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Wall takes over, Wiz beat Raps 106-98 to tie series at 2-2

WASHINGTON (AP) When Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal fouled out with about five minutes left in a tied Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he couldn't believe the call.

He raced to the other end of the court. When he returned to his team's sideline, he threw a red towel, before being held back by teammates.

''I was beyond emotional. Beyond mad. Frustrated. Pretty much any synonym you can add,'' Beal said. ''I told my team that we were going to win, regardless. Especially if we've got John still in the game, I love our chances.''

That would be John Wall, and Beal was exactly right. Wall took over down the stretch after his backcourt mate was done for the day, scoring or assisting on 10 of Washington's last 14 points as the No. 8 seed Wizards came back to beat the No. 1 Raptors 106-98 Sunday night and even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at 2-all.

''When Brad went out,'' Wall said, ''I knew I had to do whatever it took.''

Wall finished with 27 points and 14 assists and, at the other end of the court, guarded All-Star DeMar DeRozan, making sure the Wizards would not be pushed to the brink of elimination ahead of Game 5 at Toronto.

''He's a big shot maker. A playmaker. It was what you want and what you expect,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''We needed him to step up. He stepped up big.''

This was a game the Raptors led by 14 points early in the second half. But as their offense bogged down, the Wizards clawed back.

It was 92-all when Beal - who led Washington with 31 points - drew his sixth foul on a play in which he and DeRozan collided while Toronto had the ball.

Asked whether the official told him why that call was made, Beal replied: ''He wasn't explaining that one. There was no explaining to do.''

Wizards center Marcin Gortat's view of the officiating: ''I truly believe that some of those calls are very soft. I've never seen so many soft calls in the playoffs.''

After Beal left, the Raptors immediately went up by two, but Wall pulled the Wizards even with a layup that drew a goaltending call, then put the hosts in front to stay by feeding Markieff Morris for a layup off the glass.

With Beal cheerleading, jumping and waving his arms, Wall just kept producing, showing no signs of fatigue despite playing all 24 minutes in the second half. This is a guy who missed about two months of the regular season because of surgery on his left knee.

While the closing seconds ticked away, Wall held up two fingers on each hand: Yes, it's 2-2 now, and the best-of-seven series has become best-of-three.

The Raptors were up 51-40 at halftime, and increased that advantage early in the third quarter. But the game was tied at 80 entering the fourth, and Toronto only scored 18 in the last period.

''We couldn't get a stop,'' DeRozan lamented. ''And we couldn't get a bucket.''

He had 35 points, six assists and six rebounds, but he started 0 for 6 and wound up 10 for 29, acknowledging afterward: ''I took some bad shots.''

Noted Kyle Lowry, who scored 19 for Toronto: ''We didn't completely stick with our offense.''

TIP-INS

Raptors: Now 0-4 all-time in Game 4 when up 2-1. ... Starter OG Anunoby limped off late in the second quarter. He returned in the third quarter, but sat out all of the fourth. ... Backup PG Fred VanVleet was out with an injured right shoulder.

Wizards: Won their eighth consecutive playoff home game. ... Wall entered Game 4 averaging 26.7 points and 12.7 assists in the series. He could become only the third player in NBA history to put up 25 points and 10 assists per game in multiple postseasons, joining Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.

TOO MANY TURNOVERS

Raptors coach Dwane Casey declared before tipoff: ''Taking care of the ball is our No. 1 priority.'' And then his team went out and had 18 turnovers, only one fewer than in Game 3. ''You can't explain them,'' Casey said. ''They're out of character.''

PORTER SHOWS UP

After languishing through an 0-for-4, one-point first half, Wizards SF Otto Porter Jr. scored eight in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the third quarter, including a pair of 3s. He finished with 12 points.

UP NEXT:

