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(12-36) ATLANTA HAWKS, 114 VS. (33-14) TORONTO RAPTORS, 130 SCOTIABANK ARENA TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020
TORONTO RAPTORS QUOTES
NICK NURSE (HEAD COACH)
What did you think of Kyle Lowry, and him becoming the franchise all-time assist leader? Well, I thought it was good. I didn’t have any idea of what the heck was going on, and then I thought when he got to number nine or whatever it was to get him there, somebody said something, all-time assists. It’s cool. Been here a long time and he’s put some numbers and kind of things start happening when you are really good player and play you play in the same place for a number of years.
On do you think going up against a marquee young point guard gives Kyle a little bit more of an edge? No, I just think he’s just really enjoys his teammates, and competing and playing. But just isn’t too many times out there when he doesn’t really like show that he loves to play ball, loves the game and all that stuff. That’s all I think it is, he just kind of goes out there. He was having more fun than most guys were tonight out there, which was good.
Do you have an update on Marc (Gasol)? Did OG (Anunoby) get banged up as well? Looked like it, looked like OG hurt his shoulder a little bit there at the end. Marc was nothing, just him getting a little tight as he left the floor. However, we’ll have to wait until we get it checked out.
KYLE LOWRY (12 points, 11 assist, eight rebounds)
On passing Jose Calderon as franchise assist leader… To pass a guy like Jose means a tremendous amount. He was one of the best players in the history, one of the best passers this organization has ever had, and one of the greatest people ever. It means a lot for me to pass him, but to be here and to do it this long and do it for this franchise means the world.
On the bench reaction to reaching the record… I love them so much. My teammates are the reason I’m able to do this stuff. I wouldn’t be here without them. Honestly, I wouldn’t be here without these coaches, the organization, I wouldn’t be here without DeMar (DeRozan). I wouldn’t be here without my friends, guys who have been here before me, Vince (Carter), yeah, I’m just really happy right now.
What did Vince Carter say to you? He’s proud of me. I said I wanted to get the record today while he was here. He didn’t start this franchise, but he put it on the map and I wanted to do it while he was in this building. Me and Vince are close friends and I wanted to do it tonight in front of him and I know he’s happy for me.
On the passing of Kobe Bryant… It’s been tough. Honestly, whenever you turn the news on that’s how you know the man was a world icon. …it’s hard to look at it and it’s just hard to know what his family is possibly going through, and it’s tough. I mean every time you think about it you get sad and it sucks because him being him, but the others lost in that and the young children lost in that. They hadn’t even had a chance to live their life and the biggest thing is his family, his kids won’t be able to say ‘dad, can you pick me up’, that’s the stuff that just hurts me.
FRED VANVLEET (19 points, three assists)
On seeing Kyle Lowry become franchise leader in assists… It’s special, man. I think we all should be in the mood of giving people their flowers while we can and it’s amazing. It’s a fantastic accomplishment for him, his career trajectory and the Raptors history here to not have really that many long tenure guys, for him to still be here, still be kicking, still be playing at a high level is pretty special. So we gave him some crap for it, it took too long for him to get it. He definitely went out of his way to make sure he got it at home, so it’s pretty cool for him and obviously we are all happy for him.
Are kids from this generation now looking at Kyle Lowry like they did with Vince Carter? When you think about Raptors now for young kids, you think probably DeMar (DeRozan) and Kyle for sure and so like I said two – Vince as well – staples of a franchise and this franchise means so much to the game of basketball in Canada as a whole, so they are kind of transcending just the sport and definitely mean a lot to the culture of the game and we should appreciate them for sure.
PASCAL SIAKAM (19 points, three assists)
On Kyle setting franchise assists record… It’s great to be part of moments like that, being number one in assists. I mean the work he’s able to do here and seeing all the struggle and to be able to bring this team to wins and winning the championship, now being the leader in assists is an incredible achievement and I’m happy for him. He’s my brother, someone that took me under his wings since I got here and I just want to show my support and I’m really proud of him.
ATLANTA HAWKS QUOTES
LLOYD PIERCE (HEAD COACH)
On tonight’s game… It’s a tough loss, because it was a very winnable game for us and I think the easy answer is we missed a lot of wide-open shots that we take every night we step out on the court. The reality is, we didn’t change the game defensively and physicality- wise because we weren’t making shots. We let our offence really dictate our energy, our tempo, and our pace and our mood. Whereas, I thought we were in the game. It was 12 or 14 point game for the most of it and we had some clean looks. The opportunity for us defensively to try and get some stops, no pressure on the ball, (and) tried to get back in transition. We could have made this game a little bit different with the defensive intensity and we lacked that early because the shots weren’t falling.
