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Hawks drop fifth straight heading into All-Star Break

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The All-Star Break couldn't come soon enough for Atlanta, as the Hawks dropped their fifth straight game in getting routed by the Raptors in Toronto, 104-83.

The Raptors were led by DeMar DeRozan, who tallied a game-high 31 points. Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 13 assists for Toronto, as the Raptors forced 16 turnovers while committing only eight en route to the victory.

Gustavo Ayon led the Hawks with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Paul Millsap finished with 17 points, The Hawks shot a measly 38.5% percent in the loss. While the Raptors only made 40% of their shots, they were able to attempt sixteen more shots on account of having a dominant edge on the offensive glass.

The loss was Atlanta's fifth in a row, and dropped them to below .500 on the year. At 25-26, the Hawks have been struggling mightily as of late, failing to break 85 points in four of the five losses.

After the All-Star Break, the Hawks will hit the ground running with four games in five days. all against Eastern Conference foes. They will need to rest up as much as they can and hope some players can come back from injury (such as Per Antic, who is hopeful to return after the break.


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