The Atlanta Hawks have snapped the Toronto Raptors three-game win streak behind major double-doubles from their star duo of Trae Young and Clint Capela.
Atlanta's red-hot 3-point shooting, going 19-for-36 (52.8%), proved to be too much for Toronto to keep up with despite a career-high 29 points from Chris Boucher.
For more on the tough loss, we had you covered with live updates, highlights and more.
Final: Atlanta Hawks 132, Toronto Raptors 121
The Hawks closed things out down the stretch to beat the Raptors and snap their three-game win streak. Trae Young erupted for 28 points and 13 assists while Clint Capela had a strong showing of 23 points and 16 rebounds.
Toronto got a career-night out of reserve centre Chris Boucher, who finished with a career-best 29 points to go with 10 rebounds. Fred VanVleet chipped in a double-double of 25 points and 10 assists while Norman Powell added 20 points, but the Raptors defence had no answer for Atlanta's 3-point shooting.
HAWKS WIN!- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 7, 2021
We have a ball game on our hands! The Hawks lead the Raptors 116-110 with just four minutes remaining in the game. Chris Boucher is up to a career-high 27 points to go with nine boards, bringing the energy for Toronto. Atlanta is shooting the lights out from 3-point land, going 17-for-34 (50.0%) from beyond the arc.
Career night - 27 pts & counting for @chrisboucher pic.twitter.com/GF8JgUpOzR- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 7, 2021
End of third quarter: Hawks 101, Raptors 94
It's a high scoring affair in Atlanta as the Hawks lead by seven going into the final frame. Trae Young has finally gotten into a groove with 21 points and 10 assists, getting a deep 3-ball to go while also getting to the free throw line early and often. The tandem of Chris Boucher (21 points) and Norman Powell (20 points) has the Raptors still within striking distance.
All-Star moves 👀❄️- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 7, 2021
RT to make Trae a 2x All-Star.@TheTraeYoung x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/SKUu9jDXGC
Norman Powell is trying to will the Raptors back into this one but the Hawks still lead 75-71 with eight minutes to play in the third quarter. Powell is up to 20 points for the sixth time in seven games, continuing his hot stretch of play filling in a starter.
Another game, another Norm 20 point game pic.twitter.com/kQAevM1Oly- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 7, 2021
Halftime: Hawks 66, Raptors 63
The Hawks scored 38 points in the second frame to take a three-point lead at the half. Trae Young finally got going a little bit, tallying 10 points and six assists in the first half. Atlanta also got some key contirbutions from their bench with Solomon Hill and Tony Snell scoring eight and six points in the quarter, respectively.
The Raptors are keeping up offensively, as Norman Powell's 14 points leads the way. Pascal Siakam is up to 13 points shooting 5-for-8 from the field and he knocked down his sole 3-point attempt. Chris Boucher has chipped in 10 points off the bench.
🗣️ BONJOUR pic.twitter.com/NYdiuafIwf- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 7, 2021
End of first quarter: Raptors 34, Hawks 28
Fred VanVleet gets a rainbow 3-pointer to go at the buzzer to give the Raptors a six-point lead heading into the second quarter . John Collins and Clint Capela have eight points apiece to keep Atlanta in the contest, meanwhile, Trae Young is off to a slow start with two points shooting 1-for-5 from the field.
Not even surprised at anything @FredVanVleet does anymore. #NBAAllStar- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 7, 2021
⭐️ 1 RT = 1 Vote ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/tAUtG5bfbr
A balanced scoring attack has the Raptors leading 28-23 with just over two minutes remaining in the quarter. Norman Powell has a quick eight points while Pascal Siakam is stuffing the stat sheet with seven points, three boards, two steals, one assist and one block already.
Drive- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 7, 2021
Cash@pskills43 | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/spYuqVPLJq
The Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, John Collins and Clint Capela.
Tonight's starting 🖐️ vs. the Raptors ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/XtOQ2wRTa8- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 7, 2021
The Raptors will start Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam and Aron Baynes.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/KVMH7OkeNm- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 7, 2021
While OG Anunoby (calf) is out for this contest, head coach Nick Nurse is optimistic he could return at the back end of the Raptors' road trip.
Nick Nurse says they're hoping OG Anunoby returns on the back part of this road trip.- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) February 6, 2021
Trae Young is back in action tonight after missing one game with calf soreness.
Trae Young will play tonight, per Lloyd Pierce.- Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) February 6, 2021
Onyeka Okongwu will have a 16-minute restriction and is available.
Gallinari will have a 25-min restriction.
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