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DeRozan scores 25, Raptors beat Hawks 106-90

TORONTO (AP) For three quarters, the Toronto Raptors looked listless against the Atlanta Hawks.

Finally, in the fourth, the Raptors turned in an effort worthy of the top team in the Eastern Conference.

DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 and the Raptors used a big fourth quarter to beat the Hawks 106-90 on Tuesday night, their fifth straight win.

C.J. Miles scored eight of his 14 points in the final quarter, and Delon Wright and Serge Ibaka each finished with 10 as the East leaders won for the 12th time in 13 games and completed their first season sweep of the Hawks since 2001-02.

Trailing 77-76 through three, Toronto outscored Atlanta 30-13 in the fourth. The Hawks shot 6 for 18 in the quarter and committed eight turnovers.

''If you don't play, hustle is going to beat talent,'' Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. ''It shouldn't take us three quarters to figure that out.''

DeRozan said the Raptors stepped up their aggressiveness in the final frame.

''Whenever we get a chance to get stops and just get out and play, we're at our best,'' DeRozan said. ''It took until the fourth quarter for us to bring that out.''

The Raptors are 27-5 at home, the best record in the NBA. Toronto improved to 4-16 when behind after three.

''For three quarters it was some of the most competitive, best basketball we've played on both ends,'' Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''We just kind of hit a wall in the fourth.''

Kent Bazemore and John Collins each scored 15 points and Dewayne Dedmon had 12 points and 10 rebounds, but the Hawks lost for the sixth time in eight games.

''The fourth quarter was kind of tough,'' guard Dennis Schroder said. ''They made shots and got a couple of stops.''

Atlanta is 5-26 on the road.

The Hawks trailed 88-85 after a basket by Collins with 6:43 remaining, but Wright sandwiched baskets around a long 3-pointer by Miles as the Raptors took a 95-85 lead with 4:15 to go. After an Atlanta timeout, Toronto's Jakob Poeltl scored back-to-back baskets to put the Raptors up 99-85.

''Second half he really played,'' Casey said of Poeltl.

TIP-INS

Hawks: Bazemore returned to the starting lineup after sitting out Sunday's win over Phoenix. ... The Hawks made 22 turnovers, leading to 25 points for Toronto. Atlanta's season high in turnovers is 24, set in a Nov. 11 loss at Washington.

Raptors: F OG Anunoby (sprained right ankle) missed his third straight game, with Malcolm Miller making his second start in Anunoby's place. ... Toronto signed F Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract. Hayes averaged 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 38 games with Westchester in the G League. ... DeRozan shot 12 for 14 at the free throw line.

SHARING SOME LOVE FOR LOVE

DeRozan, who recently opened up about his struggles with depression, said he was touched by an admission from Kevin Love in a piece on The Players' Tribune that the Cavaliers star had a panic attack during a game.

''It made me feel great,'' DeRozan said. ''That was my whole intent of me speaking out. I understand it's hard to step up and do a thing like that.''

TEED OFF

Kyle Lowry and DeRozan each picked up technical fouls in the final 35 seconds of the first half, with Lowry penalized for his angry outburst after being called for a foul on Atlanta's Mike Muscala. Lowry was later called for a flagrant foul in the third.

HOW SWEEP IT IS

Toronto has swept its season series with nine opponents. The Raptors are 4-0 against Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago, and 2-0 against the Lakers, Memphis, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, and Sacramento.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Visit Indiana on Friday.

Raptors: Visit Detroit on Wednesday. Toronto has won four straight meetings.

