Toronto Raptors in Hot Water Over Roster Decision vs Wizards

The Toronto Raptors faced off against the Washington Wizards on Thursday night in what was a must-win game for the franchise if they wanted to keep their hopes alive to make it into the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference. So instead of dressing their best possible lineup, they scratched point guard Kyle Lowry for 'rest'.

REST! It was the most important game of the season and they sat arguably their best player. Their fan base wants answers as it appears the team is throwing in the towel before their chances were even up. 

As for the game, here's some game notes via AP:

Bradley Beal had 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Thursday night, and Russell Westbrook had his 34th triple-double of the season in the Washington Wizards' 131-129 win over Toronto that all but eliminated the Raptors from the NBA's play-in tournament. Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points for the Raptors, who lost for the fifth time in six games and fell four games behind the Wizards for the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference with five left to play. Siakam missed a long 3-pointer at the end of overtime. G Kyle Lowry sat out his third game of the last four, the exception being Sunday night’s win over the Lakers in which he had 37 points and 11 assists.