Atlanta 107, Toronto 88

Date - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #34 Kevin Cutler, #36 David Jones, #29 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 18206

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 20 24 31 32 107
Toronto 25 29 21 13 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 40-32 22-13 18-19 W1
Toronto 26-45 17-19 9-26 L5

Recap

Hawks 107, Raptors 88: Jeff Teague scored 10 of his 24 points during a 16-0 run in the fourth quarter and dished out 13 assists as visiting Atlanta broke open a close game to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Al Horford added 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who won their fifth consecutive game at Toronto dating to March 17, 2010. Josh Smith contributed 19 points for Atlanta, which is headed to the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures for Toronto, which has lost five straight. Rudy Gay returned the lineup after missing the last contest with a sore back and contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds. 

The Raptors led by 10 at halftime, but the Hawks heated up in the third quarter and pulled even at 75 heading to the final period. Atlanta was 24-for-43 from the field in the second half after going 16-for-38 before the break.

Alan Anderson's 3-pointer pulled Toronto within 81-80 with 9:10 left, but Horford and Teague took over from there. The duo combined for all 16 points during the pivotal stretch, and Teague hit back-to-back 3-pointers and a driving layup to push the margin to 97-80 with 4:39 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto PF Amir Johnson left in the third quarter with a left leg contusion. X-rays were negative, but he did not return. … Atlanta's Kyle Korver went 2-for-6 from 3-point range and has made at least one 3 in 65 consecutive games. … Horford has scored in double figures in 31 consecutive games, the second-longest streak of his career (33 in 2009-10). 

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Toronto
Al Horford 26 Scoring Jonas Valanciunas 19
Jeff Teague 13 Assists Kyle Lowry 10
Al Horford 12 Rebounds Rudy Gay 12
Al Horford 6 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 4
Josh Smith 3 Steals Alan Anderson 2
N/A Blocks Jonas Valanciunas 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 107 49.4 10-21 17-20 27 40 0 11 11
Toronto 88 44.9 4-17 14-20 20 42 1 8 20

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Raptors have a W/L % of .407 after a win and .341 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Hawks have a W/L % of .513 after a win and .606 after a loss.