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Hawks clinch playoff spot in Toronto

10:50 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
Toronto, ON, Canada; Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith (5) tries to get past Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay (22) at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
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TORONTO -- Al Horford and Jeff Teague each came through with double-doubles and the Atlanta Hawks officially clinched a playoff spot with a 107-88 decision over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday.

Horford amassed 20 of his 26 points in the second half and finished with 12 rebounds, while Teague totaled 24 points with 13 assists to help Atlanta secure a trip back to the postseason for a sixth consecutive time.

Josh Smith donated 19 points in the victory.

Rudy Gay returned from a one-game absence to tally 15 points, 12 rebounds and two steals, but the Raptors dropped their fifth in a row.

Jonas Valanciunas finished with 19 points and eight boards, while Terrence Ross and Alan Anderson contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively, in the setback.

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