Raptors look to rebound against Hawks

Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI AGENCY)

Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI AGENCY)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:51 PM ET

For the Raptors, there’s no point in looking back when so much remains in front of them, opportunities that can’t be squandered.

Whatever residual effects lingered from Friday’s double-overtime heartache at the hands of Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder, they were quickly discarded when the Raptors regrouped on Saturday.

At least that’s the hope.

As punishing as the NBA season is to the physical and mental makeup of players, vindication can be found just around the corner, games coming fast and furious.

Sunday presents such a moment for the Raptors, who play host to Atlanta.

There’s no elite superstar in the mould of a Durant to contend with, no legitimate closer who can rise above any defence to produce a game-winning play and no reason why the Raptors can’t get back to their winning ways against an opponent that knocked off Toronto last week in overtime.


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