The Toronto Raptors are looking to sweep the mini two-game set against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Raptors were simply too much for the Hawks in the first meeting. Toronto beat Atlanta 135-128 on 18 made-threes.
All five Toronto starters finished in double-figures. Pascal Siakam had a team-high 33 points and was 5-6 from downtown. Scottie Barnes had had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and O.G. Anunoby chipped in with 22 points.
Trae Young was one of the few bright spots for the Hawks in the seven-point loss to Toronto. He had a game-high 35 points and 17 assists. Young has scored 30-plus points in four out of his last five games.
Toronto snapped their four-game losing streak and are now trying to start a winning streak.
For the third straight game, De’Andre Hunter is questionable. His absence caused a lot of defensive issues for Atlanta. The Raptors used their size and did a lot of their damage in the paint.
Meanwhile, Kobe Bufkin, AJ Griffin , Mouhamed Gueye and Mouhamed Gueye are all out for Atlanta.
Christian Koloko remains out for the Raptors. Otto Porter Jr. had been listed as available Wednesday night but was held out for precautionary reasons. He could slide back into the rotation for this one.
Raptors rookie Gradey Dick will be back up with the Raptors after being assigned to the Raptors 905 on Thursday. Dick not see any playing time in the first matchup against the Hawks.
Toronto is looking to once again take advantage of a reeling Hawks team that has lost five game in a row.
Atlanta Hawks (9-14) vs. Toronto Raptors (10-14)
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Projected Hawks Starting Lineup:
PG: Trae Young
SG: Dejounte Murray
SF: Wesley Matthews
PF: Saddiq Bey
C: Clint Capela
Key Reserves: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Oneyka Okongwu, Garrison Matthews
Projected Raptors Starting Lineup:
PG: Dennis Schroder
SG: O.G. Anunoby
SF: Scottie Barnes
PF: Pascal Siakam
C: Jakob Poeltl
Key Reserves: Gary Trent Jr., Precious Achiuwa, Malachi Flynn
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