Hawks dive into a loss at home against the Raptors

After a long road trip, the Atlanta Hawks returned home to State Farm Arena on Thursday to face the Toronto Raptors.

What seemed to be a thrilling 1st quarter and thoughts of a win looming in the horizon with the Hawks leading by 12 points, tragically came to a traumatic 119-101 defeat that was hand delivered, signed and sealed by the Raptors.

The first half was dominated by John Collins, Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry,  Vince Carter, and Alex Len producing impressive 3’s to maintain the lead.

Late in the third quarter, the pace of the Hawks slowed down and Toronto took the lead.

History was made early in the fourth  when veteran Vince Carter soared for the jam and became the 25th of all-time in points scored in NBA history.

Carter has now passed the legend Jerry West on the on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Even with this accomplishment, the Hawks was unable to hold off the Raptors.

Both Taurean Prince and Trae Young led the team in scoring 19 points.

John Collins scored 12 pts 3 (r) and Dewayne Dedmon scored 10 pts 4 (r).

After the game we spoke with Coach Pierce.

We also spoke with Trae Young about the first and second half and also about the energy of the game.

The Hawks will be back at it when they face Charlotte Hornets Saturday at State Farm Arena. Tip-off starts at 7:30 pm EST.