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Ibaka's basket lifts Raptors past Hawks 104-101

TORONTO (AP) Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry shared the court for the first time in almost a month for Toronto, yet it was Serge Ibaka who scored the biggest basket of the game for the Raptors

Ibaka scored the winning points on a dunk with 17 seconds remaining and the Raptors won their sixth straight home game, 104-101 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

''We pulled one out,'' Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. ''We were trying to get away from them and never really could.''

Leonard scored 31 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Lowry scored 16 points as the Raptors earned their sixth consecutive win over the Hawks.

OG Anunoby scored 14 points and Ibaka had 13.

Lowry and Leonard played together for the first time since a Dec. 9 home loss to Milwaukee. Toronto has not lost at home since. Lowry had missed 10 of the past 14 games because of hip and back injuries, returning Sunday against Indiana. Leonard missed that game to rest.

Toronto is 16-6 when Lowry and Leonard both play.

John Collins had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Jeremy Lin scored 20 points and Trae Young added 19 for the Hawks, who have lost four of five. Atlanta made a season-worst 27 turnovers, leading to 34 Toronto points.

''If we keep it under 20, the result is a little different,'' Atlanta's Vince Carter said.

Neither team led by more than five in a tight fourth quarter. Atlanta's Dewayne Dedmon made a pair of foul shots at 2:15 to put the Hawks up 101-98, but Toronto finished the game with a 6-0 run.

Anonuboy's layup with 1:57 remaining cut the gap to one and, after a steal by Leonard, Ibaka's dunk with 17 seconds to go put Toronto up 102-101.

Following a timeout, Young drove against Leonard but missed his shot. Ibaka grabbed the rebound that led to a fast break dunk for Anunoby with less than a second to go.

''You had a rookie going up against probably the best defensive player in the league,'' Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. ''He just kind of fell for the bait.''

Carter, a former star with the Raptors, launched a long 3-point try at the buzzer but came up empty.

''Tip your hats to the Hawks,'' Lowry said. ''Those guys, they're playing extremely hard.''

The banged-up Hawks were without guard Kevin Huerter (back). Guard Kent Bazemore missed his fifth straight game because of a sprained right ankle, while center Miles Plumlee sat for the third straight game because of a sore left ankle. Forward Taurean Prince has not played since Dec. 3 because of a sprained left ankle.

''I'm personally not a big fan of the moral victories, but with a lot of guys down, guys stepped up and played hard,'' Carter said.

A former slam dunk champion whose career began in Toronto, Carter received a brief standing ovation when he checked in for the first time at 5:13 of the first quarter. He scored six points in 13 minutes.

''The joy of stepping into this arena each and every year is something I always look forward to,'' Carter said.

Making his first start of the season in place of Huerter, Lin made all four of his shots and scored 10 points in the first as Atlanta led 31-28 after one.

After shooting 0 for 6 from 3-point range in the first, the Raptors shot 6 for 10 from long range in the second. Atlanta led 57-56 at halftime.

Leonard and Lowry each scored eight points in the third and Toronto took an 80-77 lead into the fourth.

TIP-INS

Hawks: Atlanta scored 12 points off six Toronto turnovers in the first quarter. ... Carter's mother attended the game.

Raptors: G Danny Green (rest) did not play. Fred VanVleet started in his place. It was Toronto's 14th different starting lineup of the season. Twelve different players have started at least once. ... F C.J. Miles (right hip) was active, but did not play. ... C Jonas Valanciunas has had the splint removed from his dislocated left thumb. Valanciunas was injured Dec. 12 at Golden State. ... Toronto waived G Lorenzo Brown on Monday. G Jordan Loyd was active. Loyd played a G-League game at Philadelphia earlier in the day.

ON A ROLL

Leonard scored at least 20 points for the 17th consecutive game, extending his career-best streak.

STEALING THE SCENE

Leonard's six steals were a season-high, while Lowry matched his season-high with four. In doing so, Lowry became the first player to top 700 with Toronto.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Visit Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

Raptors: Host Brooklyn on Friday night.

