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Valanciunas posts double-double, Raptors crush Hawks 108-93

ATLANTA (AP) Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the rested Toronto Raptors used strong 3-point shooting to beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-93 on Wednesday night.

Playing in their first game since Saturday's loss at Minnesota, Toronto made 14 3-pointers, including eight in the first half. The Raptors improved to 25-6 when making at least 10 3s this season.

Fred VanVleet added 19 points off the bench and All-Star starter DeMar DeRozan had 14 as Toronto moved to 3-0 against Atlanta this season. The Raptors won the first two games of the season series by an average of 23.5 points and were even more dominant in the third of four matchups between the teams.

Dennis Schroder led Atlanta with 20 points. John Collins had 13 points and career-high 16 rebounds, and Kent Bazemore also had 13 points.

The Raptors had good reason to feel comfortable. They arrived in Atlanta on Sunday and conducted two practices which coach Dwane Casey described before the game as ''excellent.''

Still, Casey wasn't sure what to expect following the unusually long rest.

''It's an unknown,'' Casey said before the game. ''Hopefully it's good, the break is good, but sometimes rust is something else, too, when you get out of game rhythm.''

The Raptors, who entered 1 1/2 games behind Boston in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, showed no rust. Toronto was never threatened after it stretched its lead to 17-6 with an 11-0 run, capped by Serge Ibaka's 3-pointer, in the first quarter.

Every Toronto starter was held under 30 minutes as Casey made good use of his bench.

Officials ruled no flagrant foul after Schroder had contact with Kyle Lowry in the third quarter, knocking Lowry to the floor.

TIP-INS

Raptors: Valanciunas reached double-double status with his rebound and jam midway through the third period. ... VanVleet finished three points shy of his career high of 22 points against Cleveland on Jan. 11. ... The Raptors coasted despite their two All-Stars, DeRozan and Lowry, combining to make only 7 of 22 shots. Lowry had nine points while making 3 of 10 shots.

Hawks: F DeAndre Bembry is expected to miss another one to three weeks after an MRI revealed a left adductor strain. He suffered the groin strain on Jan. 5. ... Collins will represent the U.S. team in the Rising Stars game as part of All-Star weekend on Feb. 9 in Los Angeles. Collins is averaging 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds and has made 59 percent of his shots from the field. ... Schroder matched his career high with eight rebounds.

FREE SANDWICH

The biggest cheer of the night from the home fans came in the final minute. The Hawks offered every fan a free Chick-fil-A sandwich if a visiting player missed two straight free throws. Lucas Nogueira delivered with two misses for Toronto, earning an unexpected ovation.

UP NEXT

Raptors: Host Utah on Friday night.

