup, assist by Ty Lawson 31-34
10:21 +3 Norman Powell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by C.J. Miles 34-34
10:07   Ian Mahinmi missed driving layup, blocked by Jakob Poeltl  
10:07   Team rebound  
9:55   Tomas Satoransky missed jump shot  
9:51   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
9:42   Personal foul on Ian Mahinmi  
9:30   Pascal Siakam missed driving layup, blocked by Ian Mahinmi  
9:28   Defensive rebound by Ty Lawson  
9:24   Tomas Satoransky missed floating jump shot  
9:20   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
9:19   Shooting foul on Kelly Oubre  
9:19 +1 Norman Powell made 1st of 2 free throws 35-34
9:19 +1 Norman Powell made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-34
9:07 +2 Ian Mahinmi made dunk, assist by Mike Scott 36-36
8:51   Lost ball turnover on Norman Powell, stolen by Ian Mahinmi  
8:45 +2 Kelly Oubre made floating jump shot 36-38
8:33   Personal foul on Ian Mahinmi  
8:29   Delon Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:25   Defensive rebound by John Wall  
8:13 +2 Markieff Morris made jump shot 36-40
7:55   Shooting foul on Markieff Morris  
7:55 +1 C.J. Miles made 1st of 3 free throws 37-40
7:55 +1 C.J. Miles made 2nd of 3 free throws 38-40
7:55 +1 C.J. Miles made 3rd of 3 free throws 39-40
7:42   Offensive foul on Marcin Gortat  
7:42   Offensive foul on Marcin Gortat  
7:22   3-second violation turnover on Jakob Poeltl  
7:13   Shooting foul on Jakob Poeltl  
7:13 +1 John Wall made 1st of 2 free throws 39-41
7:13 +1 John Wall made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-42
6:54   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by Bradley Beal  
6:49 +2 Bradley Beal made layup, assist by John Wall 39-44
6:30   Kyle Lowry missed floating jump shot  
6:30   Offensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
6:30 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made dunk 41-44
6:21 +2 John Wall made layup 41-46
6:21   Defensive goaltending violation  
6:21   Shooting foul on Jonas Valanciunas  
6:21 +1 John Wall made free throw 41-47
6:05 +2 Kyle Lowry made layup, assist by OG Anunoby 43-47
5:49 +2 Marcin Gortat made layup, assist by John Wall 43-49
5:23   Jonas Valanciunas missed hook shot  
5:20   Defensive rebound by Mike Scott  
5:06   John Wall missed driving layup  
5:02   Offensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
5:01   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
4:59   Team rebound  
4:59   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
4:52   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
4:52 +1 Bradley Beal made free throw 43-50
4:42 +3 Mike Scott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Wall 43-53
4:23   Lost ball turnover on Serge Ibaka, stolen by Mike Scott  
4:21   Out of bounds turnover on Mike Scott  
4:06   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
3:59   Offensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
3:59 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made dunk 44-53
3:52 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Wall 45-56
3:46   Out of bounds turnover on Kyle Lowry  
3:37 +2 Marcin Gortat made hook shot, assist by John Wall 45-58
3:15 +3 Jonas Valanciunas made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 48-58
3:03 +2 John Wall made hook shot 48-60
2:45 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jonas Valanciunas 51-60
2:21   Lost ball turnover on John Wall, stolen by OG Anunoby  
2:20   Shooting foul on John Wall  
2:20 +1 OG Anunoby made 1st of 2 free throws 52-60
2:20 +1 OG Anunoby made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-60
2:08   Lost ball turnover on Bradley Beal, stolen by Jonas Valanciunas  
2:03 +2 DeMar DeRozan made driving layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 55-60
1:52   Otto Porter missed jump shot, blocked by DeMar DeRozan  
1:49   Defensive rebound by OG Anunoby  
1:46 +2 DeMar DeRozan made jump shot 57-60
1:30 +2 John Wall made jump shot 57-62
1:15   Bad pass turnover on DeMar DeRozan, stolen by John Wall  
1:08 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Wall 57-65
0:54 +2 OG Anunoby made dunk, assist by Kyle Lowry 59-65
0:45 +2 John Wall made jump shot 59-67
0:33   DeMar DeRozan missed driving layup  
0:31   Defensive rebound by Otto Porter  
0:31   Bad pass turnover on Otto Porter, stolen by Jonas Valanciunas  
0:30 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made dunk 61-67
0:10 +2 John Wall made jump shot 61-69
0:01   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by John Wall  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:48 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot 63-69
11:33 +2 Marcin Gortat made layup, assist by John Wall 63-71
11:15   Jonas Valanciunas missed jump shot  
11:12   Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
11:09   John Wall missed layup  
11:07   Defensive rebound by OG Anunoby  
10:59   Personal foul on Bradley Beal  
10:48 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 65-71
10:25   John Wall missed jump shot  
10:23   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
10:13   Lost ball turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by Bradley Beal  
10:11   Flagrant foul on Kyle Lowry  
10:11   Team rebound  
10:11   Bradley Beal missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:11 +1 Bradley Beal made 2nd of 2 free throws 65-72
10:03 +3 Markieff Morris made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bradley Beal 65-75
9:43   Serge Ibaka missed jump shot  
9:37   Defensive rebound by Otto Porter  
9:21 +2 John Wall made jump shot 65-77
9:00 +3 OG Anunoby made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 68-77
8:53   Bad pass turnover on John Wall, stolen by Kyle Lowry  
8:32   Kyle Lowry missed jump shot  
8:27   Defensive rebound by John Wall  
8:24   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:18   Defensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
8:01 +2 DeMar DeRozan made jump shot 70-77
7:40 +2 John Wall made jump shot 70-79
7:18   DeMar DeRozan missed driving layup  
7:17   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
7:13 +3 Otto Porter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Wall 70-82
6:58   Offensive foul on Jonas Valanciunas  
6:58   Offensive foul on Jonas Valanciunas  
6:58   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
6:58   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
6:58   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
6:58 +1 DeMar DeRozan made free throw 71-82
6:44   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:41   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
6:36   Shooting foul on Bradley Beal  
6:36 +1 Kyle Lowry made 1st of 2 free throws 72-82
6:36 +1 Kyle Lowry made 2nd of 2 free throws 73-82
6:26   Personal foul on OG Anunoby  
6:20 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot 73-84
5:52   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:49   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
5:38 +2 Marcin Gortat made layup, assist by John Wall 73-86
5:15   DeMar DeRozan missed driving layup  
5:14   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
5:14   Serge Ibaka missed hook shot, blocked by Otto Porter  
5:14   Defensive rebound by John Wall  
5:13   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
4:59   Shooting foul on Kyle Lowry  
4:59 +1 Markieff Morris made 1st of 2 free throws 73-87
4:59 +1 Markieff Morris made 2nd of 2 free throws 73-88
4:42   OG Anunoby missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:40   Defensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
4:26 +2 John Wall made driving layup 73-90
4:02 +2 DeMar DeRozan made floating jump shot 75-90
3:47 +2 Marcin Gortat made dunk, assist by Markieff Morris 75-92
3:25   Out of bounds turnover on OG Anunoby  
3:08   Markieff Morris missed fade-away jump shot  
3:05   Defensive rebound by Delon Wright  
3:00   C.J. Miles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:56