Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series starts 12/2

Game 1: Friday, December 2nd
Game 2: Wednesday, December 28th
Game 3: Tuesday, January 3rd
Game 4: Wednesday, March 1st

Raptors 102

(2-15, 1-7 away)

Hawks 101

(2-13, 1-6 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 2, 2005

    Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA

    1 2 3 4 T
    TOR 34 20 23 25102
    ATL 23 22 22 34101

    Top Performers

    Tor: C. Villanueva 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Atl: J. Johnson 34 Pts, 6 Reb, 10 Ast

    Raptors seek rare victory against struggling Hawks

    ATLANTA ( 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.

    Information from SportsTicker was used in this report