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Quick Reaction: Toronto Raptors 113 Washington Wizards 103 - Raptors Republic;

Quick Reaction: Toronto Raptors 113 Washington Wizards 103 - Raptors Republic

Raptors RepublicQuick Reaction: Toronto Raptors 113 Washington Wizards 103Raptors RepublicD. Carroll 22 MIN | 2-7 FG | 1-5 3FG | 2-4 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -10 +/-He didn't contribute very much offensively and missed 4 of his 5 good looks from 3. Defense was subpar and he was a -10 on the night. The Raptors ...and more »

How DeMar DeRozan Became An Elite Scorer Without A Three-Point Shot - Raptors Republic;

How DeMar DeRozan Became An Elite Scorer Without A Three-Point Shot - Raptors Republic

Raptors RepublicHow DeMar DeRozan Became An Elite Scorer Without A Three-Point ShotRaptors RepublicDeRozan not only has the skills to be a very good player, he's also very smart in the way he carries out these moves. TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 28: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors reacts to a call by the referee during the NBA season opener ...and more »

DeMar DeRozan Joins Elite Company After Fourth-Straight 30-point Game - TBN (blog);

DeMar DeRozan Joins Elite Company After Fourth-Straight 30-point Game - TBN (blog)

TBN (blog)DeMar DeRozan Joins Elite Company After Fourth-Straight 30-point GameTBN (blog)The Toronto Raptors gave DeMar DeRozan a cool $139 million this summer, and the two-time All-Star is showing he's worth every penny. On Wednesday night, DeRozan tallied 40 points against the Washington Wizards, and it was the fourth-straight game ...and more »

DeRozan and Lowry bail out Toronto against the Denver youth movement - Raptors Republic;

DeRozan and Lowry bail out Toronto against the Denver youth movement - Raptors Republic

Raptors RepublicDeRozan and Lowry bail out Toronto against the Denver youth movementRaptors RepublicToronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, right, and Kyle Lowry celebrate during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat in Toronto, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) ...and more »

NBA scores 2016: DeMar DeRozan is just doing DeMar DeRozan - SB Nation;

NBA scores 2016: DeMar DeRozan is just doing DeMar DeRozan - SB Nation

SB NationNBA scores 2016: DeMar DeRozan is just doing DeMar DeRozanSB NationDeMar DeRozan doesn't need approval. He'd like it, sure — his indignation at only being ranked the No. 46 player in the league proves that. But his performance through four games proves he's not missing a step no matter what people think of him.and more »

Raptors vs. Wizards: 3 Stars of the Night - Tip of the Tower;

Raptors vs. Wizards: 3 Stars of the Night - Tip of the Tower

Tip of the TowerRaptors vs. Wizards: 3 Stars of the NightTip of the TowerEveryone recognizes your Kyle Lowry's and DeMar DeRozan's, but our Three Stars of the Game offers a chance for other players on the Toronto Raptors (and other teams) to shine through. Truly one of the greatest systems implemented to recognize ...and more »

Morning tip: Wizards experience seismic rotation shift after 2nd unit sputters again - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog);

Morning tip: Wizards experience seismic rotation shift after 2nd unit sputters again - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)

CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)Morning tip: Wizards experience seismic rotation shift after 2nd unit sputters againCSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)The downside of all that is it required him to rely heavily on his starters with Marcin Gortat at 43 minutes, 39 for Bradley Beal, 38 for Otto Porter, 37 for John Wall and 36 by Markieff Morris. After Game 3 this doesn't seem like a huge deal, but the ...and more »

DeMar DeRozan continues his scorching start, hanging 40 on the Wizards - Yahoo Sports;

DeMar DeRozan continues his scorching start, hanging 40 on the Wizards - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo SportsDeMar DeRozan continues his scorching start, hanging 40 on the WizardsYahoo SportsThe best player in the Eastern Conference is, as it's been for the last dozen or so years, LeBron James. But the hottest player in the East at the start of the 2016-17 NBA season? That'd be DeMar DeRozan. [Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Basketball contest ...and more »

DeMar DeRozan counters Wizards gameplan to drop 40 - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog);

DeMar DeRozan counters Wizards gameplan to drop 40 - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)

CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)DeMar DeRozan counters Wizards gameplan to drop 40CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)The Wizards entered their home opener against the Raptors with a gameplan to stop DeMar DeRozan, Toronto's All-Star shooting guard, with an emphasis on keeping him off the free throw line. DeRozan is one of the best in the business at drawing fouls and ...and more »

For Scott Brooks and the Wizards, learning curve may be a long one - Washington Post;

For Scott Brooks and the Wizards, learning curve may be a long one - Washington Post

Washington PostFor Scott Brooks and the Wizards, learning curve may be a long oneWashington PostIt was a welcome befitting a team trying to restore its reputation. As the 2016-17 Washington Wizards were introduced before their home opener Wednesday night, Verizon Center sat half-empty. Late-arriving crowd. After the public-address announcer ...and more »

