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“They stayed with it,” Wittman said of the fourth quarter rally. “We got the floor spread, made some shots. Uncharacteristically, (we) turned some shots down tonight. I thought we weren’t as aggressive from our perimeters with Brad (Beal), Trevor (Ariza) and Martell.

Beal played nearly 37 minutes and went 2-of-10 from the field, finishing with nine points, while Webster finished with seven and Ariza six.

“I was just taking what they were giving me. I found my teammates open,” Beal said. “We just didn’t make shots and that’s all it was. Did I have a few? Maybe. But I’m the one who’s taking them and feeling comfortable and I didn’t feel comfortable taking them.”

The post All-Star Break opener paired the teams currently in third place (Toronto) and sixth in the Eastern Conference when play began.

The score was tied after one, but reserves Tyler Hansbrough and Vasquez (four points each) manufactured an 8-2 Toronto run early in the second quarter.

The Raptors scored 38 of their 55 first-half points in the paint, on 19-of-26 shooting.

Wall, coming off a win in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and 12 points in his first All-Star Game, kept the Wizardsclose. After scoring 10 points in the opening quarter, he added nine more in the second, hitting 9-of-12 field goals in the half.