DeMarre Carroll


Losing has a way of making work less fun, especially when your work is playing NBA games.


Turning back the clock and playing the type of grind-it-out defense that the Wizards are known for, they almost ended their three-game losing streak Saturday.


Matchup: Washington Wizards (6-7) vs Toronto Raptors (10-6)

When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (TV: CSN, via NBC Sports Live Extra) 


Aside from what took place in Atlanta last season, when the Wizards lost in six games to the Hawks in the conference semifinals, John Wall remembers the 2014-15 regular season.


MONTREAL (AP) -- DeMarre Carroll scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had 13 to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 92-82 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night in the final preseason game for both.