Young leads Atlanta against Toronto after 43-point showing
Atlanta Hawks (25-26, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (27-23, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Toronto; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Raptors -1.5; over/under is 214.5
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta plays the Toronto Raptors after Trae Young scored 43 points in the Hawks’ 124-115 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
The Raptors are 19-14 in Eastern Conference games. Toronto is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 107.9 points while shooting 43.8% from the field.
The Hawks are 14-16 in Eastern Conference play. Atlanta is 5-2 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Raptors won 106-100 in the last matchup on Feb. 1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Fred VanVleet is averaging 21.5 points, 7.1 assists and 1.7 steals for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 5.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Toronto.
Young averages 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Hawks, scoring 28.1 points while shooting 38.1% from beyond the arc. John Collins is shooting 53.6% and averaging 14.4 points over the past 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 6-4, averaging 110.8 points, 44.5 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 10.0 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.5 points per game.
Hawks: 8-2, averaging 116.8 points, 42.0 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.0 points.
INJURIES: Raptors: Goran Dragic: out (personal).
Hawks: Lou Williams: out (back).