Wizards blow 23-point lead in loss to Raptors

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam scored a season-high 39 points and the Toronto Raptors overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards, 111-107, on Monday night.

Siakam sparked Toronto’s comeback with 22 points in the third quarter. He finished with 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Washington’s Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 34 points but turned the ball over by stepping out of bounds after Siakam’s basket with 8.4 seconds left gave Toronto its first lead since the opening quarter.

Washington led 107-95 with 5:47 left to play but didn’t score again. The Wizards lost Sunday at Brooklyn by giving up a late 15-0 run after they led by five.

Scottie Barnes scored 19 points, Jakob Poeltl had 13, and Precious Achiuwa added 10 as the Raptors (5-5) won their third straight against Washington.

Toronto’s Dennis Schröder shot 1 for 12 but made a pair of free throws with 2.1 seconds left to seal the win. Schröder finished with four points.

Daniel Gafford and Jordan Poole scored 14 points apiece for Washington (2-8). Tyus Jones, Corey Kispert and Bilal Coulibaly each had 10. The Wizards have lost seven of eight.

Toronto’s Chris Boucher dunked with 2:59 left to trim Washington’s lead to 107-103, and Barnes cut the gap to two with a driving basket with 1:29 remaining.

Barnes stole Deni Avdija’s errant pass and fed Boucher for the game-tying basket with 51.6 seconds left, leading to a Wizards timeout that didn’t halt Toronto’s momentum.

Washington rested forward Danilo Gallinari on the second night of a back-to-back, and former Raptor Delon Wright sat for the second straight game because of a sprained left knee.

Raptors forward OG Anunoby was unavailable because of a cut finger on his right hand, and guard Gary Trent Jr. sat for the second straight game because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Anunoby cut himself working at home on Sunday’s day off. Former Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. started in his place and scored five points.

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