Raptors vanquish Wizards to advance to 2nd round

The Toronto Raptors have advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the third consecutive season.

Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and the Raptors beat Washington 102-92 on Friday, winning the opening-round playoff series four games to two.

DeMar DeRozan added 16 points for Toronto, while Jonas Valanciunas finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Pascal Siakam scored 11 off the bench.

Siakam led the second unit with 11 points and eight rebounds off the bench.(Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Bradley Beal had 32 points to top the Wizards, while John Wall added 23.

The home team had won each of the first five games of the series, the Raptors taking a 3-2 lead with Wednesday’s 108-98 victory the Air Canada Centre.

But Toronto was intent on preventing a Game 7.

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