Did the Raptors set a tone with their defence in the first quarter? No. You know, again, we had 28 assists in this game and we were 12-for-47 from three and I think we should have shot 60 3s, and I think we should’ve got to the rim a lot more as a result of closeouts, and being able to attack. We turned the ball over early and we got our shots blocked. At the end of the first quarter, it was six turnovers, I believe, and five blocked shots, nine turnovers at halftime and five blocked shots. That’s a lot in a game where they are giving us a lot of open 3s. I didn’t think they took anything away from us. They were giving us a lot of 3s. We just didn’t have that aggression, that intensity offensively and it affected us because we were looking for shots to go in the basket to give us our mojo and our energy and that’s the frustrating part.
On Kyle Lowry… He’s a valuable player in a non-statistical way. I think a lot of times, at the end of games, you’re always looking at stats and you’re always looking at numbers, and you’re always looking at plus-minus and things like that. You take any player out of the game, and someone is going to fill the stat sheet in some way, some form, somehow. He’s the guy when you take away the stat sheet, you watch the film, it’s the transition play he made on Jeff (Teague) just to get down there and not give up on the play and Jeff misses a layup. Those things don’t show up, but it’s the effort, it’s the will, it’s the winning play mentality that he has. But, you know, the assists – he’s a natural point guard. It’s just part of his longevity and playing here and being a facilitator and a team guy, but it’s the other stuff that’s valuable.
VINCE CARTER (10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals)
On Kyle Lowry becoming the franchise all-time leader in assists… He said he was trying to make sure he got it done today. Kyle is a great guy, a great friend, somebody I talk to frequently, and we’re golf buddies, so we play a lot of golf in the summer when we can. All throughout the season we keep in touch and it’s just been a pretty cool relationship. He was the opponent I was darn happy to see.
Have you gotten used to getting a warm reception here now? Yes, it’s a cool feeling, you know, thanks to a lot of people. It’s a great feeling. It really is.
How did the scoring feel at the start? I was just happy to see a few shots go. Just trying to play my game (and) taking what’s there. I hadn’t been shooting the ball very well, so it was more so just having fun and making a dang old shot.
Was there any extra emotion with the ovation you got and the video tribute? No, I was trying to save it all for the next time because I know the next time is the final time. But at the same time, it helps that I missed the first couple seconds, to be honest with you, because like I said, every time you see it, you take a trip down memory lane. Obviously, all the other arenas where I’ve seen old Raptor clips has been cool, but when you see those clips and you’re actually in this building and you recall moments, situations, spots on the floor, how plays evolved, you know. I remember those things and it’s always more special when you’re actually right here in the building.
FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 130, ATLANTA HAWKS 114
DATE: JANUARY 28, 2020 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS
Atlanta 114 12-36 Collins – 28 Collins – 12 Young – 13
Toronto 130 33-14 Siakam/Ibaka – 24 Ibaka – 10 Lowry – 11
Toronto led wire-to-wire … Leading 61-53 with 1:56 left in the second quarter, the Raptors scored seven
straight points and led 68-56 at the break … Toronto led by double figures the entire second half.
With 11 assists, Kyle Lowry passed Jose Calderon (3,770) as the franchise’s all-time leader in assists … He added 12 points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes of action … Lowry is already the franchise leader in 3-point field goals and steals.
• With the win, Toronto improves to 33-14 this season and 17-7 at home … The Raptors have won a season-high eight straight games (Jan. 15-28), including three in a row at home … Toronto is now 10-3 in the month of January … Toronto’s next game is Thursday night at Cleveland.
• The Raptors have won 10 straight games vs. Atlanta, including the first three meetings this season.
• Toronto’s bench outscored the Hawks’ reserves 61-26.
• Serge Ibaka recorded his second consecutive double-double and 14th of the season with team highs of
24 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.
• The Raptors had six players score double figures – Pascal Siakam (24), Ibaka (24), Fred VanVleet (19), Terence Davis ll (15), Lowry (12) and Marc Gasol (10) … Siakam is averaging 25.3 points in three games vs. Atlanta this season … Gasol (left hamstring tightness) left at the 8:53 mark of the third quarter and did not return.
• With the loss, Atlanta falls to 12-36 on the season and 5-20 on the road … The Hawks have dropped two of their last three games (Jan. 24-28) and are now 5-9 in January … Atlanta’s next game is Thursday when they host Philadelphia.
• Vince Carter appeared in his 1,522nd career game tonight, tying him with Dirk Nowitzki for third place in league history in games played … Only Robert Parish (1,611) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560) have played in more games.
• John Collins posted his 10th double-double of the season with a game highs of 28 points and 12
rebounds in 33 minutes … Collins has scored 20+ points in three of the last four games (Jan. 22-28).
• Trae Young recorded his 17th double-double with 18 points and a game-high 13 assists.
• The Hawks had five players score in double digits – Collins (28), Cam Reddish (18), Young (18), De’Andre Hunter (15) and Carter (10).
• The Toronto Raptors host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors have won nine straight games vs. Atlanta, including the first two meetings this season. Toronto has swept the season-series with the Hawks each of the past two seasons. Pascal Siakam is averaging a team-high 26.0 points in two games against the Hawks this season.
