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Raptors Edge Out Hawks in Thrilling 123-121 Victory

A two-pointer from Bruce Brown with 11 seconds left in the game was the difference in a 123-121 victory for the Toronto Raptors on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

Trae Young cut the lead to two points in the final second of the game with a shot from downtown, but the Hawks didn’t touch the ball again after that.

This is a second straight victory for the Raptors, after suffering a short streak of three consecutive losses. The victory is even more important for the Raptors as it allows the team to move within 3.5 games of the Hawks, who occupy 10th position in the East.

Friday night, Immanuel Quickley led the Raptors in scoring with 24 points and added 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Scottie Barnes contributed 20 points and rookie Gradey Dick had 18 points, the second-best tally of his career.

“It’s only two games (since the All-Star break), but what I really like about this group is how united it is,” Raptors head coach Darko Rajakovic said. They really enjoy being together and playing together. »

In the Hawks camp, Dejounte Murray scored twice with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while De’Andre Hunter provided 22 points. Young was held to just 11 points in 35 minutes of play.

Young averaged 34.3 points per game in his last three games against the Raptors this season. Friday night, however, he was limited to 11 points and seven assists.

“Overall, we did a really good job against Trae Young of stopping him from scoring and positioning himself,” Rajakovic said.

Hawks head coach Quin Snyder was ejected from the game with 4:25 left in the second quarter. Snyder stormed the field after Young appeared to injure his thigh during a struggle through a screen created by Poeltl.

Young was hopping on one leg and remained on the ground for a minute, but was able to continue after that.

“I was worried about Trae,” Snyder said. I probably deserved the expulsion. My reaction was emotional. »

After taking a 2-0 lead, the Hawks missed 13 straight shots and the Raptors took advantage to make the score 15-2.

In the first quarter, the Hawks made just one of their nine three-pointers. The team also missed five free throws.

The Raptors will try to score a third victory in a row on Monday, against the Indiana Pacers.

Elsewhere in the NBA

Spurs 118 – Lakers 123
on : Victor Wembanyama (27 pts, 10 reb, 8 assists, 5 steals and 5 blocks) achieved the first “5 x 5” since Jusuf Nurkic in 2019.
LAL : LeBron James had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Anthony Davis added 28 points and 13 rebounds.

Cavaliers 97 – 76ers 104
CLE : Jarrett Allen narrowly missed the double with 24 points and 9 rebounds.
PHI : Evening of 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Tyrese Maxey.

Suns 110 – Rockets 114
PHX : Kevin Durant was the best of his team with 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
NEW : Jabari Smith Jr (22 pts, 16 reb) and Fred VanVleet (23 pts) helped the Rockets surprise the Suns with their 2nd victory in eight games.

Clippers 101 – Grizzlies 95
LAC : Kawhi Leonard had 24 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Doubled with 23 points and 12 rebounds for Terance Mann.
MEM : Jaren Jackson Jr was the only Grizzlies player to score more than 11 points. He had 29 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals.

Wizards 106 – Thunder 147
WAS : Jordan Poole had 21 points, while Corey Kispert added 20 points.
OKC : Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was productive with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. 9-point game for Luguentz Dort.

Heat 106 – Pelicans 95
MIA : Jimmy Butler, Thomas Bryant, Jose Alvarado (NO) and Naji Marshall (NO) were ejected after a melee in the 4th quarter.
NO : Zion Williamson had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Bucks 112 – Timberwolves 107
MIL : Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Damian Lillard added 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.
MIN : Good performances from Anthony Edwards (28 pts, 9 reb), Karl-Anthony Towns (22 pts, 14 reb) and Rudy Gobert (12 pts, 19 reb) in the defeat.

Hornets 84 – Warriors 97
CHA : Miles Bridges had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
GS : Stephen Curry had 15 points and five assists, which was enough to lead the Warriors to an 8th victory in nine games.

Nuggets 127 – Trail Blazers 112
THE : Triple of 29 points, 15 rebounds and 14 assists for Nikola Jokic and double of 34 points and 12 rebounds for Michael Porter Jr.
BY : Respective harvests of 25, 22 and 21 points from Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton and Anfernee Simons in a 7th straight loss for the Blazers.

2024-02-24 03:16:00
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