Game preview: East-leading Raptors play host to Hawks


When/where: 7 p.m. today, Air Canada Centre 

TV: Fox Sports Southeast 

Stream: Fox Sports Go 

Radio: 92.9 The Game 

Injuries: Hawks—DeAndre Bembry (abdominal), Antonius Cleveland (ankle) and Malcolm Delaney (ankle) are out. 

Raptors—OG Anunoby (ankle) is out. 

What to watch for: After defeating the Suns on Sunday, the Hawks (20-44) will try to win consecutive games for just the fourth time this season. The Hawks will face Toronto without reserve guard Delaney, who was injured during the Suns game. The Hawks recalled guards Josh Magette and Andrew White from G-League Erie. 

Hawks starting guard Kent Bazemore didn’t play against the Suns for maintenance reasons, coach Mike Budenholzer said. Starting point guard Dennis Schroder went to the bench late in the third quarter and didn’t return. No word on if the Hawks will send out their regular starting lineup or play their normal rotation against the Raptors. 

The Raptors (45-17) have won 11 of their past 12 games and lead the Eastern Conference standings. Toronto has won four games in a row since losing to the Bucks in overtime in its first game following the All-Star break. 

The Raptors won the first three meetings against the Hawks by an average margin of 21 points and are favored by 12½ points in the series finale.


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