RAPTORS-HAWKS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #48 – TORONTO RAPTORS (24-23) at ATLANTA HAWKS (24-25)
MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – STATE FARM ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

The Toronto Raptors finish a three-game road trip (Jan. 26-31) with the first game of a back-to-back set Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. Toronto has won two of its last three games.
The Raptors will begin a three-game homestand (Feb. 1-4) Tuesday when they host Miami. Toronto has dropped three in a row to Atlanta. The Raptors and the Hawks play twice this week with Atlanta visiting
Toronto on Friday. Toronto will play four games in five days (Jan. 31 – Feb. 4).
The Raptors outlasted Miami 124-120 to defeat the Heat in triple overtime on Saturday. Gary Trent Jr. led Toronto with 33 points, Scottie Barnes added 22, Pascal Siakam had 21, and OG Anunoby 20. Sidelined the previous two games because of right knee soreness (Jan 25-26), Fred VanVleet finished with 19
points. All five played 50+ minutes. According to Elias, it was just the fifth time in NBA history a team had five players log 50+ minutes in a game and first since March 25, 2012 when Utah played Atlanta (4OT).
Saturday night marked just the seventh triple overtime game in Raptors history, and first since Feb. 27, 2014 vs. Washington. Toronto is now 2-5 in triple overtime contests.
Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 33 points (13-28 FG, 5-15 3PT, 2-2 FT) in Saturday’s triple overtime victory at Miami. Trent Jr. has now scored 30+ points in a career-high three straight games (Jan. 25-29). He is averaging 32.3 points and shooting .493 (35-71) from the field, including .457 (16-35) from beyond
the arc, during this stretch. Trent Jr. logged a career-high 56 minutes against the Heat and also matched a career best with five steals – he became the second player in franchise history to record 30+ points, 5+ threes and 5+ steals in the same game, joining Kawhi Leonard (Dec. 5, 2018 vs. Philadelphia).
• Pascal Siakam is currently averaging 21.0 points, and career highs of 8.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists. He is one of just five players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, James Harden, and Nikola Jokic.
• Fred VanVleet is averaging career highs of 21.7 points, 7.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds this season. He leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.6) and has logged 40+ minutes 16 times this season – the most by a Raptor since Kyle Lowry (19) in 2016-17. VanVleet also ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (165). He has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
The Raptors rank second in the NBA in both offensive rebounds per game (13.3) and second-chance points (16.4). Through 15 games in January, Toronto has outrebounded opponents 209-to-158 (+51) on
the offensive end. Chris Boucher has grabbed a team-high 40 offensive boards this month.
• Scottie Barnes finished with 22 points and nine rebounds in 56 minutes of action Saturday against the Heat. Barnes leads all rookies with nine games of 20+ points and 5+ rebounds this season.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 36.0 REB: 7.8 AST: 3.5 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 14.8
• Recorded 22 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a career-high 56 minutes Jan. 29 at Miami (3OT).
• Ranks second among rookies in rebounds (7.8), and fourth in both points (14.8) and assists (3.5).
• Has scored 20+ points in nine games – the most by a Raptors rookie since Charlie Villanueva (12) in 2005-06.
F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 37.2 REB: 5.7 AST: 2.6 STL: 1.7 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.0
• Contributed 20 points and a career-best 14 rebounds in a career-high 56 minutes Jan. 29 at Miami (3OT).
• Has scored 20+ points in 16-of-32 games this season, something he did 13 times in 43 contests last year.
• Averaging 19.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 15 road games this season.
C – PASCAL SIAKAM #43


MIN: 37.5 REB: 8.4 AST: 5.2 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 21.0
• Finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in a career-high 57 minutes Jan. 29 at Miami (3OT).
• Leads the team with 13 double-doubles, despite missing 13 games this season.
• Averaging 22.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals through 15 games in January.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.4 REB: 2.7 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.9 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 17.4
• Scored a season-high 33 points in a career-high 56 minutes of action Jan. 29 at Miami (3OT).
• Ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (1.89) and ninth in total deflections (132).
• Averaging a team-high 24.6 points in five games (Jan. 21-29) since returning to the lineup Jan. 21 at Washington.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 34.4 REB: 2.7 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.9 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 17.4
• Tallied 19 points, four rebounds and eight assists in a career-high 54 minutes Jan. 29 at Miami (3OT).
• Ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (165) and seventh in steals per game (1.71).
• The Raptors are 7-1 this season when he scores 30+ points.

