Wednesday, December 28, 2005
[actual post Thu ~1:26a]
The Atlanta Hawks allowed only 18 points in the second quarter, but allowed 35, 26, and 29 in the other three quarters en route to a 108-102 loss in Toronto. To make matters worse, the Hawks had an 89-81 lead in the early stages of the fourth quarter before the Raptors reeled off a 12-2 run to tie the game at 91. Toronto got a lead it wouldn't relinquish with 2:47 to go. Atlanta shot 56.3% in the game, but turned the ball over 20 times, leading to 29 Toronto points. That'll do it.
Bremerton High 2004 graduate Marvin Williams scored four points on 2-for-3 shooting in 22 minutes off the bench. He grabbed five rebounds and recorded a steal and a block. He was whistled for one foul and couldn't avoid the turnover train, though he only hopped aboard once. Joe Johnson alone had six turnovers.
The Hawks travel to New Jersey on Friday night.