• The Raptors have won a season high-tying seven straight games (Jan. 15-26). Toronto also won seven in
a row Nov. 18 – Dec. 1. The Raptors are averaging 119.8 points and shooting .500 (311-for-625) from the field, including .411 (109-for-265) from beyond the arc, over the last seven games. Toronto’s longest win streak in franchise history is 11 games (2X: Feb. 26 – Mar. 16, 2018 and Jan. 1 – 30, 2016).
• Pascal Siakam recorded his 11th 30-point performance of the season scoring a game-high 35 points Jan. 26 at San Antonio. Siakam set a franchise record for points in a quarter with 25 in the first against the Spurs. He shot 9-for-12 from the field, 5-for-7 from 3-point range and made both of his free throws
attempts in the first quarter. The Raptors are 10-1 when Siakam scores 30 or more points in game.
• Kyle Lowry needs nine assists to tie Jose Calderon (3,770) as the Raptors’ all-time leader in assists. Lowry is already the franchise leader in three-point field goals (1,325) and steals (789). The only NBA players
who are their current franchise’s all-time leader in assists are Houston’s James Harden and Washington’s John Wall (who has not played a game this season). Lowry has recorded 10+ assists 112 times – second most in team history behind only Calderon (141).
• Kyle Lowry is one of two Eastern Conference players, along with Trae Young, averaging 20+ points and 7+ assists this season. Lowry is currently averaging 20.0 points in 35 games; +5.8 ppg from last season (14.2 ppg in 2018-19).
• Pascal Siakam was named a starter for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Siakam becomes the seventh player in franchise history to earn an All-Star selection, joining Chris Bosh (five times), Vince Carter (five times), Kyle Lowry (five times), DeMar DeRozan (four times), Antonio Davis and Kawhi Leonard. Siakam’s selection also extends a streak of six consecutive years that a Raptor has been voted into the starting five – Lowry (2015, 2016), DeRozan (2017, 2018) and Leonard (2019).
• With Friday’s win at New York, the Raptors are guaranteed to end the month of January with a winning record. Toronto has now finished with a winning record each of the past 21 calendar months (February 2017 – January 2020). The streak is the longest in franchise history and the longest current streak in the
NBA. The last month in which Toronto did not have a winning record was January 2017 (8–9).
• REMEMBERING KOBE BRYANT: In 16 career games in Toronto, Kobe Bryant averaged 26.6 points … Bryant scored a career-high 81 points Jan. 22, 2006 vs. the Raptors … He made his 18th and final all-star
appearance at Toronto in 2016 … Bryant shot better against the Raptors (.471 from the field) than against any other club … Norman Powell grew up idolizing Bryant and wears number 24 because of him.
G – OG ANUNOBY #3
MIN: 29.3 REB: 5.5 AST: 1.6 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.2 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 10.7
• Totaled 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes Jan. 26 at San Antonio.
• Toronto is 19-4 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points.
• Shooting a career-best .491 (192-391) from the field, including .475 (47-99) through 12 games in January.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
MIN: 35.2 REB: 7.7 AST: 3.5 STL: 0.9 TO: 2.5 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 23.8
• Finished with a game-high 35 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes Jan. 26 at San Antonio.
• Ranks 18th in the NBA in scoring (23.8) and 12th in minutes per game (35.2).
• Has scored 30+ points 11 times; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.
C – MARC GASOL #33
MIN: 28.2 REB: 6.6 AST: 3.6 STL: 0.8 TO: 1.3 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 7.7
• Contributed eight points, a game-high 12 rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes Jan. 26 at San Antonio.
• Averaging 12.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in seven games (Jan. 15-26) since returning to the lineup.
• Missed 12 games (Dec. 20 – Jan. 12) due to a left hamstring strain.
G – KYLE LOWRY #7
MIN: 37.0 REB: 4.5 AST: 7.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 20.0
• Recorded 16 points, four assists, four rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes Jan. 26 at San Antonio.
• Ranks 11th in the NBA in assists per game (7.3); averaging 6.9 assists through 12 games in January.
• Has scored 20+ points 19 times this season; scored 20+ points 15 times in 65 games last season.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
MIN: 36.1 REB: 3.8 AST: 6.8 STL: 2.0 TO: 2.3 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 18.3
• Finished with 13 points, seven assists, four rebounds and four steals in 40 minutes Jan. 26 at San Antonio.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.0); has registered multiple steals in 18 games.
• Averaging 20.0 points and is shooting .556 (20-36) from three-point range over the last five games (Jan. 18-26).
