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Raptors dominate Hawks 105-80 in matchup of East’s leaders

ATLANTA (AP) — The Toronto Raptors proved they’re a team to watch in the Eastern Conference.

They also showed once again they can beat the Atlanta Hawks — and in convincing fashion.

The matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top teams turned into rout as Toronto opened the second half of the season with a surprisingly lopsided 105-80 win over the Hawks on Friday night.

Lou Williams had 26 points while making seven of 10 3-pointers and DeMar DeRozan had 21 points for Toronto. The Raptors outscored the Hawks 28-13 in the third quarter to turn a close game into a 23-point lead.

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