(Reuters) - The Washington Wizards finally earned their first victory of the season on Tuesday by beating the Toronto Raptors 93-78 to end their painful drought.
After opening the season with a franchise-worst eight consecutive defeats, the Wizards produced a liberating performance that was sparked when they outscored the Raptors 29-14 in the second quarter.
Nick Young scored 15 points and Rashard Lewis added 15 in a rare outing off the bench for the Wizards (1-8) who led by 19 after three quarters and coasted to the finish line.
Playing in consecutive nights after beating Minnesota on Monday, Toronto were flat and shot just 39 percent from the field.
Andrea Bargnani had a team-high 22 to continue his strong start for the Raptors (4-6).