Lowry has 14 points, 6 assists in Raptors debut

Lowry has 14 points, 6 assists in Raptors debut
October 17, 2012, 9:46 pm
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Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani, left, drives past Washington Wizards forward Jan Vesely, right, during the first half of their preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)


TORONTO (AP) Landry Fields scored 15 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 points and six assists in his Raptors debut to help Toronto beat the Washington Wizards 104-101 in exhibition play Wednesday night.

Amir Johnson added 13 points, Jose Calderon had 12 points and eight assists, and DeMar DeRozan finished with 11 points for the Raptors (3-1).

Trevor Booker had 12 points to top the Wizards (1-4), while Emeka Okafor, Martell Webster, Jan Vesely and Bradley Beal had 11 apiece.

Lowry started after missing the first three games of the exhibition schedule - and a good chunk of Toronto's training camp in Halifax, Nova Scotia - because of a groin injury. The point guard scored Toronto's first points of the game off a steal and a drive in front of a crowd that included Jon Bon Jovi and former Raptors star Tracy Murray.

Toronto's Andrea Bargnani left the game with a left calf contusion in the third quarter.