Game Rap: Raptors 113, Wizards 103 - Raptors.com;

Game Rap: Raptors 113, Wizards 103 - Raptors.com

Raptors.comGame Rap: Raptors 113, Wizards 103Raptors.comDeMar DeRozan drilled his first three-pointer of the season to put Toronto ahead by 10 with 33 seconds remaining. Thanks to another remarkable performance from DeRozan, the Raptors held off the Wizards to collect a 113-103 victory and move to 3-1 on ...and more »

DeRozan continues to dominate as Raptors take down Wizards - Toronto Sun;

DeRozan continues to dominate as Raptors take down Wizards - Toronto Sun

Toronto SunDeRozan continues to dominate as Raptors take down WizardsToronto SunWASHINGTON — In hindsight maybe calling it a must-win night against a team with a guy averaging 35 a night was a bad idea. But give the Washington Wizards points for effort and enthusiasm. They just didn't have an answer for DeMar DeRozan and that ...and more »

Washington Wizards Three Takeaways: Wizards Drop Home Opener Against Toronto Raptors - Wiz of Awes;

Washington Wizards Three Takeaways: Wizards Drop Home Opener Against Toronto Raptors - Wiz of Awes

Wiz of AwesWashington Wizards Three Takeaways: Wizards Drop Home Opener Against Toronto RaptorsWiz of AwesWashington Wizards were hoping to gain some much-needed momentum in their home opener, but dropped a third straight to the Toronto Raptors. With two games in the books, it was difficult to seriously consider the third a “must-win.” But after falling ...and more »

Wizards fizzle in home opener, fall to 0-3 with 113-103 loss to Raptors - Washington Post;

Wizards fizzle in home opener, fall to 0-3 with 113-103 loss to Raptors - Washington Post

Washington PostWizards fizzle in home opener, fall to 0-3 with 113-103 loss to RaptorsWashington PostBefore the Washington Wizards played their home opener, Coach Scott Brooks shared his love of such a scene — the smell of the arena, the electricity in the air. Rosy stuff, for sure, but not exactly the atmosphere the Wizards walked into Wednesday ...and more »

DeMar DeRozan is putting up historic numbers with a throwback style - Yahoo Sports;

DeMar DeRozan is putting up historic numbers with a throwback style - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo SportsDeMar DeRozan is putting up historic numbers with a throwback styleYahoo SportsA certain offensive approach currently reigns supreme in the NBA. Teams that don't or can't spread the floor and shoot lots of 3-pointers are said to be ignorant of basic math, and perimeter players who struggle with their jumpers often seem to create ...and more »

DeRozan scores 40, Lowry gets stitches as Raptors beat Wizards - The Globe and Mail;

DeRozan scores 40, Lowry gets stitches as Raptors beat Wizards - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailDeRozan scores 40, Lowry gets stitches as Raptors beat WizardsThe Globe and MailDeMar DeRozan continued his hot start by scoring 40 points and outduelling John Wall in a showcase of all-star guards as the Toronto Raptors beat the winless Washington Wizards 113-103 on Wednesday night. DeRozan was 14 of 23 from the floor despite ...and more »

DeMar DeRozan scores 40 again to lift Raptors past Wizards - Toronto Star;

DeMar DeRozan scores 40 again to lift Raptors past Wizards - Toronto Star

Toronto StarDeMar DeRozan scores 40 again to lift Raptors past WizardsToronto StarRaptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points for the second time this season, and topped 30 for the fourth straight game. (Geoff Burke / USA Today Sports). By Chris O'Leary Sports Reporter. Wed., Nov. 2, 2016. WASHINGTON—The fan sitting in the lower ...and more »

Wizards remain winless as DeMar DeRozan scores 40 to lift Raptors - Washington Times;

Wizards remain winless as DeMar DeRozan scores 40 to lift Raptors - Washington Times

Washington TimesWizards remain winless as DeMar DeRozan scores 40 to lift RaptorsWashington TimesWashington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots in front of Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43), guard DeMar DeRozan (10) and guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Washington. ... more >.and more »

VIDEO: Orioles star Adam Jones takes in Wizards home opener - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog);

VIDEO: Orioles star Adam Jones takes in Wizards home opener - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)

CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)VIDEO: Orioles star Adam Jones takes in Wizards home openerCSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)The baseball stars were out for the Wizards' home opener against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo was in attendance. So was Orioles All-Star outfielder Adam Jones. Check out Jones on the CSN ...and more »

NBA 2016 Toronto Raptors VS Washington Wizards Match Live Score Updates Highlights Winner Results - News Recorder;

NBA 2016 Toronto Raptors VS Washington Wizards Match Live Score Updates Highlights Winner Results - News Recorder

News RecorderNBA 2016 Toronto Raptors VS Washington Wizards Match Live Score Updates Highlights Winner ResultsNews RecorderToronto Raptors are going to chase the Washington Wizards in their next match which is on Wednesday in Washington DC, the USA at Verizon Center. Washington is going to play their first home game of this season. The Washington Wizards is playing their ...and more »