NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 28th (All times eastern)
Atlanta Hawks (9-5) at Toronto Raptors (7-7), 7:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Atlanta Hawks haven't played well as the visitor lately and will try to reverse their road fortunes Friday against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
The Hawks have dropped four in a row away from home and will open a short two- game road trip tonight at Toronto and Washington. In Wednesday's 102-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Philips Arena, Al Horford scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and swatted three shots to lead the way.
Marvin Williams and Mike Bibby had 18 points apiece for the Hawks, who have won three of four overall. Ronald Murray added 16 points while Joe Johnson ended with 15 points and nine assists in the win. Atlanta forward Josh Smith (ankle) has missed 10 straight games and is uncertain for tonight.
Toronto, meanwhile, will close out a four-game homestand this evening and is 1-2 so far on the residency. It ended a two-game slide with Wednesday's 93-86 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, as Chris Bosh scored 39 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Raptors.
Bosh was 15-for-20 from the field and 9-for-10 from the free throw line, and Joey Graham had a season-high 17 points in a winning effort. Andrea Bargnani had 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots for the Raptors.
On the injury front for Toronto, forward/center Jermaine O'Neal is questionable for Friday's game with knee and ankle problems. O'Neal did not play in the win over the Bobcats.
Atlanta handed the Raptors a 110-92 setback on November 7 this season at Philips Arena and has won two straight in the series.
The Hawks are winless in their last two trips to Canada.
11/28 10:34:09 ET