Hawks welcome Raptors to Atlanta
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors head to
Atlanta tonight to battle Jason Terry and the Hawks at Philips Arena.
Toronto had a poor offensive showing on Sunday, as the Raptors were defeated
by the Milwaukee Bucks, 82-62, at Air Canada Centre.
The 62 points scored by Toronto were a franchise low at home, breaking the
previous mark of 64 that was established on November 20, 2000 against the
It was the fourth time this season that Toronto has scored under 70 points.
Prior to this season, the Raptors had only scored under 70 in a game four
times in the franchise’s history.
Carter scored 15 points against the Bucks for the Raptors, who lost for only
the second time in seven home games this season. Antonio Davis and Chris Bosh
both dropped 13 in the losing effort.
Toronto has been the subject of trade talks recently as one report has Chicago
sending swingman Jalen Rose to the Raptors. In exchange, Chicago would receive
forward Jerome Williams, guard Alvin Williams and guard/forward Morris
Peterson. A Chicago radio station also reported that the deal could also
include forward Donyell Marshall going to the Raptors with Davis being shipped
to the Bulls.
The Raptors are just 1-5 on the road this season.
The Hawks were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 94-89, on Monday at Philips
Shareef Abdur-Rahim poured in 26 points and grabbed 14 boards for the Hawks,
who have dropped two of their last three contests. Jason Terry had 25 points
and Dion Glover chipped in 14 and nine boards in the setback.
Atlanta is 2-4 as the host this season.
In 2002-03, Toronto took home a win in three of the four contests with the
Overall, the Raptors have been victorious in three straight over Atlanta.
Toronto has won nine of 10 and 11 of the last 14 meetings with the Hawks.
The Hawks lead the all-time series, 19-12. Atlanta is 10-6 at home against the