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Raptors vs. Wizards: It's a D.C. Party

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The Raptors take their show on the road to the United States' capital for a date with the struggling Washington Wizards.

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The Washington Wizards tried to wipe the slate clean after an underwhelming 2015-16 campaign that saw them finish on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, but back-to-back losses to open the new season have some in D.C. hovering their fingers over the panic button.

Wizards big man Marcin Gortat even went as far as stating tonight's game is a "must-win" for his team. It won't be easy, as the Raptors are in town with their sights set on collecting a third win in four tries out of the gate.

DeMar DeRozan has been a monster so far for the Dinos, as the 27-year-old is averaging 35 points through three games. DeRozan's stellar play has himself in some nice company.

The Raptors, who have the 10th best offense in the league, have hit only 19 percent of their uncontested threes so far. They're also averaging 258 passes per-game, which is last in the NBA. That's down from 305 (15th) from last year.

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