Raptors extend streak to six with rout of Hawks
DeMar DeRozan leads all scorers with 21 points. AP

DEMAR DeRozan scored 21 points as the streaking Toronto Raptors won its sixth straight game in a 128-84 rout of the Atlanta Hawks at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).

DeRozan needed to make six field goals in the game to pass Vince Carter for the second most field goals in team history, a feat he accomplished in the second quarter en route to an eight for 16 performance from the field in 30 minutes of action.

Toronto outscored the Hawks in every quarter of the match, a back-to-back game for both teams.  The Raptors held a comfortable 62-47 halftime advantage and never relinquished the lead.

The home team opened the final period with a 14-3 run en route to a 42-14 finish.

Eight Raptors scored in double digits. Kyle Lowry had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Patrick Patterson added 17 markers off the bench. Terrence Ross had 15 and Pascal Siakam chippen in 14.

Playing without leading scorer Paul Millsap (sore left hip), the Hawks were led by Denis Schroder and Tim Hardaway Jr. who scored 15 points apiece. Dwight Howard added 10 points and 17 rebounds.  

The Hawks are on a five game losing streak. Atlanta has lost nine of its last 10 games after opening a 9-2 record to start the season. 

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