Heat to face either Hawks or Cavaliers in first round of NBA playoffs, after Atlanta ousts Charlotte — Boston Herald

The list of possible Miami Heat first-round playoff opponents has been whittled from four at the start of the NBA play-in round to two: the Atlanta Hawks or the Cleveland Cavaliers. 396 more words

Heat to face either Hawks or Cavaliers in first round of NBA playoffs, after Atlanta ousts Charlotte — Boston Herald

RAPTORS-HAWKS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #59 – TORONTO RAPTORS (32-26) at ATLANTA HAWKS (28-31)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – STATE FARM ARENA

TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.

07:30 (ET) TOR@ATL

Atlanta Hawks Collins, John Out Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Strain
Cooper, Sharife Out G League – Two-Way
Hunter, De’Andre Probable Injury/Illness – Illness; Illness
Knox II, Kevin Questionable Injury/Illness – Non-covid; Illness
Williams, Lou Out Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Discomfort


Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture
Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
Siakam, Pascal Questionable Injury/Illness – Illness; Non-COVID
VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness

• The Toronto Raptors (32-26) continue a three-game road trip Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks (28-31) at State Farm Arena. Tonight marks the third of four meetings between the two teams this season, with Toronto winning the first two. The Raptors are shooting .556 (35-63) from beyond the arc, while holding the Hawks to .344 (21-61) shooting, in the first two games. Pascal Siakam is averaging a team-high 29.0 points, while Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 25.0 points against Atlanta this season. The Raptors have
won seven of their last eight games in Atlanta, dating back to the 2017-2018 season.
• Toronto dropped a 125-93 decision to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. The Raptors have lost three of the last four games (Feb. 12-25), after a season-long eight game winning streak (Jan. 29 – Feb. 10). Toronto is 8-3 (.727) on the second night of a back-to-back this season, after going 3-13 last year. The
Raptors are currently in the middle of a schedule that will see the team play six games in eight days (Feb. 25 – Mar. 4), for the first time since March 10-17, 2012.
• Scottie Barnes scored a career-high 28 points (13-18 FG, 2-2 FT) and added five rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes Friday night in Charlotte. Barnes became just the fourth rookie in franchise history to
record 25+ points and shoot 70 percent or better from the field, joining Vince Carter, Terence Davis and Charlie Villanueva. Barnes, along with Damon Stoudamire, are the only two rookies in franchise history to
record 700+ points and 150+ assists through their first 50 games played. Barnes currently leads all rookies in minutes (35.4), ranks third in rebounds (7.4) and fifth in both points (14.7) and assists (3.3).
Fred VanVleet has scored 20+ points in seven of eight games played during the month of February, averaging 20.3 points and shooting .442 (34-77) from three-point range during this span. He sat out Feb. 10 at Houston with left groin soreness and Feb. 16 at Minnesota with a right knee contusion. VanVleet has made 203 threes this season – third most in a season in Raptors history; behind only Kyle Lowry (238 in 2017-18 & 212 in 2015-16). VanVleet has connected on 5+ threes in a franchise record 18 games this season.
Pascal Siakam is currently averaging 21.6 points, and career highs of 8.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 45 games this season. He is one of just seven players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, James Harden, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic and Dejounte Murray. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 for an entire season.
SECOND GAME OF A BACK-TO-BACK SET (8-3)
FG% 3PT% FT% REB AST STL BLK TO PTS
RAPTORS .468 .396 .738 44.6 23.0 8.3 5.4 14.3 113.0
OPPONENT .453 .328 .772 43.5 24.7 7.5 5.4 15.2 107.6


PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.4 REB: 7.4 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 14.7
• Scored a career-high 28 points (13-18 FG, 2-2 FT) Feb. 25 at Charlotte; added five rebounds in 32 minutes.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.4), ranks third in rebounds (7.4), and fifth in both points (14.7) and assists (3.3).
• Has scored 20+ points 11 times – the most by a Raptors rookie since Charlie Villanueva (12) in 2005-06.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.6 REB: 8.5 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.6
• Tallied eight points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte.
• Averaging 23.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and shooting .537 (94-175) from the field through 10 games in February.
• Leads the Raptors with 18 double-doubles – has matched his single-season career-high set in 2018-19.
C – KHEM BIRCH #24

