Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/31/12
After coming up just short again and again, the suddenly stingy Washington Wizards knocked off one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference their last time out. In contrast, they haven't been able to slow down the Toronto Raptors during their last few visits to the Air Canada Centre. Looking to post back-to-back victories for just the second time this season, Washington tries to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss to Toronto on Sunday night. Ranking near the bottom of the league with an average of 99.8 points allowed, the Wizards (12-39) have surrendered just 87.8 per game over their last eight - giving up 97 or fewer each time. Washington hasn't held opponents to under triple digits in nine straight contests since Nov. 30-Dec. 17, 2002. Despite their recent defensive prowess, the Wizards entered Friday losers of five in a row - with four of those defeats coming by four points or fewer. Washington, however, finally took advantage of its much-improved play and kicked off the...
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