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Recap: Hawks , Raptors
Date: November 28, 2010 1:00 PM EDT
  

TORONTO (AP) -Josh Smith had his third career triple-double, Marvin Williams added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 96-78 Sunday.

Smith finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Hawks won their third straight game after losing seven of the previous nine. Joe Johnson and Al Horford scored 16 points apiece and Jamal Crawford had 10.

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Mike Bibby scored nine points and was the only Atlanta starter not to reach double figures.

Smith fed Johnson for a running layup with 4:30 left in the final quarter to complete his triple-double, putting the Hawks up 92-69, their biggest lead of the game.

The Hawks are 7-2 away from home, the best road record in the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta finished 8 for 18 from 3-point range, while the Raptors made just 1 of 12.

Toronto left to boos after being held to a season-low point total and losing its second straight after a season-high four-game winning streak ended Friday at Boston.

Andrea Bargnani, limited to a season-low 11 points Friday, led Toronto with 14 points, while DeMar DeRozan scored 13.

Horford scored eight points in the opening quarter as the Hawks took an early 27-23 lead. An alley-oop by Leandro Barbosa put Toronto up 38-36 with 6:40 left in the second, but Atlanta responded with an 11-2 run over the next three minutes, including five points from Johnson, and held a 52-46 edge at the half.

Atlanta blew it open in the third, outscoring Toronto 25-11 to take a 77-57 lead into the fourth. The Raptors didn't help themselves, making six turnovers and shooting a miserable 3 for 17.

Toronto's Joey Dorsey made his first career start in place of Reggie Evans, who left Friday's defeat with an injured right foot. He finished with nine points and six rebounds in 19 minutes.

NOTES: The Raptors said Evans has a broken bone in his right foot and will be sidelined indefinitely. Toronto is still exploring treatment options for Evans, the third-leading rebounder in the NBA. ... The Raptors were also without forward Peja Stojakovic (sore left knee). ... Toronto's previous low point total was 84, set Nov. 6 at Portland.

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