Raptors Rapid Recap - Toronto 127 - Washington 108


-The Raps got some revenge for an ugly recent loss to the Wizards by crushing them tonight, 127 to 108.  Toronto started strong and kept the pedal to the metal in this one shooting 58% from the field, and had seven players in double figures.  The Wiz barely put up a fight and John Wall, who played, and Gilbert Arenas combined for some beautiful 6 of 21 shooting.

-Where do we start this one.  How about with Ed Davis.  In his Raptors' debut he hardly looked the part of a rook who missed a chunk of the season, putting in 11 points and 6 rebounds with 2 blocks in only 24 minutes.  He looked as smooth and athletic as advertised too, and his presence could be felt when he stepped on the floor.

-Davis wasn't the only one banging in the paint though as Toronto as a whole outrebounded Washington 50 to 32 with Andrea Bargnani, Joey Dorsey, Demar DeRozan and Jerryd Bayless each pulling in 6 or more boards.  Sonny Weems had five of his own, and he and DeRozan busted out of their recent slump to torch the Wizards for 38 points on 14 of 23 shooting.

-Washington just didn't really look like they wanted to play this game and really, JaVale McGee was the only Wizard who Toronto had a hard time containing.  He finished with 21 points and 7 boards but got very little help from his teammates.

-Next up for Toronto is a tough match Friday against the OKC Thunder.  The Thunder may be without Kevin Durant, but Russell Westbrook has been torching clubs this season and the Raps will no doubt have their hands full. 

-Finally, some Reggie Evans news.  Reggie had surgery today and will be out for what looks like 8 weeks.  Tough blow for Reggie, but with the way Dorsey and Davis played tonight, this could be a blessing in disguise as many have intimated.

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