Season Series: Raptors 1-2
The Toronto Raptors have a day off between games, though it might not feel that way considering the way their last one ended. They probably would have preferred to get right back to work and forget about it.
The Raptors will get that opportunity Sunday at home against the Atlanta Hawks. Friday night at home against Oklahoma City, Toronto (38-30) let an eight-point lead slip away in the final minute of the second overtime and watched Kevin Durant drain a buzzer-beating prayer to hand the Raptors a stunning 119-118 loss. “Yeah, yeah … I thought we had it,” guard DeMar DeRozan told the team’s official website. Despite the letdown, DeRozan, who scored a team-high 33 points that were dwarfed by Durant’s 51, said the game had an epic feel.
Raptors: Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Amir Johnson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)
Hawks: Jeff Teague (G), Shelvin Mack (G), DeMarre Carroll (F), Paul Milsap (F), Pero Antic (C)
Raptors: Patrick Patterson – right ulnar collateral sprain (out)
Hawks: Gustavo Ayon – right shoulder surgery (out), Al Horford – right pectoral muscle surgery (out), John Jenkins – lower back surgery (out), Kyle Korver – back spasms (TBD)
By The Numbers: Raptors vs. Hawks
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Last Time They Met: Raptors 113, Hawks 118 - Feb. 18th, 2014