MIN: 18.7 REB: 4.5 AST: 1.2 STL: 0.8 TO: 0.6 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.9
• Contributed one point, four rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte.
• Averaging 6.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 19.7 minutes in nine starts this season.
• Has scored in double figures three times (Last: 10 – Nov. 19 at Sacramento).
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.8 REB: 2.7 AST: 1.9 STL: 1.9 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.4
• Recorded 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte.
• Tied for second in the NBA in steals per game (1.86) and ranks fifth in total deflections (168).
• Averaging 20.9 points and shooting .430 (34-79) from three-point range through 10 games in February.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.2 REB: 4.5 AST: 6.9 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.3
• Recorded eight points, four assists and a season high-tying two blocks in 29 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte.
• Ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (196) and three-pointers made (203), and 10th in steals (82).
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.2) – has logged 40+ minutes in 17 games this season.

INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture) – Out
Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Ou
t

GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, February 26
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: State Farm Arena
Television: TSN
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. ATLANTA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 2-0 1-0 1-0
ALL-TIME 49-48 25-23 24-25
STREAKS Won 2 Won 1 Won 1
LAST WIN: Feb. 4, 2022 (125-114)
LAST ROAD WIN: Jan. 31, 2022 (106-100)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +44 (Dec. 3, 2016)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -31 (Dec. 2, 2009)
LAST TIME VS. ATLANTA
GAME 51 – FEBRUARY 4, 2022
TORONTO 125, ATLANTA 114

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam matched his season high with 33 points,
Fred VanVleet had 26 points and 11 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat
the Atlanta Hawks 125-114 for their fifth straight victory … The Raptors
also beat the Hawks 106-100 in Atlanta on Monday night, with the Hawks’
only two losses in the last 10 games coming against Toronto … Siakam
scored 21 points in the first quarter … Gary Trent Jr. scored 19 points,
Scottie Barnies had 16, Chris Boucher 11 and Precious Achiuwa 10 …
De’Andre Hunter and John Collins each scored 23 points for Atlanta, Trae
Young had 22 points and 13 assists, and Bogdan Bogdanovic had 18
points … Both teams were playing the second night of a back-to-back …
Toronto played its fifth game in seven days … Young shot 9 for 20 against
Toronto and went 0 for 4 from 3-point range … Atlanta missed 19 of its
first 24 attempts before four straight 3-pointers in the final quarter helped
close the gap to five points, 115-110, with 4:11 remaining … Young’s jump
shot with 3:26 left cut the gap to three, but Barnes scored a layup and
Trent hit a corner 3 to put Toronto up by eight, 120-112, with 1:56 left.
1 2 3 4 TOT
ATLANTA 28 31 27 28 114
TORONTO 39 21 36 29 12

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, February 28
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Barclays Center
Television: TSN
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. BROOKLYN
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 0-2 0-1 0-1
ALL-TIME 58-44 34-17 24-27
STREAKS Lost 3 Lost 2 Lost 1
LAST WIN: Apr. 21, 2021 (114-103)
LAST ROAD WIN: Feb. 5, 2021 (123-117)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +37 (Nov 2, 2007)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -25 (Jan. 15, 1996)
LAST TIME VS. BROOKLYN
GAME 28 – DECEMBER 14, 2021
BROOKLYN 131, TORONTO 129 (OT)
NEW YORK — Patty Mills made a 3 to force overtime, Kevin Durant had
34 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the
Toronto Raptors 131-129 … Durant was upgraded from questionable just
before the game because Brooklyn has seven players in the NBA’s health
and safety protocol … He responded with his 14th triple-double of his
career … Brooklyn won its third straight, with Mills adding 30 points … The
Nets also got 17 from Kessler Edwards, 16 from Nic Claxton and 13 from
Blake Griffin … The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Toronto
(13-15) … Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 31 … Gary Trent Jr. and
Pascal Siakam each finished with 25 … Scottie Barnes had 23, but missed
what would have been a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3 in overtime …
Trailing by 10 entering the third quarter, Toronto outscored Brooklyn 44-
25 to take a 100-91 advantage going into the fourth … But Brooklyn outscored Toronto 26-11 over the first 7:18 of the fourth quarter, regaining
the lead … It didn’t last. Barnes knocked down two 3s to tie the game, and
Trent made a 3 with 1:21 left to give the Raptors a 120-117 lead … That
held until Mills’ 3 with 13 seconds left forced overtime.
1 2 3 4 OT TOT
TORONTO 32 24 44 20 9 129
BROOKLYN 33 33 25 29 11 131

