After overcoming a massive 19-point deficit, the Toronto Raptors lose to an open buzzer-beater three from Hawk journeyman Tony Snell. While it is tempting to blame the loss on the lack of available players, this game was very much in reach for the Toronto Raptors. But in the final five minutes of the fourth, where the Hawks defence was turned up, the Raptors allowed a 12 – 0 run that ended up opening the avenue for an Atlanta comeback.

As disappointing as the end of this game was, there are a lot of great for the Toronto Raptors as a whole. In a battle for an Eastern Conference playoff spot, the Raptors showed that they could still compete with a deep Hawks team despite missing their star NBA players. Similarly, the emergence of Chris Boucher this year continues to generate optimism about the Toronto Raptors’ future. For more NBA news and Raptors coverage, follow us on Twitter @snkrbox_inc.

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