Game 5 is at Toronto on Wednesday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:47   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
11:43   Defensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
11:38 +3 Serge Ibaka made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by OG Anunoby 3-0
11:18   Markieff Morris missed jump shot  
11:17   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
11:08   Serge Ibaka missed hook shot  
11:07   Defensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
11:01   Lost ball turnover on John Wall, stolen by OG Anunoby  
10:57   Out of bounds turnover on Serge Ibaka  
10:40   John Wall missed jump shot  
10:38   Offensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
10:38 +2 Marcin Gortat made layup 3-2
10:21   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
10:13   John Wall missed layup  
10:12   Defensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
10:09   Shooting foul on Markieff Morris  
10:09   DeMar DeRozan missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:09   Team rebound  
10:09 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-2
9:58   Personal foul on DeMar DeRozan  
9:51   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
9:48   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
9:46 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot 7-2
9:37   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
9:28   Otto Porter missed jump shot  
9:25   Offensive rebound by Otto Porter  
9:21 +2 John Wall made driving dunk 7-4
8:57   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
8:55   Offensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
8:55   Shooting foul on Marcin Gortat  
8:55 +1 Jonas Valanciunas made 1st of 2 free throws 8-4
8:55 +1 Jonas Valanciunas made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-4
8:46   Otto Porter missed jump shot  
8:43   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
8:28 +2 OG Anunoby made finger-roll layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 11-4
8:14   Lost ball turnover on Otto Porter, stolen by OG Anunoby  
8:12 +2 OG Anunoby made dunk 13-4
7:56   John Wall missed driving layup  
7:55   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
7:52   Shooting foul on Bradley Beal  
7:52 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 1st of 2 free throws 14-4
7:52 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-4
7:37 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mike Scott 15-7
7:13   Lost ball turnover on Jonas Valanciunas, stolen by John Wall  
7:09   Flagrant foul on Jonas Valanciunas  
7:09 +1 John Wall made 1st of 2 free throws 15-8
7:09   John Wall missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:09   Team rebound  
7:02   Markieff Morris missed hook shot  
7:00   Defensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
6:52   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
6:49   Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre  
6:42   Kelly Oubre missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:38   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
6:27   Offensive foul on Jonas Valanciunas  
6:27   Offensive foul on Jonas Valanciunas  
6:16   Lost ball turnover on John Wall, stolen by Jakob Poeltl  
6:14   Bad pass turnover on Jakob Poeltl, stolen by Kelly Oubre  
6:11 +2 Bradley Beal made dunk, assist by Kelly Oubre 15-10
6:03   Shooting foul on Mike Scott  
6:03 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 1st of 2 free throws 16-10
6:03 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-10
5:53 +2 Bradley Beal made finger-roll layup 17-12
5:40   Kyle Lowry missed driving layup  
5:38   Defensive rebound by John Wall  
5:25   John Wall missed driving layup  
5:25   Offensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
5:24 +2 Markieff Morris made layup 17-14
5:12   Shooting foul on John Wall  
5:12 +1 Jakob Poeltl made 1st of 2 free throws 18-14
5:12 +1 Jakob Poeltl made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-14
4:58   Shooting foul on Kyle Lowry  
4:58 +1 Kelly Oubre made 1st of 2 free throws 19-15
4:58 +1 Kelly Oubre made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-16
4:42   Shooting foul on Kelly Oubre  
4:42   Team rebound  
4:42   DeMar DeRozan missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:42 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-16
4:31 +2 Markieff Morris made layup, assist by John Wall 20-18
4:12 +2 Serge Ibaka made driving dunk, assist by DeMar DeRozan 22-18
3:54   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:50   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
3:44   DeMar DeRozan missed turnaround jump shot  
3:40   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
3:30 +3 Delon Wright made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 25-18
3:05 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot, assist by John Wall 25-20
2:45   Shooting foul on Mike Scott  
2:45 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 1st of 2 free throws 26-20
2:45 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-20
2:29   Out of bounds turnover on Markieff Morris  
2:13   Bad pass turnover on DeMar DeRozan, stolen by Ty Lawson  
1:56   Markieff Morris missed jump shot  
1:52   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
1:45   DeMar DeRozan missed driving layup, blocked by Ian Mahinmi  
1:42   Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre  
1:38   Kelly Oubre missed layup  
1:35   Offensive rebound by Ian Mahinmi  
1:35 +2 Ian Mahinmi made dunk 27-22
1:20 +2 Jakob Poeltl made layup, assist by Delon Wright 29-22
1:07   Ian Mahinmi missed layup  
1:04   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
0:58   Serge Ibaka missed hook shot  
0:55   Defensive rebound by Ian Mahinmi  
0:49   Ty Lawson missed jump shot  
0:46   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
0:28   Shooting foul on Markieff Morris  
0:28   Team rebound  
0:28   DeMar DeRozan missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:28 +1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-22
0:07   Bad pass turnover on Bradley Beal, stolen by DeMar DeRozan  
0:00   Delon Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   Team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49   C.J. Miles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:45   Defensive rebound by Ian Mahinmi  
11:32   Kelly Oubre missed jump shot  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
11:11   Offensive foul on Jakob Poeltl  
11:11   Offensive foul on Jakob Poeltl  
10:54   Otto Porter missed floating jump shot  
10:52   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
10:47   Delon Wright missed driving layup  