Dewan Hernandez (Right ankle; sprain) – Out
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Right ankle sprain) – TBD
Patrick McCaw (Nose; fracture) – TBD
TONIGHT’S GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Atlanta Hawks
Date: Tuesday, January 28
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. ATLANTA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2019-20 2-0 0-0 2-0
ALL-TIME 46-45 23-21 23-24
STREAKS Won 9 Won 3 Won 6
January 20, 2020 (122-117)
LAST HOME WIN:
January 8, 2019 (104-101)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY:
+44, December 3, 2016
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT:
-31, December 2, 2009
LAST TIME VS. ATLANTA
GAME 43 – JANUARY 20, 2020
TORONTO 122, ATLANTA 117
ATLANTA — Norman Powell scored 27 points, including 17 in the final
period, and the Raptors withstood Atlanta’s late charge to beat the Hawks
122-117 on Monday … Trae Young had 42 points and season-high 15
assists for Atlanta … Powell has scored 20 or more points in five straight
games, the longest stretch of his career… Toronto led 112-91 before surviving a late comeback by the Hawks, who pulled within two points at 117-
115 … Fred VanVleet, who had 20 points, sank three free throws with 14.2
seconds remaining after he was fouled by John Collins, pushing the lead
to five … Powell had only 10 points through three quarters before finding
his 3-point range in the final period to lead Toronto’s productive second
unit … The backups were on the floor when Toronto made its comeback in
the third quarter and remained in the game for most of the final period …
Young’s four-point play cut Toronto’s lead to 114-107 with 1:39 remaining
… Collins’ layup reduced the deficit to two points … Powell made three
straight 3s to lead the Raptors’ decisive surge early in the final period …
Powell made 6 of 9 3s … Pascal Siakam scored 18 points.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 36 21 26 39 122
ATLANTA 25 35 22 35 117
NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Thursday, January 30
Tip-Off: 7 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. CLEVELAND
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2019-20 2-0 2-0 0-0
ALL-TIME 43-49 25-22 18-27
STREAKS Won 2 Won 5 Lost 1
December 31, 2019 (117-97)
LAST ROAD WIN:
December 1, 2018 (106-95)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY:
+34, January 11, 2018
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT:
-34, March 4, 1998
LAST TIME VS. CLEVELAND
GAME 34 – DECEMBER 31, 2019
TORONTO 117, CLEVELAND 97
TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and dished out eight assists as
the Toronto Raptors won 117-97 against the Cleveland Cavaliers … Six
Raptors scored in double figures … Serge Ibaka had 20 points and 10
rebounds, Terence Davis matched his career high with 19 points, Rondae
Hollis-Jefferson had 14, and Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby had 12
points apiece … The Raptors went 9-7 in December, and played the past
seven games without Pascal Siakam (groin), Marc Gasol (hamstring) and
Norm Powell (shoulder) … Collin Sexton had 22 points to top the Cavaliers, while Thompson had 14 points and 11 rebounds … The Raptors had
a double-digit lead in the second quarter, and by the time Ibaka hit a hook
shot with 3:33 to play in the third, Toronto was up by 21 … The Raptors
led 86-69 to start the fourth … Davis had 14 points in the fourth …
VanVleet had four blocks on the night … The Raptors connected on 43.6
per cent from long distance, while the Cavs were good on just 26.3 per
cent … Anunoby nailed three consecutive shots when he subbed in …
Lowry’s 33-footer put the Raptors up by 14 points late in the second quarter … A running layup by Hollis-Jefferson with 1.6 seconds left in the half
had Toronto up 59-43 at halftime.
1 2 3 4 TOT
CLEVELAND 25 18 26 28 97
TORONTO 27 32 27 31 117
GAME 46 – JANUARY 26, 2020
TORONTO 110, SAN ANTONIO 106
SAN ANTONIO — Pascal Siakam scored 35 points to lead the Raptors
past the Spurs 110-106 on a day when many players’ thoughts were elsewhere … The teams did not contest the opening tipoff … Instead, Toronto
point guard Fred VanVleet held onto the ball for 24 seconds, incurring a
shot-clock violation. San Antonio point guard Dejounte Murray did the
same as the crowd gave a standing ovation and chanted, “Kobe! Kobe!”
… The Raptors raced to a 29-12 lead … The Spurs battled back, outscoring the Raptors 34-23 in the third quarter after trailing by as many as 19
points in the first half … Marc Gasol scored eight straight points, helping
Toronto tie the game at 97 … VanVleet scored the Raptors’ final five
points, including a 3-pointer, to help Toronto win its seventh straight game
… Kyle Lowry had 16 points … Toronto forward Rondae HollisJefferson was assisted off the court and did not return after spraining his
right ankle with 8:02 remaining in the second quarter … Derrick White
had 14 points for San Antonio … DeMar DeRozan was limited to 14 points
on 2-for-7 shooting.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 37 26 23 24 110
SAN ANTONIO 21 30 34 21 106
ATLANTA’S LAST GAME STARTERS
POS NO. PLAYER HT. WT. G GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
F 12 DE’ANDRE HUNTER 6-7 225 46 45 12.2 3.7 1.7 0.7 0.3 30.9 .407 .330 .771
F 20 JOHN COLLINS 6-9 235 21 21 18.7 9.6 1.3 0.7 2.0 30.1 .535 .354 .789
C 24 BRUNO FERNANDO 6-9 240 42 11 4.1 3.4 0.9 0.3 0.4 12.5 .503 .133 .615
G 3 KEVIN HUERTER 6-7 190 36 28 11.5 4.4 3.3 0.9 0.5 28.4 .414 .397 .826
G 11 TRAE YOUNG 6-1 180 42 42 29.5 4.6 8.9 1.2 0.1 35.2 .448 .375 .838
On 1/23, Trae Young was announced as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Young led all guards in the East in votes and became the first Hawks player selected to the All-Star Game in his first or second season since John Drew in 1975-76.
