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With 20 points from DeRozan, Raptors stretch winning streak to 5 by beating Wizards 101-88

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives past Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 03, 2014 - 6:22 PM

WASHINGTON - DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry outplayed John Wall with 19 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors won their season-high fifth consecutive game by beating the Washington Wizards 101-88 Friday night.

Atlantic Division-leading Toronto improved to 16-15, the first time since January 2010 its winning percentage has been above .500 at least 30 games into a season.

Patrick Patterson scored Toronto's last 11 points of the third quarter, when the Raptors outscored the Wizards 36-16 to blow open a game that was tied with less than a minute left in the first half. Patterson finished with 18 points.

Wall, who scored a season-high 37 at Toronto on Nov. 22, was limited to 11 points and six assists Friday. He'd scored at least 20 in eight straight games.

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