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 31 30 12.7 3.3 1.2 0.6 0.4 28.6 .442 .375 .726
F 8 DANILO
GALLINARI
6-10 233 48 5 10.9 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.2 23.7 .425 .397 .905
C 15 CLINT
CAPELA
6-10 240 51 50 10.8 12.2 1.4 0.7 1.4 28.1 .587 – .467
G 3 KEVIN
HUERTER
6-7 190 52 38 11.6 3.2 2.8 0.6 0.4 29.1 .460 .374 .811
G 11 TRAE
YOUNG
6-1 180 54 54 27.6 3.9 9.3 1.0 0.1 34.5 .452 .379 .893

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• The Hawks will face off against the Toronto Raptors for the third time this season on Saturday, 2/26, at State Farm Arena. In the team’s most
recent outing against the Raptors on 2/4, Atlanta swiped a season-high tying 12 steals. Delon Wright and Bogdan Bogdanovic each recorded four
steals as reserves, a season-high tying mark for Wright and a career-high tying mark for Bogdanovic. Wright and Bogdanovic became only the
fifth Hawks duo since steals became an official stat (1973-74) to have 4+ steals in the same game coming off the bench, per Elias Sports.
• Atlanta enters Saturday’s game having won nine of its last 11 games played at State Farm Arena. Over those 11 outings, the Hawks are averaging
120.5 PPG and 27.8 APG (.512 FG%, .402 3FG%, .811 FT%). At home this season, Atlanta’s shooting .481% from the field, third-best in the
NBA and second-best in the Eastern Conference, while scoring 114.6 PPG, the third-most in the NBA and second-most in the East.
• The Hawks have connected on 10-or-more three-pointers in 15 consecutive home games (since 12/22/21 vs. Orlando), tying the longest such
streak in franchise history and marking the second-longest active such streak in the NBA. Atlanta has knocked down 15+ three-pointers six times
during that span, averaging 14.1 3FGM in those 15 games.
• In the month of February, Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 3.8 APG and 1.8 SPG in 30.1 MPG as a reserve (.479 FG%,
.448 3FG%, .769 FT%). He’s scored 20-or-more points in four of his last five games, which includes a season-high 27 points on 2/24 at Chicago,
and has seven games of three-or-more three-pointers in February – the most by any bench player this month. Bogdanovic ranks second amongst
all bench players in the month of February in total steals (16), total points (156) and total made three-point field goals (30), while ranking tied
third in total assists (34).
• Against the Chicago Bulls on 2/24, Danilo Gallinari netted 26 points (10-18 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-6 FT), in addition to nine rebounds in 35 minutes. It
was only the ninth time in his career Gallinari’s notched at least 26 points and nine rebounds and the first time doing so since 3/31/19 against
Memphis. Gallinari has scored 25-or-more points in two of his last three games, averaging 20.7 PPG and 5.3 RPG over that time (.500 FG%,
.467 3FG%, .813 FT%).
Trae Young registered his 29th points/assist double-double of the season against the Bulls on 2/24, finishing with 14 points, a game-high 10
assists and three rebounds in 37 minutes. Young’s 29 points/assist double-doubles are tied for the most such double-doubles in a single season in
his career (29, 2018-19 season). It’s also tied for the fourth-most points/assist double-doubles by any Hawk in a single season in franchise
history.
Clint Capela notched his 13th game of the season grabbing 15+ rebounds on 2/24 against Chicago, tallying 17 rebounds, in addition to 14 points.
His 13 games of 15-or-more rebounds this season are the fourth-most in the NBA. Since the 2014-15 season, Capela has 92 games of 15+
rebounds, the fifth-most such games in the last seven season. Capela currently ranks third in the NBA in RPG, averaging 12.2 RPG per game