INJURY REPORT
Khem Birch (Nose; Fracture) – Out
Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two Way) – Out

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Miami Heat
Date: Tuesday, February 1
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. MIAMI
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-1 0-0 1-1
ALL-TIME 37-57 22-23 15-34
STREAKS Won 1 Won 1 Won 1
LAST WIN: Jan. 29, 2022 (124-120 3OT)
LAST HOME WIN: Jan. 22, 2021 (101-81)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +42 (Mar. 19, 2008)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -30 (Mar. 8, 1996)
LAST TIME VS. MIAMI
GAME 47 – JANUARY 29, 2022
TORONTO 124, MIAMI 120 (3OT)

MIAMI — Fred VanVleet hit two 3-pointers in the third overtime and the
Toronto Raptors outlasted the Miami Heat 124-120 … Gary Trent Jr. led
Toronto with 33 points, Scottie Barnes added 22, Pascal Siakam had 21,
and OG Anunoby 20 … Sidelined the previous two games because of
right knee soreness, VanVleet finished with 19 points … VanVleet’s first 3
tied it at 117 … Anunoby’s dunk with 3:05 left put Toronto ahead for good
before VanVleet connected again from long distance and a 122-117 lead
… Jimmy Butler had a triple-double with 37 points, 14 rebounds and 11
assists … After shooting 3 for 15 in regulation, VanVleet was 4 of 7 in the
overtime periods … Miami prematurely celebrated Gabe Vincent’s dribble
to the front court and 35-foot heave that bounced in and would have given
the Heat a 3-point win in the second overtime … But Vincent had not seen
Spoelstra signal a timeout before his attempt … Two free throws from
Trent with 16.8 seconds left in overtime tied it at 105 and forced the first
additional five minutes … Trent shot 13 of 28 from the field in his third
consecutive game of scoring 30 or more points … The Heat rallied from a
16-point third quarter deficit and outscored Toronto 27-17 in the fourth
period … All five starters for Toronto played more than 50 minutes.
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT TOT
TORONTO 28 31 26 15 5 9 10 124
MIAMI 27 26 22 25 5 9 6 120

