In a closely contested battle, the Washington Wizards (13-58) secured a narrow 112-109 victory over the struggling Toronto Raptors (23-48) on Saturday night.

Deni Avdija led the charge for the Wizards with 22 points and 13 rebounds to propel Washington to their second straight win.

Despite a challenging shooting night, Kyle Kuzma (7/18 field goals) delivered crucial baskets in the closing moments, finishing with 16 points to complement Avdija’s efforts and help seal the win for the Wizards.

Jordna Poole and Corey Kispert contributed 18 points each, while Richaun Holmes added 15 points and 14 rebounds to complete the starting lineup’s double-digit scoring.

Toronto, plagued by injuries and missing key players, fought hard but ultimately fell short, extending their losing streak to 10 games.

Despite the Raptors’ efforts to stay competitive, highlighted by Gary Trent Jr.’s 31-point performance, they were unable to overcome the Wizards’ collective effort and tenacity.

For Toronto, rookie Gradey Dick scored 17 points, while Kelly Olynyk recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists in a losing effort.

Tristan Vukcevic made his NBA debut for Washington after joining the team from Partizan Belgrade earlier this month.