Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/17/14
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 Conference on Tuesday night when they take on the surging Raptors. After three straight losses, Atlanta (44-36) bounced back with its second win in a row on Friday. Josh Smith and Jeff Teague each scored 24 on a combined 21-of-32 shooting to help the Hawks rally from a 19-point deficit for a 109-104 win over Milwaukee. "If there's one thing for sure with this team, we'll never make it easy," coach Larry Drew told the team's official website. "Coming in at halftime down 14, I had all the confidence in the world." With just two games remaining, Drew's club is trying to hold off Chicago for fifth. The Bulls h...
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