Raptors down Wizards for best start in franchise history

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – The Toronto Raptors are off to their best
start in franchise history.

Kyle Lowry had a triple-double and DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points as the
Raptors crushed the Washington Wizards on Friday, 103-84, sending a message to
the rest of the Eastern Conference in the process.

Lowry went for 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, posting a triple-double
for the sixth time in his career. DeRozan shot 7-of-13 from the floor and made
all 11 of his free throws, and Terrence Ross dropped 18 points for the
winners.

The Raptors are 5-1 for the first time in team history.

Washington’s starters shot 11-for-48, with none of them cracking digits in the
scoring column in the humbling setback. Otto Porter led three reserves in
double figures with 13 points.