• The Hawks recorded their two highest scoring halves of the season (78 – first half, 74 – second half) and set season-highs in points scored, FG%, FTM and FGM on 1/26 vs. Washington. Atlanta knocked down a season-high 29 FTs and recorded 54 FGM on .581 FG% for 152 points. Atlanta reached at least 150 points in regulation for the first time since scoring 155 points on 2/11/70 at San Diego.
• On 1/26 vs. Washington, Trae Young notched his 16th double-double of the season with 45 points (13-24 FGs, 6-11 3FGs), 14 assists, six rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes. Young posted 40+ points for the eighth time this season. Young owns the second-most 40-point games in the NBA this season (James Harden, 16). With six 3FGM, Trae Young became the 13th Atlanta Hawk with 300 career 3FGM (303) and passed Paul Millsap for 12th on the Hawks’ all-time three pointers list. He recorded his 23rd game this season of 30-or-more points, the third-most in the NBA (Harden 29, Antetokounmpo 24). Young also ranks second in the NBA in games of 30 points and 10 assists with 10 such performances (Luka Doncic, 12)
• Since Jan. 1, Trae Young leads the Eastern Conference in assists (118), FTM (104) and points per game (32.3).
• Kevin Huerter posted 18 points (7-11 FGs, 4-7 3FGs) to go along with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 39 minutes on 1/26 vs. Washington. Huerter passed Craig Ehlo for 18th on the Hawks’ all-time three-pointers list (213 total). Huerter is now two 3FGM shy of tying Marvin Williams for 17th.
• On 1/26 vs. Washington, Bruno Fernando recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 14 points (career-high 7-9 FGs), a careerhigh 12 rebounds, and one block in 19 minutes.
• On 1/26 vs. Washington, Cam Reddish led the Hawks reserves in scoring with 13 points (4-8 FGs), adding two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes. Reddish has scored in double-figures in 16 contests this season, including five out of his last six.
• Per Basketball Reference, Trae Young’s 29.5 points per game are the most for a second-year player since Bob McAdoo averaged 30.6 points in 1973-74.
• De’Andre Hunter scored 25 points (8-11 FGs, 2-4 3FGs), adding three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes on 1/26 vs. Washington. Hunter has recorded at least one steal in six consecutive games (the longest streak of his career) and it is the sixth time this season Hunter has scored 20-or-more.
ATLANTA — It was about as weird a game as you’ll ever see. First Toronto couldn’t shoot at all. Then Norman Powell couldn’t miss at all. Then Atlanta nearly wiped out a 21-point deficit inside of the final five minutes, before falling just short, 122-117 on Monday afternoon. Hawks big man John Collins foolishly fouled […]Powell leads Raptors to win over Hawks despite big scare — Toronto Sun
ATLANTA — A determined group of Atlanta Hawks gave the Raptors a fight, but ran out of gas a night after playing on the road. Toronto pushed the pace in the fourth quarter and survived an improbable late rally to improve to 11-4 with the 119-116 win. The Raptors led by 11 with 1:38 left, […]Raptors survive against Young, Vince Carter and Hawks — Toronto Sun
ATLANTA — A determined group of Atlanta Hawks gave the Raptors a fight, but ran out of gas a night after playing on the road. Toronto pushed the pace in the fourth quarter and survived an improbable late rally to improve to 11-4 with the 119-116 win. Read MoreRaptors survive against Young, Vince Carter and Hawks — Toronto Sun
GAME #15 – TORONTO RAPTORS (10-4) vs. ATLANTA HAWKS (4-11) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – STATE FARM ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN
• The Toronto Raptors travel to Atlanta on Saturday to face the Hawks at State Farm Arena. Toronto has won seven in a row against the Hawks, including the past four meetings in Atlanta. The Raptors swept the season-series last year (3-0) for the second straight season and third time in franchise history. Pascal Siakam averaged 22.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in three games vs. Atlanta in 2018-19.
• The Raptors held Orlando to .385 (35-for-91) shooting from the field, including .281 (9-for-32) from 3-point range, on Wednesday night. It was the sixth time this season Toronto has held its opponent below 40 per cent shooting from the floor; something they did just five times during the regular season last year. The Raptors currently rank first in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.406), seventh in opponent 3-point percentage (.330) and eighth in points allowed (105.4).
