NBA Game Summary - Atlanta at Toronto
(Sunday, November 28th)
Final Score: Atlanta 96, Toronto 78
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Josh Smith posted a triple-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, as the Atlanta Hawks routed the Toronto Raptors, 96-78, at Air Canada Centre.
Marvin Williams finished with a game-best 17 points to go with 12 boards and Joe Johnson contributed 16 points for Atlanta, which earned a 99-90 win at New York on Saturday and has won three straight. Al Horford chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds in the victory.
"I always like to play with a lot of energy and effort," Smith said. "The offense wasn't there today, but I was able to exploit my passing abilities and defense."
Andrea Bargnani netted 14 points to go with seven boards for the Raptors, who have lost two in a row after a four-game winning streak. DeMar DeRozan ended with 13 points in defeat.
"Nobody could score and we couldn't stop those guys," Raptors head coach Jay Triano said.
Atlanta jumped out to a 27-23 lead after the opening 12 minutes, then went up by seven early in the second quarter on Jamal Crawford's three-pointer.
The Raptors were able to come back and take a brief 38-36 lead on Leandro Barbosa's layup a short time later before a Williams putback tied things and started an 11-2 Hawks' run. Josh Powell finished off the surge with a layup with 3:47 to play to make it 47-40, and it would be 52-46 heading into the locker room.
Jose Calderon's layup a minute and a half into the third quarter got the Raptors as close as 54-50, but Atlanta answered with a 19-3 run.
Smith started the surge with a jumper and Horford finished it off with a fade away for a 20-point lead with 2:26 left in the period. It was a 77-57 game at the end of three.
The Hawks maintained a comfortable double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter to earn the easy victory.
Atlanta took three of four meetings with Toronto last season and has won eight of the last 10 games in the series...The Hawks shot 46.8 percent from the field, including 8-of-18 from three-point range, while the Raptors hit 40 percent of their shots and converted only 1-of-12 from beyond the arc.
11/28 17:44:23 ET