National Basketball Association
Toronto 106, Atlanta 100
When: 7:30 PM ET, Monday, January 31, 2022
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
#27 Mitchell Ervin, #43 Matt Myers, #30 John Goble
Gary Trent Jr. scored 31 points, including a career-best nine 3-pointers, to lead the visiting Toronto Raptors to a 106-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks Monday night, ending the Hawks' winning streak at seven games.
It was a career-best fourth straight game of 30-plus points for Trent, who was 10-for-22 from the field and 9-for-15 on 3s. He also had six rebounds.
Atlanta trailed by nine in the fourth quarter, but pulled within a point twice in the final two minutes on 3-point baskets by Bogdan Bogdanovic. Trent answered the first time with a 3 and OG Anunoby hit another late in the shot clock with 20.1 seconds left.
The Raptors also got 25 points and six rebounds from Pascal Siakam, 16 points and 11 assists from Fred VanVleet and 15 points from Anunoby.
The Hawks were playing without All-Star guard Trae Young, who was out with a shoulder contusion suffered on Sunday during a collision with the Los Angeles Lakers' Carmelo Anthony.
Kevin Huerter took up much of the slack by scoring 26 points, including five 3-pointers. Atlanta got 18 points from Bogdanovic and 17 points from De'Andre Hunter.
The Hawks closed the first half on a 12-2 run to open a 57-48 halftime lead. Huerter did not miss a shot in first half, going 6-for-6 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line for 16 points, 13 in the second quarter.
Toronto opened the second half on a 15-4 run and took a 63-61 lead on a three-point play from Scottie Barnes with 6:28 to play in the quarter. Trent scored 17 in the third quarter and helped the Raptors open an 80-72 lead into the final quarter.
Toronto returns home Tuesday to play Miami, the start of a three-game homestand. Atlanta is off until Thursday when it hosts the Phoenix Suns.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Gary Trent Jr. 31
Kevin Huerter 26
Fred VanVleet 11
Delon Wright 7
Chris Boucher 7
Onyeka Okongwu 9
Pascal Siakam 6
||Free Throws Made
Danilo Gallinari 4
Dalano Banton 2
Delon Wright 3
Scottie Barnes 3
John Collins 2
Team Stats Summary
Atlanta will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Hawks have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .400 after a loss.
Toronto will play their next game at home against Miami. The Raptors have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .565 after a loss.