What a game.
The Toronto Raptors trailed by as much as 19 points in the first half before turning the game on its head. They led by as much as 12 points in the second half, but the Atlanta Hawks weren't going to go out without a fight. A late fourth quarter run was capped off by a game-winning 3-pointer from Tony Snell at the buzzer, spoiling the Raptors comeback.
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Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks: Live score updates, news, stats and highlights
Final: Hawks 121, Raptors 120
And Tony Snell wins it for the Hawks! Trae Young finds Snell wide open on the wing, who knocks down the game-winning 3 at the buzzer. Atlanta completes an insane fourth-quarter comeback.
TONY SNELL CALLED GAME 🔥 pic.twitter.com/h8P8f2D9ir- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2021
Young had 37 points and seven assists to lead the Hawks, while Danilo Gallinari (20 points) and Kevin Huerter (19 points) got hot at the right time to help spark the comeback. For the Raptors, Norman Powell's 33 points and Chris Boucher's 29 points off the bench weren't enough to hold off Atlanta.
Here we go. The Hawks trail by two, 120-118, with the ball with 7.1 seconds remaining.
The Hawks aren't done yet. Atlanta has cut the Raptors' lead to just three points at 112-109 with 2:25 to play. A 10-0 Hawks run has brought them right back into this one, with Danilo Gallinari and Kevin Huerter both heating up.
GALLO pic.twitter.com/R1ctCxKNGP- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 12, 2021
The Hawks are doing what they can to stay in the game, but the Raptors still lead 112-102 with 5:27 remaining in the game. Chris Boucher has caught fire in this one, up to 27 points to give Toronto's bench a major spark.
🗣️🗣️ @chrisboucher 🗣️🗣️ pic.twitter.com/y7haIEK0iR- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 12, 2021
End of third quarter: Raptors 94, Hawks 84
What a quarter it was for the Raptors, who turned a five-point halftime deficit into a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Norman Powell is absolutely feeling it, up to 31 points on the night to lead the way. Chris Boucher is starting to get going off the bench with 19 points, while Kyle Lowry is flirting with a double-double with 11 points and nine assists.
Trae Young has 26 points for the Hawks, but there hasn't been a ton of help elsewhere. The only other Atlanta player in double figures in scoring is Danilo Gallinari (13 points).
Chris WANTS IT pic.twitter.com/J7y96MHccQ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 12, 2021
Here come the Raptors! Trailing by as much as 19 points, Toronto has come back to tie things up at 73-73 with 7:19 to play in the third. It's been the Norman Powell show, who is up to 23 points to lead the Raptors. Aron Baynes is also amidst one of his best games of the season, recording a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Swing- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 12, 2021
Halftime: Hawks 64, Raptors 59
The Hawks remain in the lead at the half, although the Raptors are fighting to keep things close in this one. Trae Young is putting a ton of pressure on Toronto's defence, scoring 20 points while going 9-for-12 from the free throw line in the first half. Danilo Gallinari has chipped in 10 points off the bench, while Clint Capela is dominating the glass with 12 rebounds at halftime.
Norman Powell is still the focal point of the Raptors' offence, scoring 18 points in the first half. Aron Baynes nearly has a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds, while Lowry's struggles continue with just nine points shooting 2-for-9 from the field.
Back in it pic.twitter.com/1RBifrVm0P- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 12, 2021
Kyle Lowry has passed Chris Bosh for second on the Raptors all-time scoring list!
The legend of Kyle Lowry keeps growing.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 12, 2021
Congrats, @Klow7! pic.twitter.com/xJQjiQSYKW
The Hawks still lead 48-39 with 7:16 left in the half, but Norman Powell is doing everything he can to keep the Raptors alive. He's up to 18 points while shooting 4-for-5 from beyond the arc to give Toronto some life.
Confidence on another level@npowell2404 | 18 Pts | 4 3pm pic.twitter.com/sCIQxWjIYt- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 12, 2021
End of first quarter: Hawks 36, Raptors 27
The Hawks are scoring with ease early on, shooting 51.7 percent from the field. Trae Young's 11 points leads the team but Danilo Gallinari provided a spark off the bench with eight quick points for Atlanta. Norman Powell's 12 points has the Raptors within striking distance, but no other Toronto player has more than five points. Kyle Lowry is struggling early on, going 0-for-5 from the field in the first frame.
Catch and shoot 🎯 pic.twitter.com/YBTS8hQvpR- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 12, 2021
The Hawks have jumped out to a 26-20 lead with 3:05 remaining in the quarter. Norman Powell has single-handedly weathered a bad start for the Raptors, scoring 12 of the team's 20 points to keep them in the mix early on. Trae Young is out to a hot start with 11 points.
Pause ⏸- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 12, 2021
Splash ❄️ pic.twitter.com/pt7pVG5Osg
The Raptors will start Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell, DeAndre' Bembry, Stanley Johnson and Aron Baynes.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/uW4JAuOA7q- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 11, 2021
The Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Tony Snell, John Collins and Clint Capela.
Tonight's starting 🖐 vs the Raptors ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/QJ0qxqAl7R- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 12, 2021
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