Originally created 03/01/01

Raptors 95, Hawks 88



ATLANTA -- Vince Carter scored 32 points and Antonio Davis added 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-88 on Wednesday night.

The Raptors, who never trailed, won their third straight as Carter topped 30 points for the fifth time in six games.

One night after his 32 points led Toronto past Cleveland, Carter hit a 12-foot turnaround jumper at the end of the third quarter to keep the Hawks down 75-70.

Atlanta, which lost its fifth straight, got a pair of free throws from Brevin Knight to close within one point before Carter's lay-in made it 85-82 with 4:59 remaining.

The Hawks, who lost for the 12th time in 14 games, trimmed the lead to 90-88 on Jason Terry's 20-foot jumper from the top of the key with 2:01 remaining.

Terry led Atlanta with 22 points, and Knight finished with 20.

Toni Kukoc, making his debut with the Hawks, had 12 points in a reserve role. His former Philadelphia teammate, Nazr Mohammed, contributed 10 points and had a team-high 11 rebounds.

Notes:

Charles Oakley, in his third season with Toronto, became the leading rebounder in franchise's six-year history by grabbing 11 boards. The 15-year veteran now has 1,449 with the Raptors. ... Toronto outrebounded the Hawks 54-39 and outscored them 22-8 on second-chance points.