NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 10th (All times eastern)
Atlanta Hawks (3-1) at Toronto Raptors (2-2), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Atlanta Hawks will shoot for their fourth straight win this evening when they visit the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.
After losing their season opener to Philadelphia, the Hawks have ripped off consecutive wins over New York, Orlando and Cleveland. On Tuesday, Atlanta posted a 104-95 overtime win over the Cavs at Quicken Loans Arena.
Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Tyronn Lue added 19, including the game-tying lay-in as time expired in regulation, to lead the Hawks. Lue added 11 assists off of the bench for the Hawks, while Zaza Pachulia scored 19 points.
Atlanta has won three in a row and hasn't won four straight since the 2000-01 season when they defeated New York, Toronto, Indiana and New Jersey from December 19 - 26.
Meanwhile, the 2-2 Raptors have alternated wins and losses this year and defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in dramatic fashion Wednesday night.
Chris Bosh buried a three-pointer with 6.1 seconds left to lift Toronto and finished with a season-high 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Bosh has only made 10 career three-pointers and had two on Wednesday. Joey Graham added 16 points off the bench, while Fred Jones had 13 and six assists.
The Raptors went 3-1 against Atlanta last season and has won five of six and 11 of the last 14 meetings. The Hawks have dropped nine of 11 and 10 of their last 13 trips to the Air Canada Centre.
11/10 10:52:40 ET