Raptors Hammer Hawks

Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 33 points, Fred VanVleet added a career-best 30 and the Raptors rallied after trailing by 17 points in the first half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-101.

The Raptors were short-handed after trading four players in two deals before the NBA trade deadline.

They used only nine players and relied heavily on Siakam, who also had 13 rebounds, and VanVleet with All-Star Kawhi Leonard resting.

Toronto, which began the night two games behind Eastern Conference leader Milwaukee, acquired centre Marc Gasol from Memphis before Thursday's trade deadline for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and Deion Wright.

The Raptors also traded centre Greg Monroe to the Nets for cash considerations.