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10/23/2015 22:12 EDT | Updated 10/23/2016 01:12 EDT

Carroll scores 16 as Raptors close out pre-season with victory over Wizards

MONTREAL — DeMarre Carroll scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had 13 to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 92-82 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night in the final NBA pre-season game for both teams.

DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas added 12 points each, and Cory Joseph had 10 points off the bench to give Toronto (5-2) five players in double figures.

Marcin Gortat's 16 points led Washington (4-3).

Toronto and Washington each open the regular season at home Wednesday. The Raptors host the Indiana Pacers at Air Canada Centre, and the Wizards face the Indiana Pacers at Amway Center.

Toronto trailed for most of the first half but took its first lead late in the second quarter and led 46-45 at halftime. The Wizards led by as much as 10 points early, and 28-21 at the end of the first quarter.

Terrence Ross made the only one of Toronto's 10 three-point attempts in the first half.

Carroll and DeRozan each hit a pair of three-point shots in the third when the Raptors extended their lead to 11 with a 29-19 run.

DeRozan, Lowry, Valanciunas and Carroll started for coach Dwayne Casey's Raptors along with forward Luis Scola.

Toronto's Anthony Bennett made his first appearance of the game in the fourth quarter.

Washington coach Randy Wittman went with a starting lineup featuring Gortat at centre, John Wall and Bradley Beal in the backcourt, forwards Kris Humphries and Otto Porter Jr.

Notes: Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard, Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba, and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre were seated courtside.

Sean Farrell, The Canadian Press