Washington Accomplishes Another Win Against Toronto in Game 4
WASHINGTON-- The whistle was blown, and the crowd was in dismay as guard Bradley Beal received his final foul of the night. A call he isn’t too happy about. A little over four minutes remained in the fourth quarter as Beal and guard DeMar DeRozan got tangled up fighting for an offensive rebound. Beal with his hands up, fell backwards onto the court and sprinted up quickly when he realized that he was going to be out for the rest of the night.
“When initially they called me for my sixth, I was beyond emotional, beyond mad, frustrated,” Beal said. “Pretty much any synonym you can add on that list. And I honestly thought they were going to kick me out of the game because I was so mad.”
Beal’s emotions were contagious as the entire Capital One Arena began booing the referee in unison. Beal scored 31 points against Toronto and was a major asset to the team’s win Sunday night before fouling out.
“I kind of gathered my emotions and thoughts and told my team that we are going to win regardless, because we still got John in the game and I love our chances.” Beal said.
Which proved to be true.
Wall was able to shake through the paint and get in some shots pushing Washington’s lead further and carrying the team to their second straight win. Wall finished the night with 27 points and 14 assists.
A typical slow start for the Wizards, eventually turned into a victory as the team outscored the Raptors in the third and fourth quarter picking up their second straight win 106-98. The team managed to maintain with the absence of Beal and had a 12-2 run in the last few minutes of the game.
“We got a lot of fight in us,” Wall said. “When we go down 0-2, a lot of people write us off, saying we can’t win a game, we gonna get swept. But I guess when the pressure is on us, we like to step up to the plate.”
Washington needs to keep the momentum from these last two games and bring it on the road. Tying with the Raptors 2-2, the Wizards are close to ending this series and stepping ahead to the second round of playoffs. With Toronto having a 36-7 home game record, Washington must break their road game losing habit in order to advance.
Game 5 will be in Toronto Wednesday night.