DeMar DeRozan matched the best number of his postseason career by scoring 37 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards on Tuesday 130-119 to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and 14 rebounds to the cause of Toronto, which had never held a 2-0 lead in a playoff series.
Kyle Lowry scored 13 points and posted his best postseason record with 12 assists, also for the Raptors, who set record highs in the playoffs under the most points in a quarter, a half and a game.
C.J. Miles finished with 18 points, Delon Wright added 11 and Serge Ibaka tallied 10. Toronto is now on a positive streak after his Saturday win broke a 10-slip streak in the opening duels of a postseason series.
It was the worst run of its kind in the NBA.
The Raptors, who set another team record in the playoffs on Saturday, with 16 three-pointers, scored 12 of their 32 long-range shots in the second commitment. Only one of those baskets came in the second half.
John Wall added 29 points, Mike Scott totalized 20 and Ty Lawson finished with 14 for the Wizards, who will be hosts on Friday, in the third game.