After a late Danny Green clutch three to sink the Magic 93-91 , the Toronto Raptors roll into Atlanta to take on the Hawks on the second night of a back-to-back.It's the fifth of 12 back-to-back this season for the Raptors, and they'll once again be without Kawhi Leonard who has sat out at least one of the previous four back-to-backs. When and if Leonard ever plays in both games of a back-to-back remains to be seen but head coach Nick Nurse hasn't made any announcements in a change of plan yet.
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The Hawks coming into Wednesday's matchup with the Raptors on an eight-game losing streak. All eyes will be on rookie Trae Young who's the team's leading scorer at 16.8 points per game.
9:39 p.m. - Small run by the Hawks as they refuse to go out quietly. Taurean Prince with a corner three to make it 105-90 Raptors with 5:32 left in the game.9:32 p.m. - Great ball movement from the Raptors leads to a dead-eye Danny Green three to put Toronto up by 20 points - their largest lead of the game. (100-80 Raps)
End of quarter - Raptors have led by as much as 17 and enjoy a comfortable 13 point lead at the end of three. JV a point shy from his season-high in points with 22 and 13 rebounds. Lowry has a triple-double with 21,11,15 and cheap championship rings has 17 points. 46 of Toronto's 86 have come in the paint.Vince Carter is still just six points away from 25k for his career. Currently with 7 points with a quarter to play.9:13 p.m . - Kyle Lowry pulls down his 10th rebound to get his 13th career triple-double, first of the season. 20 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds and counting.9:08 p.m. - Danny Green is finally on the board with a corner triple after going 0-for-6 to start the game. Another dime by Lowry who now has 13 assists. Raptors controlling the pace and the game up 77-64.8:59 p.m. - Vince Carter knocks down a three! He's now just six points away from 25k! Raps lead 67-55.8:57 p.m. - Lowry dribbles into the paint finds JV with a beautiful bounce pass. Lowry's 11th assists, Jonas' 21st point. Raptors up 67-50.
Halftime - The Raptors take an 11 point lead into halftime. JV leads the way with a double-double of 17 and 10. Lowry is flirting with a triple-double with 13 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds. Jeremy Lin leads the way for the Hawks with a team-high 13 points and Vince Carter is now nine points away from 25k for his career.8:31 p.m . - JV is flat out hooping right now. He has 17 points, nine rebounds as the Raptors lead 55-42. Jonas averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds in 23 minutes in four games against the Hawks last season. His season high point total this year is 23 - he's closing in on that tonight.8:22 p.m. - Kyle Lowry finds a cutting Serge Ibaka for his eighth assist of the night. Ibaka now with 8 points...timeout Atlanta. Raptors lead by 10 (44-34).8:16 p.m. - Second period and a Greg Monroe sighting! nba championship rings for sale follows his miss and finishing inside to put the Raps up 31-24.
End of quarter - Raptors built a 15-point lead but the Hawks closed the period on a 10-run...Raptors up 29-24.7:57 p.m. - Vince Carter gets his first two points of the night on a layup. Raps up 19-8.7:52 p.m. - Bazemore deletes the Siakam layup attempt.7:40 p.m . - It took a while but Kyle Lowry finally broke the ice with a two-point jumper 8:46 to go in the first quarter. Then he followed up with a trey giving the Raptors a quick early 5-0 lead.