• Terence Davis II led the reserves in scoring for the second straight game with a career-high 19 points (710 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) Nov. 20 vs. Orlando. Davis added a career-best eight rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes against the Magic. Over the past six games (Nov. 10-20), Davis is averaging 11.7 points off the bench, and has scored in double figures four times. He currently ranks second among rookies in both 3 -point field goal percentage (.485) – behind only Matt Thomas (.565) – and +/- rating (+65).
• Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 24 points and seven assists in 35 minutes Wednesday night against the Magic. VanVleet has had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last 10 games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 20). During this span, he’s totaled 81 assists compared to just 22 turnovers.
• The Raptors currently lead the NBA in three-point shooting percentage (.401) and rank fifth in total 3-pointers made (201) – behind Houston (233), New Orleans (225), Milwaukee (212) and Portland (202). Toronto made a season-high 20 3-point field goals Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte – it marked just the fourth time in franchise history the Raptors made 20 or more threes in a single game.
• Pascal Siakam has scored 30+ points in five of the first 14 games this season. He had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season after not reaching the 30-point mark in either of his first two NBA seasons. Siakam recorded his sixth double-double on the year with 18 points, a team high-tying 11 rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Chris Boucher posted his second consecutive double-double, and third of his career, with 14 points and a season high-tying 11 rebounds Nov. 20 vs. Orlando. Boucher leads the Raptors with 26 offensive rebounds this season, including 13 offensive boards in the past two games.
• Toronto will play 11-of-16 games at home in the month of December after playing eight of 13 on the road in November. December is Toronto’s busiest month of the season and includes three back-to-back sets.
• The Raptors have opened the season with six straight victories at home – one win shy of the franchise record to start a year. Toronto began the 2018-19 campaign with seven consecutive wins at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are one of just four teams in the NBA still without a loss at home this season, joining Boston (5-0), Miami (6-0) and Philadelphia (5-0).
F – OG ANUNOBY #3
MIN: 29.4 REB: 5.4 AST: 1.5 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.1 BLK: 1.1 PTS: 12.2
• Totaled nine points, four rebounds and one block in 23 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Has scored 10 or more points seven times, including two 20-point performances.
• Ranks second in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (.520); has made multiple 3s in seven games.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
MIN: 36.7 REB: 8.8 AST: 4.1 STL: 0.8 TO: 3.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 25.1
• Finished with 18 points, a team high-tying 11 rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Has recorded five games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.
• Ranks 12th in the NBA in scoring (25.1) and fourth in minutes per game (36.7).
C – MARC GASOL #33
MIN: 28.2 REB: 6.9 AST: 3.1 STL: 0.4 TO: 1.6 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.4
• Contributed five points, six rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Reached 12,000 career points in the NBA Nov. 16 at Dallas.
• Has collected 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.
G – NORMAN POWELL #24
MIN: 27.1 REB: 4.0 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.7 TO: 1.4 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 11.4
• Recorded 15 points, one rebound and two assists in 38 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Averaging 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 30.9 minutes in six games as a starter.
• Has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games (Nov. 8-20); averaging 15.3 points during this stretch.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
MIN: 37.6 REB: 4.0 AST: 7.6 STL: 1.9 TO: 2.4 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 17.6
• Finished with team highs of 24 points and seven assists in 35 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Has recorded at least five assists in all 14 games this season — the longest streak of his career.
• Tied for sixth in the NBA in assists (7.6) and ranks second in minutes per game (37.6).
Serge Ibaka (Right ankle sprain) – TBD
Stanley Johnson (Left groin stress reaction) – Out
Kyle Lowry (Distal phalanx fracture – left thumb) – Out
Patrick McCaw (Left knee surgery) – Out
TONIGHT’S GAME DETAILS Opponent: Atlanta Hawks Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: State Farm Arena Television: TSN Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. ATLANTA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2018-19 3-0 1-0 2-0
ALL-TIME 44-45 23-21 21-24
STREAKS Won 7 Won 3 Won 4
LAST WIN: Feb. 7, 2019 (119-101)
LAST ROAD WIN: Feb. 7, 2019 (119-101)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +44, Dec. 3, 2016
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -31, Dec. 2, 2009
LAST TIME VS. ATLANTA
GAME 56 – FEB. 7, 2019 TORONTO 119, ATLANTA 101
ATLANTA — Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 33 points, Fred VanVleet added a career-best 30 and the Raptors rallied after trailing by 17 points in the first half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-101 … The Raptors were short-handed after trading four players in two deals … Toronto used only nine players and relied heavily on Siakam, who also had 13 rebounds, and VanVleet with All-Star Kawhi Leonard out due to a sore left knee … Trae Young and Taurean Price each had 19 points for the Hawks … Atlanta led 66-49 in the second quarter … After their big deficit, the Raptors used an 11-0 run to launch their comeback … Danny Green, who had 12 points, sank three free throws to cap the run … Toronto kept the momentum in the third quarter and led 88-85 entering the final period … The Raptors opened the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run to extend the lead in their third straight win … The Hawks scored 68 points in the first half and only 33 after halftime … Kyle Lowry had 13 points while making only 3 of 13 shots from the field … He had 13 assists …. Siakam scored 17 points in the second quarter.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 22 38 28 31 119
ATLANTA 33 35 17 16 101
NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: Scotiabank Arena Television: Sportsnet Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
2019-20 TORONTO RAPTORS ROSTER
NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY NBA EXP.
