The win came in Atlanta's home opener and was the first victory as an NBA head coach for the Hawks' Mike Budenholzer.
Atlanta opened an 18-point advantage with 4:32 to go in the third and fought off a Toronto comeback that saw the Raptors climb within five with 4:06 left in the contest.
DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points in a losing effort, hitting 14-of-23 shots from the field.
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