Toronto (19-39) at Atlanta (24-38)

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Temp: 75° F
  • Game info: 7:00 pm EST Sat Mar 8, 2003
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ATLANTA (TICKER) —The Atlanta Hawks hope to match their season-high three-game winning streak when they open a four-game homestand against the Toronto Raptors at Philips Arena on Saturday.

The Hawks have won three straight games on three prior occasions this season, most recently from January 29-February 2.

On Wednesday, Atlanta posted a 111-105 victory at Cleveland.

Jason Terry, who played all 48 minutes, collected 24 points and a career-high 14 assists and Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Glenn Robinson added 23 points apiece in the win.

The Hawks are 5-1 in their last six home games.

Toronto has lost three of its last five contests, including a 97-95 setback to Houston on Wednesday.

Vince Carter scored 21 points but missed a layup with 10 seconds left. Antonio Davis added 19 points, Voshon Lenard 15 and Jerome Williams 14 and 10 rebounds in the defeat.

The Raptors are 2-9 this season on the road against Central Division opponents.

The teams split their first two meetings this season, with Atlanta winning here on November 18, 117-92. Despite that victory, the Hawks have lost seven of their last eight matchups against the Raptors.

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