The Washington Wizards grabbed a 2-0 series stranglehold against the Toronto Raptors after Bradley Beal pumped in 28 points in a 117-106 Game 2 road win Tuesday night—John Wall also chipped in 26 points and 17 assists.
Beal made it clear to everyone that his squad isn’t made up of “punks.”
The Raptors’ defense has yet to show up in the series, and time is running out for the dinosaurs.
Paul Pierce shouting on the way to the locker room after #wizards Game 2 win: "I don't want to go through customs no more."
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) April 22, 2015
There’s also growing concern in the T-Dot about point guard Kyle Lowry’s health.
Per the National Post:
“We have to play with passion,” (Greivis) Vasquez said. “We have to play like we love the game. … We’ve done it before. It’s playoff time. Playoffs mean you have to play with everything you got. I don’t think we did.”
Most disturbingly, Kyle Lowry remains flat, shooting 3-for-10 from the floor. One fourth-quarter spin move resulted in a travelling call; he attempted a runner on another foray into the paint, the same one that he hit over Kevin Garnett in Game 4 last year, and it was blocked. He limped to the locker room with five minutes to go in the game, and was diagnosed with a left shin contusion. He said he would be fine to play in Friday’s Game 3.
“I’d say I feel shittty right now,” Lowry said. “I’m not getting clean looks right now and I even missed a couple of free throws. I can’t dictate my game on just offence, I can’t even stay on the floor. I need to find a way to stay on the floor.”