ATLANTA (ESPN.com news services) -- The Atlanta Hawks host the Toronto Raptors tonight and, if records are the measuring stick, it's the worst regular-season match-up in NBA history.
The Hawks are 2-12. The Raptors are 1-15. The combined 3-27 winning percentage is .100 and, according to ESPN Research, that is the lowest in league history (based on a minimum of 30 games played).
The Hawks try to snap a three-game losing streak. The Raptors are looking to snap a six-game skid and still are searching for their first road victory.
Sporting one of the league's youngest teams, Atlanta has gotten
off to a rough start this season with an offense averaging just
88.1 points per game -- among the league's worst.
The Hawks were outmatched in Wednesday's 96-74 loss to Miami.
Zaza Pachulia had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Al Harrington
added 16 and nine for Atlanta, which fell to 1-5 at home.
Toronto is the only team that has fewer wins than Atlanta,
managing just a victory over the Heat on Nov. 20. The
Raptors since have dropped their last six contests, including
Wednesday's 92-66 pounding at the hands of Memphis.
Chris Bosh had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Raptors, who
shot under 35 percent (25-of-72), committed 18 turnovers and
constantly were booed by their home fans.
Toronto has been plagued by a porous defense, which is
surrendering 104.3 points per game - the second-highest average
in the league.
The Raptors have won two straight against the Hawks and 12 of
the last 15 meetings.
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