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Wizards Gear Up for Game 5

Washington looks to steal road win

April 25, 2018 - 12:10 pm

By Austin Medina

The Washington Wizards have a huge game 5 Wednesday night in Toronto. 

After losing the first two games on the road, the Wizards went back to DC and took the next two games. With the series tied at 2-2, Washington will have to win atleast one game in Toronto to win the series as well as winning at home. Winning in Toronto isn't easy, as the Raptors only lost seven of their 41 home games this season. 

The Wiz will need big games out of their two star guards in order to steal a road win. John Wall has played out of his mind this series, averaging 26.8 points, 13 assists, and three steals. Beal has averaged nearly 22 points per game on 47% shooting as well as 44.4% shooting from three.

The offensive production is clearly needed but it's the defenseive side of the ball where these two need to be effective. Stopping the guard play of Toronto is just as important, in particular DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan is leading the series in scoring, dropping 28 points a night. The Wizards have to be able to contain him in Toronto if they have any chance of gaining the series lead. 

Watch the game tonight at 7 pm.