After the Wizards’ John Wall missed two free throws up 82–81 to leave the door open, Joseph and the Raptors took advantage. On a sideline out-of-bounds play with three seconds left in the game, DeMar DeRozan wheeled off a screen at the top of the key to take an inbounds pass and beat John Wall to the baseline with two dribbles. As help defenders rotated, Joseph was left alone in the left corner and DeRozan found him before Garrett Temple could recover.
Joseph buried a great look for the bucket and the victory on the road. The Wizards had zero field goals in the final 4:23, and the Ratpors ripped of a 12–2 closing run to complete the comeback.
Joseph, 24, is averaging 9.2 points and three assists in a reserve role.
- Jeremy Woo