Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors Preview and Predictions -01-20-2020
NBA: Monday, January 20, State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, 2:30 PM ET
The Toronto Raptors bounced back from a tight home defeat to the San Antonio Spurs with three consecutive victories, including the most recent one over the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road. Toronto now improved to a 28-14 record and is in the 3rd position in the Eastern Conference.
The Atlanta Hawks responded to a four-game losing streak with a couple of wins over the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs but lost the latest game to the Detroit Pistons at home. The Hawks dropped to a 10-33 record and are still at the bottom of the East.
These conference rivals met once this season, and the Raptors secured a 119-116 win at State Farm Arena. Toronto was better in each of the previous eight H2H encounters and is on a five-game winning run in this arena.
The Raptors controlled Towns in a win over the Wolves
Toronto found the right recipe to stop Karl-Anthony Towns and limit him to 12 points in a 122-112 road victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Raptors were lenient on defense early in the game, but kept the hosts to 50 points in the second half and scored 64 in return to secure a comfortable W. The Wolves were better in rebounds (49-42) and assists (34-25), however, it didn’t help Minnesota as Toronto shot 51.6% from the field and had a lot of easy looks throughout the game. Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 29 points and game-high four steals. Kyle Lowry was right behind with 28 points and team-high seven rebounds, Norman Powell had 20 points and a pair of thefts, while Pascal Siakam contributed with 14 points and game-high four blocks.
“I think playing at ease like that allowed me to not press and just let the game come to me,” said VanVleet, who scored 10 points in the fourth quarter.
This season, the Raptors have the 11th offense in the NBA that averages 111.8 points per game, and they are facing the Hawks’ 28th defense that allows 117.4 points per contest. The Raptors are the 12th in rebounds with 45.9 and 10th in assists with 25.5 per game.
The Hawks’ defense let them down in a big loss to the Pistons
Atlanta displayed one of the worst defensive performances of the season in a 136-103 home loss to the Detroit Pistons. The Hawks allowed even 71 points in the opening 24 minutes and didn’t play any better in the second half, letting Detroit score 30+ points in both the third and fourth quarters. Atlanta recorded only 18 assists opposite the Pistons’ 31, while the visitors also outjumped the Hawks (41-32). John Collins led Atlanta with 20 points, five rebounds, and two blocks. Deandre Hunter added 19 points and five boards, Trae Young had 16 points, team-high eight rebounds, and team-high seven assists. Jeff Teague scored 15 points in his season debut with the Hawks, seven assists in 25 minutes. Jabari Parker (shoulder) is out indefinitely, while Alex Len (back) is questionable to take on the Raptors on Monday.
“We knew how they were going to attack us,” Collins said “We just didn’t execute our plan well. We came out a little slow and they hit us first, and we really didn’t respond too well.”
This season, the Hawks have the 23rd offense in the NBA that averages 107.6 points per game, and they are facing the Raptors’ 6th defense that allows 105.9 points per contest. The Hawks are the 29th in rebounds with 42.3 and 20th in assists with 22.9 per game.
Toronto Raptors Live Stream Schedule
|Wed, Oct 23||vsNew Orleans||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Oct 26||@Boston||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Oct 27||@Chicago||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Oct 29||vsOrlando||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Oct 31||vsDetroit||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 3||@Milwaukee||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 7||vsSacramento||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 9||@New Orleans||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 11||@Los Angeles||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 12||@LA||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 14||@Portland||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 17||@Dallas||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 19||vsCharlotte||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 21||vsOrlando||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 24||@Atlanta||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 26||vsPhiladelphia||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 28||vsNew York||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 30||@Orlando||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 2||vsUtah||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Dec 4||vsMiami||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Dec 6||vsHouston||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 9||@Philadelphia||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Dec 10||@Chicago||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 12||vsLA||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 15||vsBrooklyn||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Dec 17||vsCleveland||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 19||@Detroit||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Dec 21||vsWashington||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 23||vsDallas||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Dec 24||@Indiana||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 26||vsBoston||12:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 29||@Boston||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 30||vsOklahoma City||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 1||vsCleveland||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Jan 3||@Miami||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 5||@Brooklyn||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 8||vsPortland||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 9||@Charlotte||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Jan 13||vsSan Antonio||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 16||@Oklahoma City||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 18||vsWashington||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 19||@Minnesota||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Jan 21||@Atlanta||2:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 23||vsPhiladelphia||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 25||@New York||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Jan 27||@San Antonio||4:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 29||vsAtlanta||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Jan 31||@Cleveland||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Feb 1||@Detroit||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Feb 3||vsChicago||3:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Feb 6||vsIndiana||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Feb 8||@Indiana||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 9||vsBrooklyn||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Feb 11||vsMinnesota||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Feb 13||@Brooklyn||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Feb 22||vsPhoenix||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Feb 24||vsIndiana||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Feb 26||vsMilwaukee||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 29||vsCharlotte||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 2||@Denver||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 4||@Phoenix||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Mar 6||@Golden State||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 9||@Sacramento||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 10||@Utah||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 15||vsDetroit||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 17||vsGolden State||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 19||@Philadelphia||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 21||vsBoston||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 23||vsDenver||5:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 25||vsLos Angeles||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 26||@New York||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 29||@Memphis||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 31||vsMemphis||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 2||@Milwaukee||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Apr 4||vsMilwaukee||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Apr 6||@Houston||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Apr 8||@Washington||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 9||@Charlotte||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Apr 11||vsAtlanta||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Apr 13||vsNew York||5:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Apr 15||@Miami||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 16||@Orlando||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
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The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. They play their home games at the Scotiabank Arena, which they share with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1995 as part of the NBA’s expansion into Canada, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies. Since the 2001–02 season, the Raptors have been the only Canadian-based team in the league, as the Grizzlies relocated from Vancouver, British Columbia to Memphis, Tennessee.
Like most expansion teams, the Raptors struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Vince Carter through a draft day trade in 1998, the team set league-attendance records and made the NBA playoffs in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Carter was instrumental in leading the team to their first playoff series win in 2001, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals. During the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons, they failed to make significant progress, and Carter was traded in 2004 to the New Jersey Nets.
After Carter left, Chris Bosh emerged as the team leader. For the 2006–07 season, Bryan Colangelo was appointed as general manager, and through a combination of Bosh, 2006 first overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani, and a revamp of the roster, the Raptors qualified for their first playoff berth in five years, capturing the Atlantic Division title. In the 2007–08 season, they also advanced to the playoffs, but failed to reach the post-season in each of the next five seasons. Colangelo overhauled the team’s roster for the 2009–10 season in a bid to persuade pending free agent Bosh to stay, but Bosh departed to sign with the Miami Heat in July 2010, ushering in yet another era of rebuilding for the Raptors.
Masai Ujiri replaced Colangelo in 2013, and helped herald a new era of success, led by a backcourt duo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. The Raptors returned to the playoffs the following year and became a consistent playoff team in every year of Ujiri’s tenure. Under Ujiri, the team also won five Division titles and registered their most successful regular season in 2018. However, the team’s failure to reach the NBA Finals prompted Ujiri to fire head coach Dwane Casey after the 2018 playoffs concluded, and conduct the high-profile trade of DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green later that summer, as well as acquiring Marc Gasol before the trade deadline. In the 2019 playoffs, the Raptors won their first Eastern Conference title and advanced to their first NBA Finals, where they won their first NBA championship.