Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks 139-109 Recap

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks 139-109 Recap

Pascal Siakam had 31 factors and 12 rebounds, Scottie Barnes scored a season-high 21 factors and the Toronto Raptors routed the Atlanta Hawks 139-109 Monday night time.

“We weren’t able to play and we acquired our (butt) kicked,” Atlanta’s Dejounte Murray mentioned.

Gary Trent Jr. scored 21 factors and O.G. Anunoby had 14 because the Raptors set a season excessive in factors and improved to 3-1 at residence.

Siakam had six assists, his franchise-best thirtieth recreation with 20 or extra factors, 10 or extra rebounds and 5 or extra assists. Siakam additionally reached these marks in Friday’s residence loss to Philadelphia.

“I really feel like Pascal’s been killing it,” Barnes mentioned. “I really feel like he must be in that query of being the MVP with the extent he’s taking part in it.”

Barnes made a career-best 5 3-pointers and completed 5 for 9 from a lengthy distance. Toronto has received three straight residence conferences with Atlanta.

“I believed there was extra urgency coming from them,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan mentioned of Toronto. “They performed more durable. They out-scrapped us.”

Trae Younger had 14 factors and 10 assists, and John Collins had 12 factors and 12 rebounds earlier than fouling out because the Hawks misplaced their second straight. Atlanta misplaced at Milwaukee on Saturday.

Murray scored 20 factors for the Hawks, Clint Capela had 13 and De’Andre Hunter 11. The Hawks had a season-worst 18 turnovers, resulting in 24 factors for Toronto.

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“Simply not taking good care of the ball, taking part in free with the basketball,” McMillan mentioned. “A staff like this may pound you, as they did.”

Six of Atlanta’s turnovers got here within the first quarter. “Whenever you play on the street and groups get turnovers like that, they feed off of it,” Capela mentioned. “They did that, they did it time and again.”

Murray mentioned the Hawks mentioned their poor efficiency within the locker room after the sport. Murray mentioned he was happy the assembly had been productive.

“Completely,” Murray mentioned. “You might inform by guys’ eyes and ears.”

Down 34-28 after one, the Hawks went forward 49-48 after a basket from Younger with 4:27 left within the second.

Siakam scored six factors and Barnes had 5 as Toronto closed the half with a 16-4 run to guide 64-53 on the break.

Siakam shot 1 for 7 within the third however scored six of his 9 factors on the free throw line because the Raptors took a 95-80 result in the fourth.

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