HAWKS
• Tonight’s game between Atlanta and Toronto marks the first game of a four-game regular season series between these two clubs. Atlanta swept
the regular season series last season, marking the first time since the 2010-11 season the Hawks swept the Raptors. In three games against
Toronto last season, Clint Capela averaged 17.0 points and 18.7 rebounds – his highest RPG against any team during the 2020-21 season.
• This season, Atlanta has strung together a pair of seven-game winning streaks, marking the first time since the 2014‐15 season the club has
tallied two seven-game winning streaks in the same season. Over the Hawks’ seven straight wins, the club is averaging 119.4 PPG and 27.0 APG
(.506 FG%, .381 3FG%, .797 FT%). In the NBA since 1/17, Atlanta’s offense is ranked 1st in FG%, 3rd in PPG (1st in the East) and 5th in 3FG%
(2nd in the East).
• Defensively over that time span, the Hawks are holding teams to .437 FG% (third-lowest in the NBA, second-lowest in the East), .317 3FG%
(fourth-lowest in the NBA, lowest in the East) and 107.4 PPG (ninth-lowest in the NBA, sixth-lowest in the East). Against the Los Angeles
Lakers on 1/30, the Hawks outscored the Lakers 38-20 in the fourth quarter (+18), marking the club’s highest fourth quarter point differential this
season. It also marked the second straight game (eighth game overall), Atlanta has held its opponent to 20 points or less in the final quarter.
• Atlanta’s bench has outscored its opponents’ bench by a total of +92 (160-68) over the club’s last three games. Since the start of the team’s
seven-game winning streak on 1/17, the Hawks’ bench is averaging .518 FG% (1st in the NBA), 10.0 APG (tied 2nd in the NBA, tied 1st in the
East), .383 3FG% (5th in the NBA, 3rd in the East), .843 FT% (5th in the NBA, 4th in the East) and 3.1 SPG (tied 6th in the NBA, 4th in the East).
• Trae Young notched his NBA-leading 12th 30+ point, 10+ assist outing of the season on 1/30 against the Lakers, finishing with 36 points, 12
assists and five rebounds in 37 minutes. The fourth-year point guard tied Michael Jordan for the ninth-most 35+ point, 10+ assist outings in NBA
history and surpassed Kevin Johnson for the fourth-most 10+ assist outings for a player under the age of 24 (109).
• John Collins tallied his 13th double-double of the 2021-22 campaign on Sunday, registering 20 points (10-13 FG), 11 rebounds, two assists, three
steals and zero turnovers in 26 minutes. Collins is the first player in the NBA this season, and first since 12/4/19 (Jonas Valanciunas), to record
20+ points, 10+ rebounds, 3+ steals and zero turnovers, while shooting .700-or-better from the floor (min. 10 FGM) in under 30 minutes.
• Onyeka Okongwu chipped in 16 points on an 8-9 clip from the field, in addition to five rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes as a reserve. The
sophomore center netted 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter on a perfect 6-6 (1.000) mark from the floor. Okongwu is one of only four
players in the NBA this season to score 10+ in the final quarter of play on a perfect mark from the field (min. 6 FGM) and the only player to do
so amongst all rookies and sophomores.
2021-22 HAWKS SEASON RECORDS
Record Home Road OT Streak Home Road
Eastern Conference 14-15 9-8 5-7 0-0 W4 W3 W1
Southeast 6-5 5-3 1-2 0-0 W2 W1 W1
Atlantic 3-7 2-4 1-3 0-0 W1 W1 W1
Central 5-3 3-1 2-2 0-0 W2 W1 W1
Western Conference 10-10 5-3 5-7 0-0 W3 W4 L2
Northwest 3-4 2-2 1-2 0-0 W1 W1 W1
Southwest 4-0 1-1 3-0 0-0 W4 L1 L1
Pacific 3-5 2-0 1-5 0-0 W2 W2 L2
Overall 24-25 14-11 10-14 0-0 W7 W6 W1
UPCOMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE
2/3 vs. PHX 7:30 ET TNT/92.9 FM
2/4 at TOR 7:30 ET BSSE/92.9 FM
2/6 at DAL 6:00 ET ESPN/BSSE/92.9 FM
2/8 vs. IND 7:30 ET BSSE/92.9 FM
2/11 vs. SAS 7:30 ET BSSE/92.9 FM
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE INJURY REPORT INACTIVE LIST
Bogdan Bogdanovic (Boag-dahn Boag-dahn-ovich) NBA Injury Report (Previous Game)
Gorgui Dieng (GOR-ghee Jeng) Sharife Cooper
Danilo Gallinari (da-KNEE-lo gal-in-ARE-ee)
Kevin Huerter (HER-der)
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
(TEAM-oh-tay Loo-WA-woo Cab-uh-RO)
Onyeka Okongwu (own-YEH-ku oh-KONG-wu)
Delon Wright (Deh-LON)
ATLANTA HAWKS PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS
POS # PLAYER HT. WT. G GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
F 12 DE’ANDRE
HUNTER
6-7 225 21 20 12.6 3.3 1.0 0.7 0.5 28.5 .463 .410 .653
F 20 JOHN
COLLINS
6-9 235 44 44 16.9 8.0 1.9 0.7 1.1 31.7 .544 .404 .795
C 15 CLINT
CAPELA
6-10 240 41 40 11.4 12.4 1.4 0.8 1.4 29.0 .579 – .454
G 3 KEVIN
HUERTER
6-7 190 42 28 11.1 3.3 2.8 0.6 0.3 28.5 .459 .360 .806
G 11 TRAE
YOUNG
6-1 180 45 45 27.7 4.1 9


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