Toronto:Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll, Luis Scola, Bismack Biyombo
Atlanta: Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap, Al Horford
Key matchup:KyleLowry vs. Jeff Teague.
The Toronto Raptors are looking for their 12th win of the season when they visit the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Philips Arena. It is the first of four meetings between the two teams this season.
The Toronto Raptors look for a nice road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.2 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.7 points and 6.2 assists. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 40.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed less than 100 points in six of their last nine games. The Toronto Raptors have split their last 10 road games.
The Atlanta Hawks could also use a nice victory after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.6 points and 9.6 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 17.1 points and 6.2 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing 2.3 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are getting 72.7 points from their starting lineup and have won five straight when topping 100 points. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last seven home games. Tiago Splitter is questionable with a hip injury.
The Raptors swept all four games against the Hawks last season with an average winning margin of 15.5. DeRozan plays particularly well against Atlanta, averaging 25.6 points on 52.2 percent shooting in the past nine matchups.