The Toronto Raptors opened up a five-game homestand with a 108-103 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Tampa.
With under 20 games remaining in the regular season, Toronto is still within striking distance of the East's final Play-In spot but missed out on an opportunity to turn things around as time is running at a premium. Atlanta, on the other hand, continues to solidify its playoff seeding as it has won seven of eight.
Follow along below score updates, news, stats and highlights from throughout the night.
Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights
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9:44 p.m. - Hawks lead 107-103 with 7.3 seconds remaining.
Casual 12-2 run for the Raptors to make things interesting.
9:41 p.m. - Malachi Flynn drains a 3 to cut the deficit to five.
Hawks lead 105-100 with under 30 seconds to play.
9:36 p.m. - It's a single-digit deficit with just over a minute left.
Atlanta is up 105-97 with 1:12 on the clock.
Toronto will have to press and make things happen to have a chance.
9:28 p.m. - Toronto's attempting to rally but it's running low on time.
The Hawks lead 97-89 with 5:32 remaining.
Timeout on the floor as Nate McMillan wants to talk things over after the Raptors had a chance to cut the deficit to five.
End of Third Quarter: Atlanta Hawks 90, Toronto Raptors 78
9:13 p.m. - One quarter remains and the Raptors are still down by 12.
Pascal Siakam is up to a game-high 28 points on 12-for-15 shooting but as a team, Toronto is struggling to get going from deep, as it is shooting 5-for-25 as a team.
For the Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic continues his recent tear with 20 points through three quarters on 8-for-15 shooting.
Bogi for threeeeeeee pic.twitter.com/8rXj0RGlPz- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 14, 2021
9:01 p.m. - With under six minutes remaining in the third, the Hawks hold a 12-point lead.
Atlanta leads 79-67 with 5:29 left in the quarter.
Kevin Huerter and Bogdan Bogdanovic lead the Hawks with 17 points apiece while Pascal Siakam is up to 25 points on the night.
Halftime: Atlanta Hawks 66, Toronto Raptors 54
8:40 p.m. - How about some halftime stats?
8:34 p.m. - In a wild finish to the half, Kevin Huerter beats the halftime buzzer on a layup off of a full-court pass to give the Hawks a 12-point advantage.
TOUCHDOWN. https://t.co/irnwgVuG88 pic.twitter.com/2D7OHfh8r0- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 14, 2021
Huerter is up to a team-high 14 points, while Clint Capela and Bogdan Bogdanovic have added 13 points apiece. Capela has also added a game-high 11 rebounds to record a double-double in the first half.
Pascal Siakam, the only Raptor in double figures, leads all scorers with 21 points on efficient 9-for-12 shooting.
Toronto is within reach but will need a big second half to get the win.
8:19 p.m. - Just over five minutes into the second, the Hawks are out to a six-point lead.
Atlanta is up 41-35 with 6:41 left in the half.
Kevin Huerter leads the Hawks with nine points while Clint Capela is nearing a double-double with eight points and nine rebounds.
Let it fly, Kev 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CEVdMHET0U- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 14, 2021
For the Raptors, Khem Birch is up to six points off the bench, including a triple, which is the fifth of his NBA career.
End of First Quarter: Atlanta Hawks 28, Toronto Raptors 27
8:08 p.m. - One quarter is in the books and the Hawks have a one-point lead.
It's been a balanced attack for Atlanta, as eight different players have scored and Clint Capela leads the way with six points.
For Toronto, Pascal Siakam is up to a game-high 11 points to lead the way while Gary Trent Jr. has seven points.
Behind the back- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 13, 2021
The Raptors are just 1-for-11 from deep after one.
7:52 p.m. - We're nearing the midway point of the first quarter and we've reached the first break in the action.
The Raptors lead 9-8 with 6:36 left in the frame.
Gary Trent has a game-high five points early on to lead all scorers in a low-scoring affair. The teams have combined to shoot 7-for-19.
7:10 p.m. - Starting for the Hawks: Brandon Goodwin, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kevin Huerter, Solomon Hill and Clint Capela.
6:40 p.m. - Trae Young, listed as a game-time decision, has been ruled OUT. It is the second straight game he'll miss.
6:35 p.m. - Starting for Toronto: Malachi Flynn, Gary Trent Jr., OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Chris Boucher.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/PuWfJ9tYpX- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 13, 2021
6:15 p.m. - DeAndre' Bembry is a late scratch for the Raptors, who will also be without Paul Watson, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and Jalen Harris.
Toronto has 11 active players Tuesday night.
6:05 p.m. - Some injury updates for the Hawks:
Danilo Gallinari has been downgraded from "Doubtful" to "Out" while Trae Young is going to be a game-time decision due to a left calf contusion.
Trae Young is a game time decision tonight, Nate McMillan said.- Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) April 13, 2021
Danilo Gallinari is out for the Hawks.
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