Washington Wizards @ Toronto Raptors Free Tip Game 2 NBA Playoffs April 21st

I was incorrect on my last Raptors free tip as the Raptors (-4) were defeated 93-86 in overtime in game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series versus the Washington Wizards. Tonight is game 2 of the series.

 Washington Wizards @ Toronto Raptors – Game 2 – Wizards lead 1-0

 

Probable starting line-ups:

Washington – PG – John Wall  SG – Bradley Beal  C – Marcin Gortat  SF – Paul Pierce  PF – Nene Hilario

Toronto – PG – Kyle Lowry  SG – DeMar DeRozan  C – Jonas Valanciunas  SF – Terrence Ross  PF – Tyler Hansbrough

Series Leaders:

Washington – PPG – Paul Pierce 20.0  RPG – Nene Hilario 13.0  APG – John Wall 8.0

Toronto – PPG – Amir Johnson 18.0  RPG – DeMar DeRozan 11.0  APG – DeMar DeRozan 6.0

Series Summary:

Game 1 – Washington 93 Toronto 86 (1 ot)

Overview:

The Washington Wizards were led in scoring by small forward Paul Pierce’s 20 points. He was 7 of 10 from the field and 4 of 7 from the 3 point line in 37 minutes. He also had 4 rebounds. Shooting guard Bradley Beal finished with 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. He was 6 of 23 from the field and 3 of 5 from the free throw line in 48 minutes. Power forward Nene Hilario contributed with a double-double as he scored 12 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. He was 6 of 13 from the field in 21 minutes. Point guard John Wall chipped in with 10 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. He was 5 of 18 from the field in 44 minutes. Backup center Kevin Seraphin netted 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. He was 5 of 10 from the field in 17 reserve minutes. Center Marcin Gortat put in 8 points and had 8 rebounds. He was 3 of 6 from the field in 26 minutes. The team shot 39.4% from the field, 28.6% from the 3 point line (6-21), and 60% from the free throw line (9-15). The Wizards out-rebounded their opposition 61-48. They are 7-5 in their last 12 playoff games.

The Toronto Raptors were led in game 1 by power forward Amir Johnson’s 18 points and 8 rebounds. He was 8 of 12 from the field and 2 of 3 from the free throw line in 34 minutes. Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He also had 6 assists. He was 6 of 20 from the field and 3 of 5 from the free throw line in 43 minutes. Power forward Patrick Patterson contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. He was 4 of 8 from the field and 2 of 5 from the 3 point line in 32 bench minutes. Backup point guard Greivis Vasquez chipped in with 10 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds. He was 4 of 6 from the field in 31 minutes. Backup shooting guard Louis Williams had 10 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. He was 4 of 16 from the field in 32 reserve minutes. Point guard Kyle Lowry finished with 7 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. He was 2 of 10 from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line in 33 minutes. The team shot 38% from the field, 20.7% from the 3 point line (6-29), and 71.4% from the free throw line (10-14). The Raptors have lost their last 3 playoff games.

Game 3 is Friday at Washington.

Prediction:

Game 1 turned out to be intense as a victor wasn’t declared until after an overtime period. I think this game could be just as close but I really like the Raptors to bounce back at home, they’re going to need Kyle Lowry to have more production and shoot better. Take the Raptors -4.5 (1.86) (Bet365)

 

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