Slow start costs Raptors in Atlanta

Hawks' Al Horford defends as Raptors' Rudy Gay drives to the basket on Friday night in Atlanta. Gay...

Hawks' Al Horford defends as Raptors' Rudy Gay drives to the basket on Friday night in Atlanta. Gay finished the night with 14 points. (REUTERS)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:19 AM ET

ATLANTA - Unlike their MLSE brethren Maple Leafs, the Raptors’ run of overcoming a bad start couldn’t get past one game.

Coming off a winning opener that every Raptor to a man agreed was less than a stellar effort, the result changed but the play was about the same.

The difference on this night was the Raptors were up against a team that could take advantage of a wide-open three and there were certainly a lot of them of which to take advantage.


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