The Toronto Raptors were 0-23 coming into Friday when they trailed at half time during an away playoff game.
That finally changed in Game 6 against the Washington Wizards with Toronto triumphing 102-92.
Leading the way for the Raptors at the Capital One Arena was Kyle Lowry, as the 32-year old point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had a team high 24 points while pulling down six rebounds and passing out six assists for the game.
The Raptors won the series 4-2 and with it avoided the first round troubles that have been plaguing them over the last few years.
Toronto will host the second round series with either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Indiana Pacers, as the Pacers won Game 6 in blowout fashion heading to the Game 7 decider at the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio on Sunday.
In defeat Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards, as the 24-year old shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri had a game high 32 points while grabbing three rebounds and passing out an assists for the contest.
Otto Porter Jr. had to miss the game after having surgery to fix a build-up of blood in his left leg following a bone bruise. Porter Jr. is expected to be ready for the preseason next season.
Moving forward the Raptors are probably hoping the Pacers knock off the Cavaliers, as Toronto has lost to Cleveland the past two years.
With Boston missing players through injury and the Cavaliers a shell of their selves, at least compared to the last three years, this could finally be the season for the Raptors.
Toronto are 4999/1 to win the NBA Finals, while Golden State are 10/19 and Houston are 11/4.
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