Hawks: Visit Charlotte on Friday night.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Lost ball turnover on John Collins, stolen by Fred VanVleet 0:17
  Offensive rebound by John Collins 0:18
  John Collins missed dunk 0:19
  Offensive rebound by John Collins 0:19
  Tyler Dorsey missed driving layup 0:23
  Defensive rebound by John Collins 0:24
  Lucas Nogueira missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:34
  Lucas Nogueira missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:34
  Team rebound 0:34
  Shooting foul on Mike Muscala 0:34
+ 3 Tyler Dorsey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaiah Taylor 0:48
Team Stats
Points 108 93
Field Goals 39-89 (43.8%) 37-94 (39.4%)
3-Pointers 14-36 (38.9%) 7-21 (33.3%)
Free Throws 16-25 (64.0%) 12-17 (70.6%)
Total Rebounds 66 55
Offensive 12 12
Defensive 40 35
Team 14 8
Assists 25 19
Steals 10 8
Blocks 12 9
Turnovers 17 16
Fouls 22 21
Technicals 0 1
19 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
13 PTS, 16 REB
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away team logo Raptors 32-14 28302723108
home team logo Hawks 14-33 1624252893
Team Stats
away team logo Raptors 32-14 107.3 PPG 40.1 RPG 21.8 APG
home team logo Hawks 14-33 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
F. VanVleet PG 8.6 PPG 2.4 RPG 3.2 APG 42.6 FG%
D. Schroder PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
F. VanVleet PG 19 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
D. Schroder PG 20 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
43.8 FG% 39.4
38.9 3PT FG% 33.3
64.0 FT% 70.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Valanciunas 24 16 13 3 1 3 1 3 7/14 0/1 2/3 4 9 38 +19
D. DeRozan 26 14 3 4 1 0 3 1 4/12 1/2 5/6 1 2 23 +11
S. Ibaka 24 12 3 2 1 1 1 4 4/9 2/4 2/2 1 2 20 +17
O. Anunoby 23 10 5 1 0 1 0 1 4/5 2/3 0/0 1 4 18 +8
K. Lowry 27 9 5 4 1 1 4 1 3/10 3/9 0/1 1 4 20 +16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Valanciunas 24 16 13 3 1 3 1 3 7/14 0/1 2/3 4 9 38 +19
D. DeRozan 26 14 3 4 1 0 3 1 4/12 1/2 5/6 1 2 23 +11
S. Ibaka 24 12 3 2 1 1 1 4 4/9 2/4 2/2 1 2 20 +17
O. Anunoby 23 10 5 1 0 1 0 1 4/5 2/3 0/0 1 4 18 +8
K. Lowry 27 9 5 4 1 1 4 1 3/10 3/9 0/1 1 4 20 +16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
F. VanVleet 18 19 7 5 2 3 0 2 6/9 4/6 3/3 1 6 41 +13
C. Miles 15 9 0 1 0 0 0 3 3/8 2/4 1/2 0 0 11 +8
J. Poeltl 17 6 5 0 1 2 3 3 3/7 0/0 0/0 2 3 11 +11
P. Siakam 20 6 4 1 1 1 1 2 3/5 0/2 0/2 1 3 13 +6
D. Wright 18 5 4 2 1 0 1 0 1/4 0/1 3/4 0 4 13 +2
A. McKinnie 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 -13
L. Nogueira 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/2 0 1 1 -15
N. Powell 11 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 5 -8
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Caboclo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 108 52 25 10 12 17 22 39/89 14/36 16/25 12 40 215 +75
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 27 20 8 2 2 0 4 5 8/19 2/4 2/2 3 5 30 -18
K. Bazemore 26 13 3 3 0 1 1 2 5/11 0/2 3/3 1 2 22 -16
M. Plumlee 19 6 5 3 0 3 0 1 2/4 0/0 2/4 2 3 20 -3
T. Waller-Prince 13 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 2 2 -7
E. Ilyasova 19 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0/4 0/1 0/0 1 2 2 -20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 27 20 8 2 2 0 4 5 8/19 2/4 2/2 3 5 30 -18
K. Bazemore 26 13 3 3 0 1 1 2 5/11 0/2 3/3 1 2 22 -16
M. Plumlee 19 6 5 3 0 3 0 1 2/4 0/0 2/4 2 3 20 -3
T. Waller-Prince 13 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 2 2 -7
E. Ilyasova 19 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0/4 0/1 0/0 1 2 2 -20
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Collins 26 13 16 0 0 4 1 3 5/13 0/1 3/4 3 13 32 +15
L. Babbitt 16 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 3/6 3/6 0/0 0 2 14 +8
M. Belinelli 22 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 3/9 0/4 2/2 0 1 12 -16
I. Taylor 10 6 0 3 1 0 0 1 3/5 0/0 0/2 0 0 13 +16
T. Dorsey 13 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 2/6 1/1 0/0 0 3 9 -8
M. Delaney 13 4 3 4 0 0 6 0 2/8 0/1 0/0 1 2 9 -4
D. Dedmon 18 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 0 7 -18
M. Muscala 12 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 0 7 -4
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 93 47 19 8 9 16 21 37/94 7/21 12/17 12 35 179 -75