Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a career-best 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 129-120 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.

Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry had 14 points and 13 assists as the Raptors used a big third quarter to overcome a 12-point deficit and post their fifth straight victory over the struggling Wizards.

Jeremy Lin played 25 minutes in his Toronto debut after signing earlier in the day. He was recently waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

Toronto won without All-Star Kawhi Leonard, who sat for the second time in four games because of a sore left knee. Leonard also missed last Thursday’s win at Atlanta. Coach Nick Nurse said he would’t mind if Leonard played in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Charlotte.

Bradley Beal scored 28 points, Jeff Green had 23 and Jabari Parker 22 as Washington lost for the fifth time in seven games.

Siakam made a career-best four 3-pointers, and Anunoby also had a season-high four.

Down 103-93 to begin the fourth, Washington cut it to 112-111 on a 3-pointer by Bobby Portis with 4:55 left. Lowry replied with a 3 for Toronto and Siakam made back-to-back baskets, putting Toronto up 119-111 at 3:44.

Toronto faced its biggest deficit, 80-68, at 8:48 of the third. The Raptors answered with a 15-0 spurt, reclaiming the lead at 83-80 before Washington called timeout at 4:43. Siakam scored 19 points in the third, and Toronto closed the quarter on a 35-13 run, taking a 103-93 lead into the final quarter.

Washington led 65-59 lead at halftime.

LINSANITY IN THE NORTH

Lin received a brief ovation when he checked in for Norman Powell at 4:05 of the first. He finished with eight points, five assists and five rebounds.

Lin can expect plenty of action when play resumes after the All-Star break. Before the game, the Raptors said guard Fred VanVleet had surgery in New York to repair ligament damage in his left thumb. VanVleet, who was hurt in Saturday’s win at New York, is expected to miss at least three weeks.

TIP-INS

Wizards: G Tomas Satoransky was inactive because of personal reasons. … The Wizards missed nine of their first 10 attempts from 3-point range.

Raptors: F Patrick McCaw was inactive because of a sore right shoulder. … Ibaka has scored at least 10 points in 20 straight games, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 21 games in 2014.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Visit Charlotte on Friday, February 22.

Raptors: Host San Antonio on Friday, February 22.

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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots a 3-pointer over Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots a 3-pointer over Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker (12) drives as Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) and guard Danny Green (14) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker (12) drives as Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) and guard Danny Green (14) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin celebrates a basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin celebrates a basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin (17) celebrates a basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin (17) celebrates a basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin (17) is defended by Washington Wizards guard Chasson Randle (9) and center Thomas Bryant (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin (17) is defended by Washington Wizards guard Chasson Randle (9) and center Thomas Bryant (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) tries to dribble around Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) tries to dribble around Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) voices his displeasure to referee Sean Wright (4) after getting called for a flagrant foul during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) voices his displeasure to referee Sean Wright (4) after getting called for a flagrant foul during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby dunks during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

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