Celtics win eighth straight, 105-95, over Atlanta — Boston Herald

When last heard from, Atlanta was beating the Celtics by 16 points in a Jan. 28 game identified as a low point in a season of several. It was fitting that, if their winning streak extended far enough, the Hawks would appear on the C’s radar again. The Celtics, despite falling in an early hole,…

Celtics win eighth straight, 105-95, over Atlanta — Boston Herald

RAPTORS 125, HAWKS 114

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FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 125, ATLANTA HAWKS 114

DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Atlanta11425-27Hunter/Collins – 23Capela – 9Young – 13
Toronto12528-23Siakam – 33Anunoby – 10VanVleet – 11
KEY RUN

After a Trae Young step-back jumper cut the Raptors’ lead to just three points (115-112) with 3:26 remaining in the fourth quarter, Toronto went on a 10-2 run to close the game … The Raptors held the Hawks scoreless in three of their final four possessions to preserve the win.

KEY STAT

The Raptors shot a season-high .630 (17-27) from three-point range, while holding the Hawks to .310 (9-29) … Atlanta entered tonight having connected on 10+ three-pointers in 12 consecutive games, it was the third longest streak in franchise history … Over the last three contests the Raptors are shooting .488 (61-125) from beyond the arc.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto improves to 28-23 this season and 16-12 at home … The Raptors have now won five consecutive games (Jan. 29 – Feb. 4) and seven of their last nine (Jan. 21 – Feb. 4) … Toronto is five games above .500 for the first time since the team ended the 2019-2020 season at 53-19 … The Raptors begin a three-game road trip (Feb. 7-10) Monday night in Charlotte.
  • Pascal Siakam recorded a season high-tying 33 points, along with nine rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes … Siakam has scored 30+ points 34 times in his career, including five time this season … The Raptors are 29-5 all-time, and a perfect 5-0 this season, when Siakam scores 30 or more … Tonight, Siakam passed Jonas Valanciunas (5,524) for seventh on the Raptors’ all-time points list.
  • Pascal Siakam scored 21 of Toronto’s 39 first quarter points … The only other time Siakam has scored 20+ points in a quarter was Jan. 26, 2020 at San Antonio where he scored a franchise-record 25 points in the first quarter.
  • Fred VanVleet finished with 26 points and 11 assists for his 10th double-double of the season … VanVleet also added four rebounds in 38 minutes … VanVleet has recorded 10+ assists in nine games this season, something he did in six times in 52 contests last year.

HAWKS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Atlanta falls to 25-27, including 10-15 on the road … The Hawks will play the second of consecutive road games (Feb. 4-6) Sunday in Dallas.
  • Trae Young tallied 22 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in 35 minutes for his team-leading 24th double-double of the season … With his13 assists tonight, Young tied Cliff Hagan (2,229) for ninth on the Hawks’ all-time assists list.
  • De’Andre Hunter scored 23 points (7-18 FG, 2-4 3PT, 7-8 FT), and added four rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes … Tonight marks just the second time Hunter has led (or tied) the Hawks in scoring, the other game was Nov. 3 at Brooklyn where he scored a season-high 26 points.
  • The Hawks went 43-for-93 (.462) from the field and have now shot at least 45 percent from the floor in a season-high nine consecutive games (Jan. 19 – Feb. 3).
  • Atlanta matched a season best with 12 steals … The Hawks were led by Delon Wright and Bogdan Bogdanovic who each tallied a season-high four steals.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSHAWKS WINS
10/25/2021AtlantaW 106-100 Overall:4948
02/04/2022TorontoW 125-114 at Toronto:2523
02/26/2022Atlanta at Atlanta:2425
04/05/2022Toronto     

