The Atlanta Hawks will wrap up the regular season portion of their home schedule Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors. Atlanta has gone 25-15 at home this season and still has something to play for as they try to hold off the Chicago Bulls for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta enters play on Tuesday with a half game advantage over the Bulls who defeated Orlando on Monday.
To keep pace the Hawks will have to sweep the season series from a Raptors team that is suddenly playing some good basketball. Toronto has won three straight games having twice defeated Chicago and dispatching the fourth place Nets on Sunday 93-87. DeMar DeRozan led the way in that game with 36 points while Rudy Gay added 26.
Atlanta continues to try and build momentum as they head to the postseason. The Hawks won the previous two meetings against Toronto this season and have taken nine of the last ten played at Philips Arena.
The start time for Tuesday's game has been moved back to 8 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on TNT along with SportSouth. TNT picked up the game after the NBA cancelled tonight's Pacers/Celtics game in the wake of the bombings that occurred in Boston on Monday.
1/30 - Hawks 93, Raptors 92 - Recap
3/27 - Hawks 107, Raptors 88 - Recap
Game date/time: Tuesday, April 16, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: TNT, SportSouth
Radio: 98.9 FM, NBA Audio League Pass, Sirius XM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband