The Toronto Raptors eked out a 95-93 victory Wednesday night, holding off the visiting Washington Wizards.

DeMar DeRozan hit a tough shot over Paul Pierce to conclude matters.

Lou Williams led the way, scoring 27 points as the Raptors completed the season sweep against Washington.

Per the Globe and Mail:

Williams was Toronto’s top scorer on 8-of-15 shooting, including four three-pointers. DeMar DeRozan contributed 23, including the go-ahead basket with 12 seconds remaining. Kyle Lowry had 13, and Grievis Vasquez added 11.

 

“I was very mindful of having zero points that last game so my mindset coming in was be aggressive,” said Williams, who had been 0-of-5 from the floor on Sunday. “I think now the proof is in the pudding that we are pretty solid basketball team… After the break we have to step it up one more notch when everyone comes back fully rested.”

 

“I’ll put that one in the archives and look back at it a long time from now,” said DeRozan of his shot, which he hit over Wall. […] Paul Pierce — who stung the Raptors as a Brooklyn Net in the playoffs last year with clutch game winners and a series-winning defensive stop in Game 7 – got loose for some critical looks, including eight fast points within two minutes in the third quarter, and finished with 17. Low post man Nene had 14 and four steals.