WASHINGTON -- Guard DeMar DeRozen scored 20 points and point guard Kyle Lowry added 19 points as the streaking Toronto Raptors used a dominating third quarter for a 101-88 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Small forward Terrence Ross sank four 3-pointres in the third quarter for 12 of his 14 points. Lowry, who also had 11 assists, made all four of his 3-point attempts overall and Toronto finished 11 of 22 from beyond the arc.
The Raptors never trailed, led by 26 points in the second half and scored 25 points off Washington's 18 turnovers. Toronto has won five straight and is 9-2 since trading forward Rudy Gay to Sacramento last month.
Washington has lost two straight games, both at home, after closing 2013 winning five of six.
Ross' third 3-pointer within the opening three minutes of the third quarter extended the Raptors' lead to 60-49. Lowry's basket from beyond the arc capped the decisive run for a 73-53 lead with 5:21 remaining.
The Raptors are 10-7 on the road with wins in seven of its last eight away games.
NOTES: Raptors F Tyler Hansbrough did not play after reaggravating a left ankle injury in Wednesday night's win at Indiana. Before the game, Toronto announced G Dwight Buycks was assigned to the Bakersville Jam of the NBA's Developmental League. ... Wizards coach Randy Wittman said no formal timeline exists for F Al Harrington's return from right knee surgery. The 33-year-old Harrington has missed the last 21 games. ... G Gilbert Arenas was the last Washington player to score at least 20 points in nine straight games. He had 13 straight games with 20 or more points during the 2006-07 season. ... Toronto plays the middle game of a three-game road trip at the Miami Heat on Sunday, the same day Washington hosts the Golden State Warriors.