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Key Players
D. Schroder
17 PG
D. DeRozan
10 SG
34.1 Min. Per Game 34.1
23.7 Pts. Per Game 23.7
5.2 Ast. Per Game 5.2
3.9 Reb. Per Game 3.9
43.4 Field Goal % 46.3
43.6 Three Point % 46.2
86.9 Free Throw % 82.6
  Bad pass turnover on Josh Magette, stolen by Fred VanVleet 0:19
  Lost ball turnover on Norman Powell, stolen by Josh Magette 0:23
+ 2 DeWayne Dedmon made dunk 0:41
  Offensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon 0:41
  Isaiah Taylor missed floating jump shot 0:42
+ 1 Norman Powell made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:55
+ 1 Norman Powell made 1st of 2 free throws 0:55
  Shooting foul on Tyler Dorsey 0:55
+ 1 Miles Plumlee made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:05
  Team rebound 1:05
  Miles Plumlee missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:05
Team Stats
Points 90 106
Field Goals 34-80 (42.5%) 34-88 (38.6%)
3-Pointers 6-21 (28.6%) 10-36 (27.8%)
Free Throws 16-21 (76.2%) 28-33 (84.8%)
Total Rebounds 57 53
Offensive 12 17
Defensive 32 28
Team 13 8
Assists 22 25
Steals 8 12
Blocks 6 8
Turnovers 21 12
Fouls 25 22
Technicals 0 2
12 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
25 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Hawks 20-45 2823261390
home team logo Raptors 46-17 27232630106
Team Stats
away team logo Hawks 20-45 107.9 PPG 43.8 RPG 24.8 APG
home team logo Raptors 46-17 115.8 PPG 45.5 RPG 25.3 APG
Key Players
K. Bazemore SG 12.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 2.5 APG 44.3 FG%
D. DeRozan SG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Bazemore SG 14 PTS 1 REB 5 AST
D. DeRozan SG 25 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
42.5 FG% 38.6
28.6 3PT FG% 27.8
76.2 FT% 84.8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Bazemore 28 14 1 5 2 0 4 3 6/8 2/3 0/0 0 1 23 -4
J. Collins 28 14 3 3 1 0 2 3 6/12 0/1 2/2 1 2 22 -6
D. Dedmon 26 12 10 2 1 3 1 5 4/6 0/2 4/4 3 7 29 +7
D. Schroder 27 11 3 3 1 0 4 1 4/13 2/3 1/2 0 3 17 -10
T. Waller-Prince 29 9 8 3 1 2 2 0 3/6 2/5 1/2 0 8 24 -2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Bazemore 28 14 1 5 2 0 4 3 6/8 2/3 0/0 0 1 23 -4
J. Collins 28 14 3 3 1 0 2 3 6/12 0/1 2/2 1 2 22 -6
D. Dedmon 26 12 10 2 1 3 1 5 4/6 0/2 4/4 3 7 29 +7
D. Schroder 27 11 3 3 1 0 4 1 4/13 2/3 1/2 0 3 17 -10
T. Waller-Prince 29 9 8 3 1 2 2 0 3/6 2/5 1/2 0 8 24 -2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Dorsey 25 10 3 1 0 0 3 6 4/13 0/4 2/3 0 3 12 -21
M. Plumlee 14 9 9 0 0 1 1 4 4/9 0/0 1/2 6 3 18 -14
M. Muscala 18 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0/2 0/1 5/6 0 1 7 -13
J. Morris 19 4 5 2 0 0 2 1 2/4 0/1 0/0 1 4 11 -13
I. Taylor 18 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 1/7 0/1 0/0 1 0 6 -5
J. Magette 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 +1
M. Delaney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Cleveland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 90 44 22 8 6 21 25 34/80 6/21 16/21 12 32 171 -80
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 28 25 3 4 1 0 4 4 6/12 1/2 12/14 1 2 33 +18
J. Valanciunas 25 15 7 2 0 2 2 2 4/11 0/2 7/8 2 5 26 -4
S. Ibaka 25 10 6 1 0 0 0 1 2/10 2/7 4/4 1 5 18 0
M. Miller 14 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 1/3 1/3 2/2 1 1 8 -4
K. Lowry 22 4 2 7 1 0 0 4 2/6 0/4 0/0 2 0 21 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 28 25 3 4 1 0 4 4 6/12 1/2 12/14 1 2 33 +18
J. Valanciunas 25 15 7 2 0 2 2 2 4/11 0/2 7/8 2 5 26 -4
S. Ibaka 25 10 6 1 0 0 0 1 2/10 2/7 4/4 1 5 18 0
M. Miller 14 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 1/3 1/3 2/2 1 1 8 -4
K. Lowry 22 4 2 7 1 0 0 4 2/6 0/4 0/0 2 0 21 +5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Miles 27 14 7 1 0 0 1 3 5/11 4/9 0/1 1 6 22 +22
D. Wright 18 10 3 1 3 1 2 0 5/10 0/2 0/0 2 1 17 0
P. Siakam 18 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 4/7 0/1 0/0 0 2 11 +10
J. Poeltl 20 6 9 1 2 3 1 2 3/8 0/0 0/0 6 3 21 +21
N. Powell 7 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 1/3 1/2 2/2 1 0 6 +6
F. VanVleet 29 4 3 7 3 2 0 2 1/7 1/4 1/2 0 3 26 +8
L. Nogueira 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -1
A. McKinnie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -1
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Hayes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Anunoby - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 106 45 25 12 8 12 22 34/88 10/36 28/33 17 28 209 +80