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Vince Carter passes Jerry West but Hawks still lose

Hawks veteran Vince Carter passed legendary Jerry West on the NBA’s all-time scoring list but his team lost to the Toronto Raptors 119-101 at State Farm Arena Thursday night.

With his sixth point of the game, Carter tied West for 21st with 25,192 points. He later passed West and finished with nine points in the game. 

Trae Young and Taurean Price each had 19 points for the Hawks, who wasted a 17-point lead.

The Hawks led 66-49 in the second quarter before Toronto used an 11-0 run to launch the comeback. Danny Green sank three free throws to cap the run.

The Raptors kept the momentum in the third quarter and led 88-85 entering the final period. Toronto opened the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run to extend its lead.

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Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 33 points and Fred VanVleet added a career-best 30 for the Raptors. Kyle Lowry had 13 points while making only 3 of 13 shots from the field. He had 13 assists.

Toronto was short-handed after trading four players in two deals before the trade deadline. The Raptors used only nine players and relied heavily on Siakam, who also had 13 rebounds, and VanVleet. All-Star Kawhi Leonard rested.

Toronto, which began the night two games behind Eastern Conference leader Milwaukee, acquired center Marc Gasol from Memphis before Thursday's trade deadline for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and Deion Wright.

The Raptors also traded center Greg Monroe to the Nets for cash considerations.

The Hawks are expected to release two players acquired in separate deals Thursday, Shelvin Mack and Jabari Bird. The Hawks traded Tyler Dorsey to Memphis for Mack and acquired Bird and cash from the Celtics. Bird hasn't played this season after

being charged with allegedly choking and threatening to kill his girlfriend in September. 

John Collins had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks.

The Hawks host the Hornets on Saturday night.

Hawks players pose for a photo after introductions prior to facing the Toronto Raptors at State Farm Arena. (Photo by (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)) (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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