HAWKS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES


• The Toronto Raptors finish a three-game homestand (Feb. 1-4) Friday night when they host the Atlanta Hawks at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors have won four in a row and six of their last eight. The Raptors snapped the Hawks’ seven-game winning streak with a 106-100 victory Monday in Atlanta. Gary Trent Jr.
scored 31 points and Pascal Siakam added 23 in the win. Tonight is the second of four meetings between the two teams this season. Toronto is 6-3 in the second game of a back-to-back set.
• The Raptors have won four in a row (Jan. 29 – Feb. 3). Toronto is averaging 116.8 points and shooting .441 (172-390) from the field, including 42 percent (60-143) from three-point distance, during this streak. Over the last four, the Raptors are +11 on the offensive glass (55-to-44) and have a +21 (52-to-73) turnover differential which has resulted in Toronto attempting 31 more field goals (390-to-359) than its opponent. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging a team-high 30.6 points over the last four games.
• Fred VanVleet has been named a reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 20 at Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland. VanVleet becomes just the eighth player in franchise history to earn an All-Star selection. He is the first undrafted player in the NBA to be named an
All-Star since Ben Wallace in 2006. VanVleet signed with Toronto as a free agent in 2016.
Fred VanVleet is averaging career highs of 21.5 points, 7.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 38.7 minutes in 45 games this season. He leads the NBA in minutes per game, ranks second in total deflections (178), third in three-point field goals (174) and fifth in steals (77). VanVleet has scored 20+ points 23 times, including 30 or more on eight occasions, and recorded nine double-doubles.
Pascal Siakam recorded his team-leading 15th double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds in Thursday against Chicago. Siakam is currently averaging 21.1 points, and career highs of 8.6 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.
• The Raptors beat Chicago 127-120 in overtime on Thursday. Pascal Siakam led Toronto with 13 rebounds, Precious Achiuwa grabbed 11 and Chris Boucher had 10. Siakam, Achiuwa and Boucher all had five offensive rebounds apiece, combining for 15 of the Raptors’ season high-tying 22 offensive
boards. Toronto currently rank second in the NBA in both offensive rebounds (13.3) and second-chance points (16.4). Scottie Barnes has grabbed a team-high 113 offensive rebounds this season (first among rookies) – the most by a Raptors rookie since Jonas Valanciunas (121) in 2012-13.
• Sophomore Precious Achiuwa and rookie Scottie Barnes have been selected to participate in the 2022 Rising Stars, which will be played on Friday, Feb. 18 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland as part
of NBA All-Star 2022. Toronto will have two players in the showcase event for the first time since Andrea Bargnani and Jamario Moon in 2008. Achiuwa was also named to the World Team roster for the 2021 NBA
Rising Stars (the game was not played) as a rookie with Miami last season.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 36.2 REB: 7.8 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 14.7
• Recorded 21 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes Feb. 3 vs. Chicago (OT).
• Leads all rookies in minutes (36.2), ranks second in rebounds (7.8) and fourth in points (14.7).
• Has scored 20+ points in 10 games – the most by a Raptors rookie since Charlie Villanueva (12) in 2005-06.
F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 37.2 REB: 5.4 AST: 2.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 18.7
• Contributed 21 points and six rebounds in 42 minutes of action Feb. 3 vs. Chicago (OT).
• Has scored 20+ points in a single-season career-high 17 games; something he did in 13-of-43 contests last year.
• Averaging 19.3 points and shooting .534 (47-88) from the floor over the last six games (Jan. 25 – Feb. 1).
C – PASCAL SIAKAM #43|

MIN: 37.7 REB: 8.6 AST: 5.2 STL: 1.4 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 21.1
• Finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 45 minutes Feb. 3 vs. Chicago (OT).
• Posted 15 double-doubles in 37 games – three shy of his single-season career high set in 2018-19 (18).
• Has recorded multiple steals in each of the last five games (Jan. 26 – Feb. 3), totalling 14 steals during this span.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33


MIN: 34.8 REB: 2.8 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.9 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.1
• Scored 16 points in 40 minutes Feb. 3 vs. Chicago (OT); added three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (1.85) and seventh in total deflections (139).
• Averaging a team-high 25.4 points and shooting .477 (41-86) from three-point range in over the last eight games.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.7 REB: 4.7 AST: 7.1 STL: 1.7 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.5
• Tallied 21 points, nine assists, four rebounds and two steals in 42 minutes Feb. 3 vs. Chicago (OT).
• Ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (178), third in three-point field goals (174) and fifth in steals (77).
• The Raptors are 7-1 when VanVleet scores 30+ points.

INJURY REPORT
Goran Drag
ic (NWT) – Out

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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