Wizards badly in need of wins, face Raptors

The season series will be on the line when the Washington Wizards visit the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

The teams split two games in Washington on March 2-4.

The Raptors (36-38) have won the season series from the Wizards (33-41) in each of the past four seasons.

Both teams are coming off home victories. The Raptors completed a four-game season sweep of the Detroit Pistons with a 118-97 win on Friday.

The Wizards defeated the San Antonio Spurs 136-124 with Corey Kispert scoring a career-best 26 points.

“Overall, I thought it was a terrific team effort,” Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “Corey’s career high was a plus, and we got tremendous output from our bench, which was good to see.”

The Wizards will be out to keep their slim hopes alive for a play-in spot.

They are 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago Bulls, who in 10th place occupy the final play-in spot in the Eastern Conference. Washington trails ninth-place Toronto by three games. The season series between teams is used as a tiebreaker in the standings.

The Wizards were playing their second consecutive game on Friday without both Bradley Beal (knee) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle). Kuzma has mis