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DeRozan, Miles lead surging Raptors past Wizards, 102-95

WASHINGTON (AP) These days it doesn't seem to matter who is on the floor for the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, reserve CJ Miles added 20 and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 102-95 on Friday night.

The Raptors have won 10 of their last 11 games, including a season-high four straight on the road.

Led by Miles, the Toronto bench - which came in averaging 41.1 points - outscored Washington's reserves 50-15.

''We take a lot of pride in coming off that bench and changing games,'' Miles said. ''We've been calling ourselves the best bench in the league all year and I don't think anybody can take that from us.''

Miles scored 11 points in the second half and was 6 of 9 from 3-point range.

''We needed every one of them,'' coach Dwane Casey said. ''Tonight was one of those nights where it was a struggle. Both teams were playing physical basketball, playoff-style basketball and it was hard. It was hard to score.''

Jonas Valenciunas and reserve Fred VanVleet added 12 points apiece for Toronto.

Otto Porter Jr. led Washington with 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Bradley Beal rebounded from an eight-point effort Wednesday against Golden State to finish with 23.

But 18 Washington turnovers - including six by point guard Tomas Satoransky - led to 27 Toronto points.

''I think it was bad decision-making, especially on my part,'' Satoransky said. ''I think I have to do a much better job. Especially the first half. I felt like that kind of had an influence on my game There were some bad mistakes I usually don't do.''

Neither team led by more than four points in the fourth quarter until Miles' 3-pointer from the corner made it 94-88 with 3:06 left.

Beal's free throws cut the lead to four, but DeRozan scored four straight points and his layup gave the Raptors a 98-90 lead with 56 seconds remaining.

''Tonight, CJ had it rolling,'' DeRozan said. ''You come in the game and realize that and you kind of use him at times to get you a shot, or at times for you to get off a shot and that's what we did.''

The Wizards got no closer than five points in the final minute.

Porter scored 13 points in the third quarter as the Wizards rallied from a 10-point deficit.

The Wizards fell to 10-5 as point guard John Wall recovers from left knee surgery.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said before the game that Wall will begin on-court work consisting of light shooting soon, maybe Friday or Saturday.

With Valanciunas on the bench with two quick fouls, the Wizards hit three 3s and jumped out to an 18-4 lead.

The Raptors reserves keyed a rally and Toronto took its first lead at 35-34 on Malcolm Miller's 3-pointer with 7:50 left in the first half.

TIP-INS

Raptors: Rookie F OG Anunoby, who left Wednesday's game with a right ankle sprain, sat out. ... Jakob Poeltl had three blocks and has blocked a shot in 11 straight games. ... Split the season series with Washington 2-2.

Wizards: Had their streak of eight consecutive games with 25 or more assists snapped. ... Streak of 100-point games was snapped at 15. ... Outrebounded the Raptors 47-34. ... Satoransky finished with 10 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

OTTO-MATIC

Over his last four games, Porter is averaging 23.4 points on 36-of-63 shooting (57 percent), including 12 of 21 from 3-point range.

''He's really stepped up,'' Brooks said. ''He's making shots. He's making timely shots. We need it.''

UP NEXT

Raptors: Host Charlotte on Sunday.

Wizards: Host Indiana on Sunday.