3 OG Anunoby F 6-8 232 7/17/1997 Indiana / England 2
25 Chris Boucher F 6-10 200 1/11/1993 Oregon / Canada 2
12 Oshae Brissett* F 6-8 210 6/20/1998 Syracuse / Canada R
0 Terence Davis ll G 6-4 205 5/16/1997 Mississippi / USA R
33 Marc Gasol C 7-1 255 1/29/1985 Akasvayu Girona / Spain 11
20 Dewan Hernandez C 6-11 235 12/9/1996 Miami / USA R
4 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F 6-7 217 1/3/1995 Arizona / USA 4
9 Serge Ibaka F-C 6-10 235 9/18/1989 Ricoh Manresa (Spain) / Republic of Congo 10
5 Stanley Johnson F 6-7 245 5/29/1996 Arizona / USA 4
7 Kyle Lowry G 6-1 196 3/25/1986 Villanova / USA 13
22 Patrick McCaw G 6-7 185 10/25/1995 UNLV / USA 3
13 Malcolm Miller G-F 6-7 210 3/6/1993 Holy Cross / USA 2
11 Shamorie Ponds* G 6-1 180 6/29/1998 St. John’s / USA R
24 Norman Powell G 6-4 215 5/25/1993 UCLA / USA 4
43 Pascal Siakam F 6-9 230 4/2/1994 New Mexico State / Cameroon 3
21 Matt Thomas G 6-4 190 8/4/1994 Iowa State / USA R
23 Fred VanVleet G 6-0 195 2/25/1994 Wichita State / USA 3
* Two-way player
HEAD COACH: Nick Nurse (Northern Iowa)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Adrian Griffin (Seton Hall), Sergio Scariolo (Italy), Nate Bjorkgren (Buena Vista), Patrick Mutombo (Metro State), Jim Sann (Colorado), Jon Goodwillie (Brock), Brittni Donaldson (Northern Iowa) ASSISTANT COACH/DIRECTOR OF SPORTS SCIENCE: Alex McKechnie (Leeds School of Physiotherapy) ATHLETIC TRAINER: Scott McCullough (Toronto)
NUMERICAL ROSTER: 0 Terence Davis ll 9 Serge Ibaka 20 Dewan Hernandez 24 Norman Powell 3 OG Anunoby 11 Shamorie Ponds 21 Matt Thomas 25 Chris Boucher 4 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 12 Oshae Brissett 22 Patrick McCaw 33 Marc Gaso 5 Stanley Johnson 13 Malcolm Miller 23 Fred VanVleet 43 Pascal Siakam 7 Kyle Lowry .
HAWKS POSSIBLE STARTERS (STATS NOT INCLUDING FRIDAY AT DETROIT.)
POS NO. PLAYER HT. WT. G GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
F 12 DE’ANDRE HUNTER 6-7 225 14 14 11.1 4.5 1.5 0.8 0.2 30.0 .399 .364 .722
F 5 JABARI PARKER 6-8 245 14 9 17.0 6.1 1.6 1.4 0.6 27.7 .521 .291 .703
C 30 DAMIAN JONES 6-11 245 13 5 6.2 3.6 0.8 0.6 0.9 16.9 .660 .500 .643
G 22 CAM REDDISH 6-8 218 14 12 7.6 3.8 1.7 1.1 0.4 24.5 .298 .235 .786
G 11 TRAE YOUNG 6-1 180 13 13 26.8 3.8 8.6 1.7 0.1 33.7 .440 .361 .816
• Atlanta ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game and has swiped at least 10 steals in six games this season, tied for the second-most in the league.
• Trae Young is the only NBA player to rank in the Top five in apg (3rd), Top 10 in ppg (7th) and Top 10 in spg (t7th) … Young leads the Eastern Conference in assists per game (8.6) and also has seven games with at least two steals and six games totaling 30+ points or more … He has scored at least 20 points in seven straight games, the second-longest streak of his career (eight games from (3/13/19-3/29/19)
• Jabari Parker has recorded at least two steals in four consecutive games, the longest streak of his career … Parker has recorded seven total games with multiple thefts this season and is averaging 18.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.89 steals on .511 FG% in nine starting assignments … He ranks t24th in the NBA in FG% (.521) and t30th in steals per game (1.36) … The first-year Hawk is 4th in the NBA in slam dunks, throwing down 39 jams through 14 games.
• On 11/20 vs. Milwaukee, Vince Carter led all Hawks reserves with 13 points … He tied a season-high with three 3FGM, adding two assists and one rebound.
