Toronto's Delon Wright heeds advice, shoots the ball in win over Washington

Jonas Valanciunas And Delon Wright Led The Raptors To A Game 5 Win Over The Wizards

"About 30 people were telling me that".

"As a kid you always have those 3, 2, 1 moments, and that's what it kind of felt like", James said. The Cavs had tried everything to try and shake things up after halftime, even doing layup lines at the break in Game 4 like a high school squad.

The contents of the film in question were incriminating to Wright.

Through the first three quarters, Washington seemed the hungrier team in a back-and-forth battle that saw neither team lead by double digits.

"That was a big shot for him", he added.

The simplest reason the Wizards lost Game 5 is they took some bad shots in the fourth quarter, in which they led by five with just under nine minutes left, by hoisting up one forced 3-pointer after another. With the shot clock winding down, Wright caught the ball in stride a good four feet behind the 3-point line. We just didn't make shots.

The Raptors took a 3-2 series lead with a 108-98 home win in game five on Wednesday night. The Raptors have spent a full season refashioning their offense into a system more predicated on movement and playmaking.

In the end, Toronto's supporting cast was the difference.

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The Raptors chose to stick with their veteran big man down the stretch and it paid major dividends as Valanciunas had six points in the fourth quarter, but more importantly it was his presence in the paint on both ends that was the key as he had some big rebounds and even made some plays in pick-and-roll defense (not known as his strong suit) in crunch time.

"We've been down 2-0 before, so I don't think being down 3-2 when we are going home is anything psychologically draining", Oubre said. Also, while Toronto did not rebound well in game five, I am confident they can make the necessary adjustments from a rebounding standpoint as overall they are the better rebounding team. "Having homecourt advantage. Being able to be here and have them behind us".

"We feel like we let one slip away", Wall said. The all-star shooting guard launched a trio of deep attempts, making one futile three-pointer well after the result of Game 5 had been determined. "He's been getting in the paint, kicking it out. He's been more aggressive offensively, which we need him to do".

DeRozan is shooting 40 percent from 10-to-14 feet out, down from 41.5 percent in the regular season, and just 28.6 percent from 15-to-19 feet, down from 43.7.

The defensive effort also was the finest of the series for the Raptors, as they allowed Washington only 98 points in 97 possessions. The Raptors as a team had 26 assists, compared to 21 for the Wizards.

But the three balls were starting to fall more regularly for Toronto.

We seriously need basketball back in Vancouver • Toronto Raptors writer and contributor for Daily Hive Vancouver, Toronto. Key in this effort: big man Jonas Valanciunas, who played his first fourth-quarter minutes of the series, to great effect.

"We've been pretty good on the road", coach Dwane Casey said after the Raptors rode a late surge, and a buoyant Air Canada Centre crowd, to overcome a late deficit on Wednesday night. But Toronto's ball-moving, three-point focused offence didn't show up right away Wednesday.

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