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Key Players
D. DeRozan
10 SG
B. Beal
3 SG
36.4 Min. Per Game 36.4
23.4 Pts. Per Game 23.4
4.5 Ast. Per Game 4.5
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
46.3 Field Goal % 46.1
46.1 Three Point % 46.2
82.7 Free Throw % 79.3
  Out of bounds turnover on Markieff Morris 0:06
+ 1 Fred VanVleet made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:06
  Fred VanVleet missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:06
  Team rebound 0:06
  Personal foul on Kelly Oubre 0:06
+ 1 Markieff Morris made 3rd of 3 free throws 0:18
+ 1 Markieff Morris made 2nd of 3 free throws 0:18
  Team rebound 0:18
  Markieff Morris missed 1st of 3 free throws 0:18
  Shooting foul on Jakob Poeltl 0:18
+ 1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:25
Team Stats
Points 102 95
Field Goals 36-78 (46.2%) 36-79 (45.6%)
3-Pointers 10-33 (30.3%) 9-24 (37.5%)
Free Throws 20-32 (62.5%) 14-21 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 48 56
Offensive 8 15
Defensive 26 32
Team 14 9
Assists 19 24
Steals 9 2
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 7 17
Fouls 22 25
Technicals 2 1
23 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
23 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Raptors 44-17 19322625102
home team logo Wizards 36-27 2720272195
Team Stats
away team logo Raptors 44-17 107.3 PPG 40.1 RPG 21.8 APG
home team logo Wizards 36-27 107.2 PPG 40 RPG 23.3 APG
Key Players
D. DeRozan SG PPG RPG APG FG%
O. Porter SF 14.7 PPG 6.4 RPG 2.0 APG 50.3 FG%
Top Scorers
D. DeRozan SG 23 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
O. Porter SF 24 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
46.2 FG% 45.6
30.3 3PT FG% 37.5
62.5 FT% 66.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 33 23 4 4 3 0 0 0 9/17 0/3 5/7 1 3 38 -2
J. Valanciunas 18 12 4 0 0 0 2 3 5/6 1/1 1/4 2 2 14 -11
K. Lowry 32 10 7 5 1 0 1 3 4/10 1/5 1/2 0 7 27 -2
S. Ibaka 19 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 2/7 0/2 3/6 1 3 13 -13
N. Powell 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 3 -16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 33 23 4 4 3 0 0 0 9/17 0/3 5/7 1 3 38 -2
J. Valanciunas 18 12 4 0 0 0 2 3 5/6 1/1 1/4 2 2 14 -11
K. Lowry 32 10 7 5 1 0 1 3 4/10 1/5 1/2 0 7 27 -2
S. Ibaka 19 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 2/7 0/2 3/6 1 3 13 -13
N. Powell 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 3 -16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Miles 20 20 1 1 1 1 0 4 7/10 6/9 0/0 0 1 25 +18
F. VanVleet 28 12 4 3 1 1 2 3 2/9 1/6 7/8 2 2 22 +20
J. Poeltl 22 6 3 0 0 3 1 3 3/3 0/0 0/1 1 2 11 +4
P. Siakam 23 5 3 1 2 0 0 1 2/9 0/2 1/1 0 3 12 +13
L. Nogueira 7 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 2/3 1 1 5 +14
M. Miller 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0 3 +6
D. Wright 9 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 1 8 +4
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Anunoby - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 102 34 19 9 5 7 22 36/78 10/33 20/32 8 26 181 +35
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 39 24 6 2 1 0 2 1 9/12 2/3 4/6 3 3 33 +1
B. Beal 39 23 7 6 0 0 1 5 8/19 3/7 4/5 3 4 41 +6
M. Morris 31 15 5 0 1 2 2 4 6/12 1/2 2/3 1 4 21 +7
T. Satoransky 35 10 6 8 0 0 6 3 4/7 2/4 0/0 2 4 26 -2
M. Gortat 24 8 8 1 0 2 0 1 3/7 0/0 2/3 0 8 20 +11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 39 24 6 2 1 0 2 1 9/12 2/3 4/6 3 3 33 +1
B. Beal 39 23 7 6 0 0 1 5 8/19 3/7 4/5 3 4 41 +6
M. Morris 31 15 5 0 1 2 2 4 6/12 1/2 2/3 1 4 21 +7
T. Satoransky 35 10 6 8 0 0 6 3 4/7 2/4 0/0 2 4 26 -2
M. Gortat 24 8 8 1 0 2 0 1 3/7 0/0 2/3 0 8 20 +11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
I. Mahinmi 13 6 6 1 0 1 1 3 2/5 0/0 2/4 5 1 14 -8
K. Oubre 21 5 5 2 0 0 2 5 2/8 1/6 0/0 1 4 12 -19
J. Smith 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 2 -7
M. Scott 12 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1/4 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 -8
J. Meeks 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -11
T. Frazier 12 0 4 4 0 0 2 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 4 10 -5
R. Sessions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 95 47 24 2 5 17 25 36/79 9/24 14/21 15 32 180 -35