• Allen Crabbe has scored in double-figures in back-to-back games, posting 11 points on 11/17 at LAL and scoring 10 points on 11/20 vs. Milwaukee … Crabbe is shooting .462 FG% (6-13), .500 3FG% (4-8) and .833 FT% (5-6) over the last two games.
• De’Andre Hunter recorded the first double-double of his career and posted career-highs in both points (27) and rebounds (11) on 11/20 vs. Mil … Hunter has scored in double figures in six straight games, averaging 15.0 points and knocking down at least one 3-pointer in each contest … Hunter is shooting .483 (14-29) from long distance during the stretch.
• Cam Reddish scored a career-high 17 points on 11/20 vs. Mil, giving him three consecutive contests with at least 10 points for the first time in his career … The rookie from Duke added three rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes of play … Reddish is tied for fifth in steals per game among qualifying first-year players.
INJURY REPORT Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) is questionable John Collins (league suspension) is out Kevin Huerter (left rotator cuff strain) is out Brandon Goodwin
CAM AND TRAE’S MCDOUBLE: Trae Young and Cam Reddish shot their way to the top of the field in the McDonald’s All-American Three-Point Shootout in consecutive years (2017-18). Young took home the 2017 title in Chicago with a score of 19 and Reddish was named the 2018 co-champion in Atlanta, along with Immanuel Quickley, with a score of 17.
HAWKS NAB THREE DRAFTEES: For the second consecutive year, Atlanta entered the season with three rookies selected within the first 34 picks of the NBA Draft. The Hawks chose Cam Reddish from Duke University with the 10th overall pick on June 20; On July 7, Atlanta acquired the draft rights to the University of Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, the fourth overall pick, and the draft rights to Bruno Fernando, selected 34th overall out of the University of Maryland. Hunter was originally selected by the Los Angeles Lakers, then traded to New Orleans on July 6. A day later, Atlanta acquired Hunter, along with Solomon Hill, a conditional 2023 second-round pick and the draft rights to Jordan Bone, from the Pelicans in exchange for the draft rights to Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Marcos Louzada Silva and a conditional 2020 first-round pick. The Hawks acquired Fernando’s rights from Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Bone and two second-round draft picks.
WELCOME TO ATLANTA: During the offseason, Atlanta acquired two-time NBA Champion Damian Jones, two former No. 2 overall draft picks (2014’s Jabari Parker and 2010’s Evan Turner), six-year veteran Allen Crabbe and eight-year veteran Chandler Parsons. In 2018-19, Jones posted career-high averages in points (5.4), boards (3.1), assists (1.2), blocks (1.0) and minutes (17.1), earning 22 starting assignments in 24 appearances. Parker saw action in 64 games (17 starts) with Chicago and Washington last season, averaging 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 26.9 minutes (.493 FG%, .313 3FG%, .712 FT%). Parsons has played in 435 career regular season games (369 starts) in eight seasons with Houston, Dallas and Memphis, averaging 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 30.3 minutes. Last season with the Nets, Crabbe averaged 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.3 minutes over 43 games (20 starts). In nine seasons with Philadelphia, Indiana, Boston and Portland, Turner has averaged 9.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 27.2 minutes (.435 FG%, .781 FT%).
TERRAPIN TIMES THREE: Bruno Fernando, Kevin Huerter and Alex Len all played collegiately at The University of Maryland. Fernando spent two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19) at Maryland, earning Big Ten All-Freshman honors following his first season and being named to the Big Ten All-Defensive team and First Team All-Big Ten after his sophomore campaign. Huerter started all 33 games as a freshman in College Park in 2016-17 and increased his scoring output to 14.8 points during an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention performance in his sophomore year. Len also spent two years (2011-12 and 2012-13) as a Terp, averaging 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in his sophomore season before becoming the No. 5 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.
HIGH-SCORING ST. JOE’S BROS: DeAndre’ Bembry and Charlie Brown Jr. are no strangers to putting up big numbers in a Hawks uniform, having both played at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. The two swingmen are the only players in SJU history to lead the A-10 in scoring; Bembry posted 17.7 ppg in 2014-15 while Brown scored a conference-best 19.0 ppg in 2018-19. Bembry enjoyed a prolific career on Hawk Hill from 2013-16, winning A-10 Co-Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, being named to the A-10 AllConference First Team twice (2015 and 2016) and being named the A-10 Player of the Year in 2016. Brown started 30 of 31 games for the Hawks as a freshman and won the A-10 scoring as a redshirt sophomore last season.
THE CITY OF SOUTHERNLY LOVE Atlanta enters the 2019-20 season with multiple ties to the Philadelphia area: Head Coach Lloyd Pierce was a member of the Sixers’ coaching staff for five seasons prior to arriving in Atlanta; First-year Hawks guard/forward Evan Turner was selected No. 2 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by Philadelphia; Hawks guards DeAndre’ Bembry and Charlie Brown Jr. played their college ball at St. Joseph’s University; Rookie forward De’Andre Hunter is a Philly native; and first-year swingman Cam Reddish is a product of nearby Norristown, PA.