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Raptors Post Game Report Card: Bench Lifts Toronto Over Washington Wizards

It was a battle of the bottom dwellers, as the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 99-92. This game was sloppy, slow paced, and very hard to watch at times.

The Raptors held a slight lead throughout the entire game, and Washington failed to make a push and take over.

There isn’t much to talk about, so let’s get to the report card:

Offence- B+

Positives

40 bench points was a huge boost for the Raps tonight. Ben Uzoh has done a solid job of filling in for the injured Jerryd Bayless, and the Raptors will likely extend his contract till the end of the season. Same goes for Alan Anderson.

Negatives

You would have hoped players like Bargnani and DeRozan would have been more effective against a mediocre Wizards defence, netting only 18 and 15 points respectively.

The Raptors offence was solid, not spectacular.

Defence- B- 

Positives

For the majority of the game, the Raps defence was quite solid.

Negatives

It was solid, but we’ve seen much better performances defensively by the Raps. In the fourth they were awful defensively.

Rebounding- A+ 

Positives

This pretty much won the Raptors the game, out-rebounding the Wizards 43-31. Andrea Bargnani and Aaron Gray led the Raps with 8 rebounds each.

Negatives

James Johnson didn’t record a rebound. Strange.

Overall, this was a pretty boring game. Neither team played particularly well, but the Raps did enough to come away with the win. The Raps get a night off before the Bobcats come to Toronto on Tuesday.

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