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Key Players
J. Collins
20 PF
K. Leonard
2 SF
34.8 Min. Per Game 34.8
27.2 Pts. Per Game 27.2
3.0 Ast. Per Game 3.0
7.9 Reb. Per Game 7.9
58.3 Field Goal % 50.2
58.1 Three Point % 49.9
70.5 Free Throw % 84.8
  TOR team rebound 0:01
  Vince Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:01
+ 2 OG Anunoby made dunk, assist by Kyle Lowry 0:01
  Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka 0:03
  Trae Young missed hook shot 0:05
+ 2 Serge Ibaka made dunk, assist by Kyle Lowry 0:17
  Lost ball turnover on DeAndre' Bembry, stolen by Kawhi Leonard 0:24
  Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon 0:44
  Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:47
  Bad pass turnover on Jeremy Lin, stolen by Serge Ibaka 1:05
  Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon 1:25
Team Stats
Points 101 104
Field Goals 40-87 (46.0%) 37-80 (46.3%)
3-Pointers 10-27 (37.0%) 10-32 (31.3%)
Free Throws 11-16 (68.8%) 20-27 (74.1%)
Total Rebounds 55 47
Offensive 13 6
Defensive 37 33
Team 5 8
Assists 22 26
Steals 12 18
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 26 18
Fouls 22 20
Technicals 0 2
20 PTS, 4 REB, 9 AST
31 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Hawks 12-28 31262024101
home team logo Raptors 31-12 28282424104
Team Stats
away team logo Hawks 12-28 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Raptors 31-12 106.6 PPG 42.3 RPG 22.5 APG
Key Players
J. Collins PF 19.5 PPG 9.8 RPG 2.0 APG 56.0 FG%
K. Leonard SF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Collins PF 21 PTS 14 REB 2 AST
K. Leonard SF 31 PTS 4 REB 6 AST
46.0 FG% 46.3
37.0 3PT FG% 31.3
68.8 FT% 74.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Collins 21 14 2 8/11 3/3 2/3 4 34 1 0 4 5 9 +2 36
J. Lin 20 4 9 8/10 0/1 4/6 1 34 0 0 4 0 4 -5 38
T. Young 19 5 4 8/20 1/5 2/3 1 30 2 0 3 2 3 +3 31
D. Dedmon 12 9 1 5/15 0/4 2/2 2 25 0 0 3 3 6 +6 20
D. Bembry 11 6 5 5/13 1/3 0/0 2 36 5 0 7 1 5 0 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Collins 21 14 2 8/11 3/3 2/3 4 34 1 0 4 5 9 +2 36
J. Lin 20 4 9 8/10 0/1 4/6 1 34 0 0 4 0 4 -5 38
T. Young 19 5 4 8/20 1/5 2/3 1 30 2 0 3 2 3 +3 31
D. Dedmon 12 9 1 5/15 0/4 2/2 2 25 0 0 3 3 6 +6 20
D. Bembry 11 6 5 5/13 1/3 0/0 2 36 5 0 7 1 5 0 25
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
V. Carter 6 1 0 2/6 2/5 0/0 4 13 1 0 3 0 1 -7 5
T. Dorsey 6 3 0 2/4 2/3 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 1 2 +5 9
D. Hamilton 6 1 1 2/3 1/1 1/2 3 14 3 0 1 0 1 -18 11
J. Anderson 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 11 0 1 1 0 1 +6 1
A. Len 0 6 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 22 0 1 0 1 5 -7 7
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Bazemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Waller-Prince - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Huerter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Spellman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 101 50 22 40/87 10/27 11/16 22 234 12 2 26 13 37 -15 183
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Leonard 31 4 6 11/18 3/6 6/7 2 34 6 1 1 1 3 +10 53
K. Lowry 16 2 6 5/12 3/9 3/4 2 32 4 1 3 0 2 -4 32
S. Ibaka 13 6 0 5/12 1/4 2/2 1 32 2 2 3 1 5 +17 20
P. Siakam 13 10 3 6/13 0/3 1/4 5 34 1 1 4 1 9 +5 27
F. VanVleet 9 5 4 1/6 1/4 6/6 3 34 2 0 4 0 5 +2 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Leonard 31 4 6 11/18 3/6 6/7 2 34 6 1 1 1 3 +10 53
K. Lowry 16 2 6 5/12 3/9 3/4 2 32 4 1 3 0 2 -4 32
S. Ibaka 13 6 0 5/12 1/4 2/2 1 32 2 2 3 1 5 +17 20
P. Siakam 13 10 3 6/13 0/3 1/4 5 34 1 1 4 1 9 +5 27
F. VanVleet 9 5 4 1/6 1/4 6/6 3 34 2 0 4 0 5 +2 20
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
O. Anunoby 14 2 1 5/6 2/2 2/2 3 28 2 0 1 1 1 +6 19
D. Wright 4 1 5 2/3 0/1 0/0 2 15 1 1 0 0 1 +5 17
G. Monroe 2 6 0 1/3 0/0 0/2 2 10 0 0 2 2 4 -9 6
N. Powell 2 3 1 1/7 0/3 0/0 0 17 0 1 0 0 3 -17 8
D. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Valanciunas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Loyd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 104 39 26 37/80 10/32 20/27 20 236 18 7 18 6 33 +15 202