Two of the hottest teams in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks will duke it out this Friday, February 20, 2015, who will come out on top?
The Raptors with 36-17 (W-L) are number one in the Atlantic division while the Atlanta Hawks, 43-11 (W-L) are also number one in their Southeast division should be at the top of their game from the much needed rest during the All-Star break. It does not look good for the Raptors as they will be playing at the Philips Arena in Atlanta because the Hawks have a great record of not losing at home 25-3 (W-L), while Raptors are 15-8 (W-L) on the road.
Now a lot of people believe that the Toronto Raptors will lose, but I’m not one of those people because I”m a believer and here’s why.
This will definitely be a test for the Raptors to see what kind of grit they have because they will really have to dig deep if they want to pull out a win. The only two good news that we can think of is that because four of the Hawks (Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague) were at the All-Star game they might be tired. Hey I know that we had Kyle Lowry there as well, but it’s still 4 tired players to one.
Yet I did say that there were two good news, the other being that since Kyle Korver was knocked out early at during the Foot Locker 3-Point contest, his confidence might be shaken up a little. Maybe in his mind as this moment he’s thinking that “Maybe I’m not that good of a shooter.” That little self-doubt could propel the Raptors over the top for a win, if Kyle Korver has a less than spectacular shooting night.
Yes, those two good news are wishful thinking, but we got to build up the faith that Raptors can and will walk away with a win.
Go Raptors, Go!