A recap of the Hawks’ 105-97 loss to the Raptors Wednesday:
* The Hawks had four double-digit scorers (only one starter) with Jeff Teague (18), Tim Hardaway Jr. (15), Dennis Schroder (13) and Mike Scott (12).
* The Raptors had five double-digit scorers (four starters) with DeRozan (26), Jonas Valanciunas (19), Kyle Lowry (17), Terrence Ross (13) and Norman Powell (10).
* Lowry also had 11 assists.
* Hawks starters were 4 of 13 and Hawks reserves were 10 of 20 from 3-point range.
* Raptors were 22 of 28 from the free-throw line and the Hawks were 9 of 13.
* Kris Humphries was called for a Flagrant Foul I on DeRozan in the first quarter.
* The Hawks were 12-4 in March.
* The Hawks had their season-high streak of nine straight games with at least 100 points snapped.
* The Hawks had 18 turnovers, six in the first quarter.
* Paul Millsap recorded his 1,000th career steal.
Points each for both Al Horford and Millsap
Quote of the game
“There is a lot of room for improvement the next time we get to play them.” – Horford
Credit a group of reserves for a 30-point fourth quarter. That was the offensive highlight. The Hawks starters were a combined 19 of 46 and Teague had eight of the field goals. There were too many turnovers. The Raptors were successful in disrupting the Hawks’ ball-movement offense.
The Hawks’ key to the game was keeping DeRozan and Lowry off the free-throw and 3-point line. They did not succeed. The two guards were 12 of 14 from the line and 5 of 8 from long range. When concentrating on the two all-stars, Valaciunas answered with a big game inside.