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Dixon made a jumper and Calderon answered with a layup, giving the Wizards the ball with 16 seconds left and setting up Butler's winner.

Bosh had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, and Kapono added 20. Calderon had 15 points and 11 assists. Bosh was left shaking his head about Butler's buzzer-beater.

“It was a good shot; that's what he does,” Bosh said. “I think Shawn played good defense, but he just made a tough shot.”

Brendan Haywood had 15 points, five blocks and nine rebounds for the Wizards. Dominic McGuire added eight points and 11 rebounds.

The victory means Washington can do no worse than match the worst record in team history. The Wizards, who have two games remaining, went 19-63 in 2000-01.

“We really want to get that 20 wins, and this was a great opportunity,” Butler said. “We rode the momentum and got it.”