NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Atlanta
(Saturday, March 26th)
Final Score: Toronto 109, Atlanta 104
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds and Jalen Rose added 26 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 109-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.
Morris Peterson netted 14 points and Rafer Alston chipped in 12 for the Raptors, who rebounded from Friday's loss in Philadelphia to win for just the second time in six games.
"We haven't had a good win on the road in a while. This is a good one," said Bosh.
Tony Delk recorded 21 points and Josh Childress added 19 points and 10 boards for the Hawks, who have dropped eight straight and 21 of their last 22 games. Josh Smith added 19 points and six rebounds in the setback, while Al Harrington posted 15 points.
Atlanta held a 79-78 edge after the third quarter and the score would remain tight until the closing minutes.
The Hawks went ahead 99-97 on Childress' tip-in with 4:01 remaining, but Toronto scored the next nine points to grab control of the game. Peterson's three-pointer with 3:43 remaining kicked off the run and Rose hit 1-of-2 free throws to make it a 106-99 game with 31 seconds left.
Smith's three-pointer cut the score to 106-102 with 17 seconds left, but Toronto made 3-of-4 foul shots in the closing seconds to seal it.
The Hawks led 26-23 after one quarter of play and held a 10-point advantage after Smith's pair of free throws made it 47-37 with 4:54 left in the second. However, the Raptors rallied a bit and cut the deficit to 59-53 by halftime.
Rose led all scorers with 15 points at the break, while Delk led the Hawks with 14.
The teams battled ferociously for the lead in the third quarter and it was Atlanta that held a 79-78 edge after 36 minutes.
Toronto forward Donyell Marshall played just four minutes because of back spasms...Smith, a rookie, tied a career high in points...Bosh recorded his 27th double- double of the season...Toronto has won 13 of its last 16 matchups with the Hawks...Eric Williams netted 10 points for the Raptors...The Hawks shot 53 percent, while Toronto made 49 percent of its shots.
03/26 22:19:25 ET