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Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors use big second half to edge Atlanta Hawks on the road

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Matt Thomas (Twitter/@Raptors)

The Toronto Raptors moved to 11-4 on the season with a three-point win over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on Saturday night.

The Raptors, who are set to play 10 of their next 14 games at home, move to 5-4 on the road this season.

The Raptors were again without Serge Ibaka, Stanley Johnson, Kyle Lowry and Patrick McCaw and were led by 34 points from Pascal Siakam in their absence. Fred VanVleet finished with 25 points while Norman Powell added 20 in the game.

Atlanta has now lost six straight games and nine of its last 10. Despite their recent losing spell, the Hawks did enjoy the play of Trae Young, who recorded a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists while rookie De'Andre Hunter finished with 26 points and knocked down six big triples.

If you missed any of the action, check below for live score updates, highlights and stats from throughout the night…

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks: Live score updates, highlights and stats

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Final: Toronto Raptors 119, Atlanta Hawks 116

9:54 p.m. - A last-second 3-pointer from Trae Young is off to the right and the Raptors escape with the win.

9:52 p.m. - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson goes 1-for-2 from the line and it's still a one-possession game.

Timeout Hawks, who advance the ball.

Toronto leads 119-116 with 4.5 remaining.

9:50 p.m. - A quick foul leads to Fred VanVleet knocking down two free throws.

De'Andre Hunter sinks another triple to make it a two-point game.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gets fouled on a dunk attempt and will step to the line with 4.5 seconds remaining looking to put it away.

9:48 p.m. - On the ensuing possession, De'Andre Hunter knocks down a triple to cut it to three.

It was assisted by Trae Young, who has now recorded the second triple-double of his young career.

Toronto leads 116-113 with 24.8 remaining.

9:46 p.m. - Just as it seemed the Raptors would pull away, the Hawks stage a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to four with under 40 seconds remaining.

Pascal Siakam responds with a dunk through contact to put the Raptors back up by six. He's got 12 in the fourth.

9:37 p.m. - A transition layup from Fred VanVleet puts the Raptors up eight.

Timeout Hawks.

3:17 remains in regulation and Toronto leads 108-100.

9:28 p.m. - We're midway through the final frame and the Raptors have built a six-point lead.

It's 100-94 with 6:05 left in regulation.

Pascal Siakam leads the way for Toronto with 24 points (on 9-for-15 shooting) while Fred VanVleet has scored 19 points and Norman Powell has added 18.

For Atlanta, Trae Young is still flirting with a triple-double as he now has 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists but the Hawks have scored just four points on 2-for-10 shooting in the quarter.

End of Third Quarter: Atlanta Hawks 90, Toronto Raptors 87

9:16 p.m. - Atlanta responds once again to take a three-point lead into the fourth.

The Hawks are shooting a red-hot 56.9% from the field and 47.4% from deep through three and Trae Young leads the way with 25 points. Rookie De'Andre Hunter has added 17.

For the Raptors, Pascal Siakam has a team-high 22 points while Norman Powell (18) and Fred VanVleet (16) have also contributed on the offensive end.

9:11 p.m. - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson follows with a tip in to give the Raptors their first lead since they were up 29-27 in the second quarter.

After getting a stop, Norman Powell converts an and-one to put the Raptors up by four.

84-80 with two minutes left in the third.

9:06 p.m. - A 3-pointer from Norman Powell makes it a 15-7 run for the Raptors since that last timeout.

Toronto now trails 79-77 with 4:17 left in the third.

Powell is up to 15 points on the night and has knocked down three triples in the game.

8:58 p.m. - Another turnover from the Raptors leads to another bucket for the Hawks, who have built their biggest lead of the night.

Atlanta's up 72-62 with 7:52 remaining in the third behind 20 points from Trae Young.

Toronto has now committed three turnovers so far this quarter.

8:51 p.m. - Boom. Two quick triples from Pascal Siakam cut the deficit to three.

Timeout Hawks less than one minute into the half as they lead 61-58 with 11:16 left in the third.

Siakam is now up to 18 points on the night.

Halftime: Atlanta Hawks 61, Toronto Raptors 52

8:44 p.m. - Halftime stats:

8:35 p.m. - Trae Young sinks a triple from WAY out to put the Hawks up nine points heading into the break.

Young is up to a game-high 16 points (on 6-for-10 shooting) to go along with seven assists and seven rebounds in the first half. Allen Crabbe is the only other Hawk in double-figures with 10 points (on 5-for-6 shooting).

For Toronto, Fred VanVleet leads the way with 14 points while Pascal Siakam is up to 12 points so far - they're each shooting an identical 4-for-9 from the field and have combined to shoot 8-for-18 from the field.

8:27 p.m. - The Raptors are back within one point and there's a timeout on the floor.

Hawks lead 51-50 with 2:22 remaining in the half.

It's a point guard battle as Fred VanVleet is up to a game-high 14 points while Trae Young is on triple-double watch with a team-high 12 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds.

Atlanta is shooting 52.3% from the field while Toronto is shooting 42.5% so far.

8:11 p.m. - It's a sloppy start for the Raptors, who have already turned the ball over five times in the second quarter, and seven times on the night.

Atlanta leads 35-29 less than three minutes into the second and there's a timeout on the floor.

Allen Crabbe is up to eight points to lead the way for the Hawks while the Raptors Chris Boucher leads all scorers with nine points.

End of First Quarter: Atlanta Hawks 27, Toronto Raptors 26

8:05 p.m. - At the end of one, Atlanta holds on to a one-point advantage over Toronto.

Trae Young leads the Hawks with seven points while Allen Crabbe has come off the bench to score six points in six minutes - the duo combined to shoot 6-for-6 from the field.

Fred VanVleet is pacing the Raptors with a game-high eight points while Norman Powell has scored seven points early on.

7:57 p.m. - Just under three minutes remain in the first and things are all tied up.

It's 19-19 with 2:58 to go in the quarter.

Led by seven points from Trae Young, Atlanta is now shooting 8-for-15 from the field while Toronto is 7-for-17 from the field.

Norman Powell leads the way for the Raptors with seven points of his own but Fred VanVleet, who has six points, will step up to shoot two at the line after the break.

7:49 p.m. - We've reached our first break in the action just past the midway point in the first.

Timeout on the floor as the Hawks lead 10-8 with 5:56 left in the frame.

It hasn't been a hot start for the Raptors, who are shooting 3-for-11 (27.3%) from the field. The Hawks haven't been much better, as they're shooting 4-for-11 (36.4%).

Norman Powell leads all scorers with five points while rookie De'Andre Hunter is pacing the Hawks with four points early on.

7:41 p.m. - Toronto gets on the board first after a lob from Marc Gasol results in a Norman Powell layup.

Game on.

Pregame

7:15 p.m. - The Toronto Raptors again go with the starting lineup of Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

7:10 p.m. - Atlanta goes with a starting unit of Trae Young, DeAndre' Bembry, De'Andre Hunter, Jabari Parker and Damian Jones

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