10:45   Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre  
10:23   Otto Porter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:19   Defensive rebound by Delon Wright  
10:08   C.J. Miles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:06   Offensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
9:50   Pascal Siakam missed driving dunk, blocked by Ian Mahinmi  
9:49   Team rebound  
9:40 +2 John Wall made driving dunk 30-24
9:36   Personal foul on Ian Mahinmi  
9:28   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:24   Offensive rebound by Delon Wright  
9:21 +2 Jakob Poeltl made layup, assist by Delon Wright 32-24
9:02   Ty Lawson missed jump shot  
8:59   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
8:54 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot 35-24
8:30   John Wall missed jump shot, blocked by Pascal Siakam  
8:26   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
8:13   Pascal Siakam missed jump shot  
8:10   Defensive rebound by John Wall  
7:59 +2 Ian Mahinmi made dunk, assist by John Wall 35-26
7:42   Bad pass turnover on C.J. Miles, stolen by John Wall  
7:39   John Wall missed driving layup, blocked by Delon Wright  
7:36   Offensive rebound by Tomas Satoransky  
7:35   Ty Lawson missed layup, blocked by Pascal Siakam  
7:35   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
7:29 +2 Pascal Siakam made dunk, assist by Delon Wright 37-26
7:16   Shooting foul on Jakob Poeltl  
7:16   Otto Porter missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:16   Team rebound  
7:16 +1 Otto Porter made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-27
7:08   Personal foul on Tomas Satoransky  
7:00 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made layup, assist by DeMar DeRozan 39-27
6:48   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
6:45   Defensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas  
6:46   Personal foul on Bradley Beal  
6:29   Jonas Valanciunas missed turnaround jump shot  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
6:19 +2 John Wall made jump shot 39-29
6:06 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 41-29
5:47 +2 John Wall made driving layup 41-31
5:28   Traveling violation turnover on C.J. Miles  
5:09 +2 Marcin Gortat made jump shot, assist by Bradley Beal 41-33
4:50   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
4:43   Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
4:43   Offensive rebound by OG Anunoby  
4:43   OG Anunoby missed dunk  
4:40 +2 Marcin Gortat made reverse layup, assist by John Wall 41-35
4:40   Shooting foul on Jonas Valanciunas  
4:40   Marcin Gortat missed free throw  
4:40   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
4:18 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 44-35
4:00   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
3:58   Offensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
3:57   Markieff Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:53   Defensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
3:45 +2 DeMar DeRozan made finger-roll layup 46-35
3:33   Personal foul on OG Anunoby  
3:28   Shooting foul on Jakob Poeltl  
3:28   Team rebound  
3:28   Marcin Gortat missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:28   Marcin Gortat missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:26   Offensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
3:14   Backcourt turnover on Bradley Beal  
3:01   Traveling violation turnover on Serge Ibaka  
2:41   John Wall missed jump shot  
2:38   Offensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
2:35   John Wall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:31   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
2:27   Bad pass turnover on DeMar DeRozan, stolen by Otto Porter  
2:22 +2 Bradley Beal made alley-oop shot, assist by John Wall 46-37
1:59   DeMar DeRozan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:57   Defensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
1:57   Lost ball turnover on Marcin Gortat, stolen by Kyle Lowry  
1:52   DeMar DeRozan missed layup, blocked by Markieff Morris  
1:52   Team rebound  
1:38   Marcin Gortat missed jump shot, blocked by Serge Ibaka  
1:35   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
1:24   Bad pass turnover on DeMar DeRozan, stolen by John Wall  
1:23   Shooting foul on OG Anunoby  
1:23 +1 John Wall made 1st of 2 free throws 46-38
1:23 +1 John Wall made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-39
1:04 +2 DeMar DeRozan made driving layup 48-39
0:44   Bradley Beal missed driving layup, blocked by Pascal Siakam  
0:40   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
0:34   Shooting foul on Marcin Gortat  
0:34 +1 Pascal Siakam made 1st of 2 free throws 49-39
0:34   Pascal Siakam missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:32   Defensive rebound by Otto Porter  
0:15   Shooting foul on Serge Ibaka  
0:15   John Wall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:15   Team rebound  
0:15 +1 John Wall made 2nd of 2 free throws 49-40
0:02 +2 DeMar DeRozan made layup 51-40
0:00   Tomas Satoransky missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   Team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 54-40
11:34   Marcin Gortat missed driving layup, blocked by Jonas Valanciunas  
11:34   Team rebound  
11:23 +2 Marcin Gortat made jump shot, assist by Markieff Morris 54-42
11:08   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
11:00 +3 Otto Porter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Wall 54-45
10:39 +2 DeMar DeRozan made floating jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 56-45
10:27 +3 Otto Porter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Wall 56-48
10:08 +2 Jonas Valanciunas made hook shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 58-48
9:56   Shooting foul on DeMar DeRozan  
9:56 +1 Bradley Beal made 1st of 3 free throws 58-49
9:56 +1 Bradley Beal made 2nd of 3 free throws 58-50
9:56 +1 Bradley Beal made 3rd of 3 free throws 58-51
9:42   Lost ball turnover on Jonas Valanciunas, stolen by Marcin Gortat  
9:37   Lost ball turnover on John Wall, stolen by Serge Ibaka  
9:32   Personal foul on Bradley Beal  
9:30   DeMar DeRozan missed fade-away jump shot  
9:27   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
9:22 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot 58-54
8:58   Kyle Lowry missed jump shot, blocked by Markieff Morris  
8:56   Team rebound  
8:53   Jonas Valanciunas missed hook shot  
8:51   Defensive rebound by Marcin Gortat  
8:49   Personal foul on OG Anunoby  
8:41 +2 Otto Porter made jump shot 58-56
8:24   Kyle Lowry missed driving layup, blocked by Otto Porter  
8:20   Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
8:11 +2