The Atlanta Hawks survived a wild, physical late-game battle under Toronto's basket - thanks to Al Horford's go-ahead dunk with 21 seconds remaining.
Horford had 22 points and 10 rebounds and played tough defense with two blocks near the basket in the closing seconds of the Hawks' 93-92 victory Wednesday night.
''It was a do-or-die situation,'' said Hawks coach Larry Drew, whose team braced for Toronto's final possession during a timeout with 12.6 seconds remaining.
''I told them during the timeout just believe in your defense, go out and get that one stop, and they did. There were bodies flying all over the place.''
The game followed a late-afternoon trade which could reshape Toronto's season.
Longtime Raptors guard Jose Calderon and forward Ed Davis gave farewell hugs to their teammates about an hour before the game as word leaked of a trade that will send small forward Rudy Gay from Memphis to Toronto.
DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 23 points. John Lucas added a season-high...