Wednesday March 27, 2013
TORONTO (AP) -- Al Horford scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Teague had 24 points and 13 assists and the Atlanta Hawks clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season, beating the Toronto Raptors 107-88 on Wednesday night.
Josh Smith added 19 points for the Hawks, who used a 16-0 run midway through the fourth to win for the 13th time in the last 15 meetings with the Raptors.
Horford reached double digits for the 31st consecutive game, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 33 straight games in 2009-10.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 19 points, DeMar DeRozan had 14, Terrence Ross had 13 and Alan Anderson 12 for the Raptors, who have lost four straight and 11 of 14.
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