The Wizards didn't allow a repeat of what happened in a first-round series with the Bulls last season, which could've cost them vs. the Raptors.
Given the age of Washington's roster and how well Randy Wittman prepares for a seven-game series, getting at least of a full week of rest before playing in the second round should help.
Toronto's issue wasn't making open shots, but getting them. Plus a Pierce-Ariza connection and Marcin Gortat owns the first quarter,
The Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, tying the series at two games apiece.