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Young and the Hawks take on the Raptors

February 26, 2022 GMT

Toronto Raptors (32-26, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (28-31, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Atlanta; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hawks -2.5

BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young leads Atlanta into a matchup with Toronto. He ranks fifth in the NBA scoring 27.6 points per game.

The Hawks are 17-19 against conference opponents. Atlanta has a 14-24 record against opponents over .500.

The Raptors are 21-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 108.4 points per game and is shooting 44.3%.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Raptors won the last matchup 125-114 on Feb. 5, with Pascal Siakam scoring 33 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Young is scoring 27.6 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and 9.3 assists for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 47.4% over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

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Siakam is scoring 21.6 points per game with 8.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 20.9 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 44.3% over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 4-6, averaging 114.3 points, 44.4 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points per game.

Raptors: 7-3, averaging 112.9 points, 44.2 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 8.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points.

INJURIES: Hawks: John Collins: out (foot), De’Andre Hunter: day to day (illness), Lou Williams: out (hip).

Raptors: Fred VanVleet: day to day (knee), OG Anunoby: out (finger).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.