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Siakam red-hot as Raptors top Wizards

TORONTO—Pascal Siakam got chants of “MVP, MVP.”

Jeremy Lin, just hours after landing in Toronto, got a standing ovation as he made his Raptors' debut.

It made for a feel-good night as Toronto, fuelled by Siakam's career-high 44 points in the absence of Kawhi Leonard (knee), held on to beat the Washington Wizards 129-120 in a back-and-forth game last night.

Raptors notch fourth-straight win

TORONTO—While the Raptors ran their record to 4-0, and came close to a franchise record with 36 assists in their highest offensive output of the young season, coach Nick Nurse pointed to his defence after a 127-106 win over the Charlotte Hornets last night.

“I think we created a lot [of offence] out of our defence tonight, which I was probably more happy with,” he remarked.

Raptors ousted again by Cavaliers

CLEVELAND—After a season to remember, the Toronto Raptors disappeared last night in a playoff series to forget—put to the sword yet again by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In a must-win game with their season on the line, the Raptors were eviscerated. LeBron James and the Cavaliers had their way in a 128-93 blowout win to complete a four-game sweep of their Eastern Conference semi-final.