WASHINGTON — DeMar DeRozan wouldn’t let a little ankle injury keep him from carrying the Toronto Raptors.

DeRozan shook it off and scored 40 points, outdueling John Wall in a showcase of All-Star guards as the Raptors beat the winless Washington Wizards 113-103 on Wednesday night. Despite leaving the game briefly to get his ankles re-taped, DeRozan was 14 of 23 from the floor and cracked the 30-point mark for the fourth time in four games to start the season.

“He’s playing on another level right now,” said backcourt mate Kyle Lowry, who scored 18. “He’s making my life a lot easier and making I think everybody on our team’s life a lot easier. He’s saving possessions, he’s creating possessions. He’s creating offense.”

DeRozan tied Mike James’ 2005 franchise record with four consecutive 30-point games after previously dropping 40, 32 and 33 in games against Detroit, Cleveland and Denver. He said he didn’t care about Sports Illustrated ranking him the 46th-best player in the NBA but tries to improve each night.

“I’m just a student of the game,” DeRozan said. “I just try and put everything together, be a student of the game while working, always feeling like I’m new to the game so I can soak up as much as possible. I try to release it once I get out there on the court.”

DeRozan released enough that the Raptors (3-1) withstood a dominant performance from Wall, who scored 33 points in 13 of 19 shooting and dished out 11 assists. Otto Porter also shot 11 of 13 and had 23 points for the Wizards (0-3), who committed 21 turnovers that turned into 30 Toronto points.

“That’s hard to overcome,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “There’s a few things that we have to correct.”

HORNETS 109, 76ERS 93: Kemba Walker had 22 points, Nicolas Batum scored 17 of 20 points in a pivotal third quarter and host Charlotte handed Philadelphia its fourth straight loss to open the season.

Led by Batum, the Hornets opened the second half on a 16-2 run to erase a seven-point halftime deficit and gain control.

ROCKETS 118, KNICKS 99: James Harden had 30 points and 15 assists as Houston won big at New York.

The NBA’s leader coming into the day with 11.8 assists per game toyed with the Knicks defense, setting up teammates for lobs or open 3-pointers as the Rockets easily bounced back from a loss in Cleveland a night earlier.

LAKERS 123, HAWKS 116: Lou Williams scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles rallied after trailing most of the game to win at Atlanta.

D’Angelo Russell led the Lakers with 23 points.

NETS 109, PISTONS 101: Brook Lopez had 34 points and 11 rebounds, Sean Kilpatrick added 24 points, and Brooklyn won at home against Detroit.

GRIZZLIES 89, PELICANS 83: JaMychal Green scored 21 points, Mike Conley added 20 and host Memphis beat still-winless New Orleans in overtime.

James Ennis had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis, while Zach Randolph finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.