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DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.
The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Atlanta fell into a tie with Chicago for the fifth spot. The teams finish the regular season on Wednesday, with the Hawks traveling to New York to face the Knicks, while the Bulls are home against lowly Washington. Chicago holds the tiebreaker.
Kyle Korver led the Hawks with 13 points, extending his 3-point streak to 73 consecutive games.
Atlanta center Al Horford didn't play, sitting out because of soreness in his left chest, and the rest of the Hawks took the night off as well - certainly at the defensive end.
Toronto ran right through the Hawks for too many dunks and layu...
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ATLANTA -- DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.
The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No...
Dwane Casey addressed how Toronto’s rough start ultimately doomed the entire season, how Kyle Lowry has grown this season, and what Jonas Valanciunas’ summer will entail.
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Center Al Horford is sitting out the Atlanta Hawks' final home game of the regular season because of soreness in his chest.
Horford missed most of last season after having surgery on his left pectoral muscle. He said before Tuesday's game that he's having some lingering pain in that same area, so he wants to give it a rest with the playoffs approaching.
As a precaution...
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After spending the season in China, Tracy McGrady is headed back to the Association, reportedly signing a deal with a team headed to the playoffs.
From Bob Mitchell of The Toronto Star:
The Toronto Raptors will play “Sweet Caroline” during the introduction of the Boston Celtics players at Wednesday night’s game at the Air Canada Centre in a show of solidarity following this week’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
Interesting how this has become the unofficial anthem representing all things Boston in the wake of Monday...
The New York Knicks announced on Wednesday that a foot injury is sending vet Rasheed Wallace back out to pasture.
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Making the playoffs in the Eastern Conference is not exactly the toughest thing to do. The Milwaukee Bucks slid into the eighth spot with a record of 38-44. The reward for their efforts is a first round matchup with the Miami Heat. Not exactly appealing, but there is still some honor in being a playoff team.
That is an honor the Toronto Raptors have not had since 2007.
Bang like T-Mac, ski mask air it out...
The Atlanta Hawks have already locked up their sixth consecutive playoff appearance, but they still have some positioning at stake in their final home game.
The lottery-bound Toronto Raptors aren't likely to roll over as they look for their sixth win in seven games.
The Hawks will try to claim their third straight win and move closer to securing the fifth seed in the Eastern...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
Chris Copeland scored 33 points on a night that belonged to the benches, and the New York Knicks wrapped up their winningest season in 16 years by beating the Hawks 98-92 on Wednesday.
With Anthony and just about every important player...
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Boston Celtics 114-90 on Wednesday night, finishing their season with five straight wins.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points, Alan Anderson had 16 and Kyle Lowry had nine points and eight assists as the Raptors matched their longest winning streak of the season. Toronto also...
Does this guy ever not kill the Nets? Answer: No
No more regular season road games, no more chance of 50-win season, no more chance of #3 seed. A weird effort from the Nets commenced on Sunday afternoon, as the team that was coming off two major wins over playoff teams was thoroughly outclassed and outplayed by the team that has been out of the postseason...