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Raptors Vs. Hawks Score: Atlanta Clinging To 73-71 Lead After Three

The Atlanta Hawks have gotten good games from Josh Smith and Joe Johnson but the Toronto Raptors aren't going anywhere with the Hawks clinging to a 73-71 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Josh Smith has 20 points and 11 rebounds through three quarters of play to lead the Hawks. Joe Johnson also has 20 points and a team-high six assists. Atlanta didn't get much from anybody else in the third quarter. Jeff Teague scored all nine of his points in the first half and Marvin Williams has just five points on the afternoon.

Leandro Barbosa has led the Raptors' charge with 19 points off the bench. Jose Calderon has 13 points and nine assists while Rasual Butler is also in double figures with 10.

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