Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 114-106 loss to the Toronto Raptors at the Verizon Center on Friday night that are worth revisiting...
1. The Wizards and Raptors haven't developed much bad blood despite meeting in the playoffs two years ago and being so close to each other in the Eastern Conference. But you wouldn't know that by this sequence that saw Markieff Morris and Serge Ibaka mix it up.
Morris and Ibaka got tangled during a John Wall free throw and then had some words for each other:
Who would you take in a fight? I'll go with Keef.
2. Bradley Beal caught fire in the second quarter with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Two of his made shots can be seen in this highlight here. Beal hit a three and caught a long pass from Wall for a layup all within a short span:
Beal finished with 27 points and a season-high seven rebounds.
3. Here's another Wall-to-Beal connection. Wall found Beal for an alley-oop in a halfcourt set:
4. This was Wall's best play of the night. He blocked Cory Joseph and had to adjust mid-air to do so:
5. Back to Morris. He ended up having the best dunk of the game, a two-handed slam that put Patrick Patterson on a poster:
The Wizards fell short in their comeback attempt after at one point trailing by 19 points and because of that the Raptors took the season series 2-1. They now hold the tiebreaker if the two finish with the same regular season record.
That's not good, but here's a pretty solid tweet from our @CSNWizards account:
tfw someone tells you the Skins should trade for Romo. pic.twitter.com/tAEkUL2cVT— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) March 4, 2017
See you Sunday, Wizards fans.
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