Tuesday, January 31, 2012

[SurroundSound] Re: Can you tell the difference and find the original?

Here's my guess (I'm brave so I'll post it here):
Track #1 DTS 5.1 (1510 kbps) this was a bit of a guess
Track #2 This is the DTS 24/96 5.1 (1510 kbps)
Track #3 The unaltered MLP (this was the easiest one for me to figure
out and I hope I'm right)
Track #4 DTS 5.1 (755 kbps) may have this one mixed up with track #1

You can PM me and let me know if I'm off, the two I was pretty sure of
is track 2 and 3. Track 3 is definitely the original MLP I believe.

On Jan 31, 3:30 pm, ArnoldLayne <> wrote:
> Are we talking Tokaji? Make way for the winner (me)!!
> On 31 ene, 23:45, elshagon <> wrote:
> > Free wine!  I'm in.  Well worth the trip to Budapest!
> > On Jan 31, 2:29 pm, grill <> wrote:
> > > I can add/change/omit tracks or give more info if the test proves to
> > > be too difficult. We are not in a hurry so take your listening time. I
> > > may invite the best assessor for a bottle of Hungarian wine during his
> > > next visit to Budapest :-)
> > > On jan. 31, 22:20, elshagon <> wrote:
> > > > Too bad there's not an ac3 (dolby digital) track also, that's where
> > > > you see a huge drop in quality.
> > > > On Jan 31, 2:00 am, "Dave Cooper" <> wrote:
> > > > > Oh good, an ambisonic test, oh sorry read it wrong   lol
> > > > >   I'm offering you a WXYZ comparison test to check the audio evaluation
> > > > >   capability of your ears and mind. The hotlinked Hotfile link below
> > > > >   leads you to a DVD-audio disc image that contains four 5.1 24/96
> > > > >   tracks of the same audio material encoded as:
> > > > >   - unaltered original MLP 5.1 24/96,
> > > > >   - DTS 5.1 (755 kbps),
> > > > >   - DTS 5.1 (1510 kbps),
> > > > >   - DTS 24/96 5.1 (1510 kbps).
> > > > >   DTS-HD MAS 2.50.20 was used for DTS encoding and AudioMuxer with
> > > > >   ArcSoft DTS decoder was used for DTS decoding.
> > > > >   Your task is to determine the correct encoding order, at least to find
> > > > >   the original without using audio evaluating softwares. You can PM me
> > > > >   your guess and I'll send you the right answer back. Bravehearts can
> > > > >   reply publicly. Btw, I meant this to be a funny game so don't take it
> > > > >   too seriously (although there is no trick or scam in the testing
> > > > >   material).
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{allcanada} Pittsburgh (29-17-4) at Toronto (25-19-6) USA, LLC

Pittsburgh (29-17-4) at Toronto (25-19-6)

Picking up right where he left off prior to All-Star weekend, Evgeni Malkin continued his MVP-caliber campaign with a clutch performance out of the break.

Another matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs doesn't seem likely to slow him down.

Looking to extend their season-best winning streak to nine games, Malkin and the visiting Penguins conclude a home-and-home set with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Leading the league with 59 points, Malkin has been sensational during Pittsburgh's (29-17-4) eight-game run. The Penguins have outscored opponents 29-19 during their winning stretch thanks in large part to Malkin's four assists and 10 goals - the most recent of which helped keep their streak intact.

After falling behind 4-1 with roughly 13 minutes remaining, Pittsburgh roared back behind a thrilling third-period rally, capped by Malkin taking a shot off his chest to tie the game with six seconds to go in regulation.

"Things are going well for us right now," forward Craig Adams said. "We're getting a lot of good bounces, and we're feeling good about ourselves in terms of never being out of a game. But I don't think we want to play too many games like that."

After tying the game, Malkin scored the shootout's lone goal to give the Penguins a 5-4 win. He's posted 38 points in 18 career meetings with Toronto (25-19-6) - including seven goals and 15 assists over an 11-game scoring streak in the series.

While the Maple Leafs jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a pair of second-period goals from Mikhail Grabovski, they seemed to be overwhelmed by Pittsburgh's late surge.

"We took the game to them for the first 55 (minutes) and we sat back, tightened up a little bit and they took over the game and they just kept coming and they broke us," said captain Dion Phaneuf, who had gone a season-worst eight games without a point before notching an assist Tuesday.

Grabovski has 10 goals and nine assists over his last 16 games. He's tallied five and four, respectively, over a six-game point streak versus Pittsburgh.

Tyler Bozak and Clarke MacArthur also scored for Toronto, which dropped to 7-3-3 over its last 13 meetings in this series.

Appearing in his career-high 23rd straight game, Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves Tuesday. He's gone 4-2-1 in seven career starts at Toronto despite a 3.64 goals-against average. Fleury, though, is 5-2-0 with a 1.56 GAA over his last seven road contests overall.

Toronto's Jonas Gustavsson, meanwhile, turned away 31 shots versus the Penguins, surrendering more than three goals for the first time in 12 games.

After Tuesday's disappointing finish, Gustavsson is surely looking forward to getting back home - where he's been especially good of late. Gustavsson is 6-2-0 with a 1.63 GAA and three shutouts over his last eight games at Air Canada Centre.

The Swedish native is 2-2-1 with a 3.75 GAA lifetime against the Penguins. He made 34 saves in a 4-3 home victory Oct. 29.

The Penguins are 3-1-1 in their last five visits to Toronto.

Team Comparison

Team G W L OTL Pts Standings GF GA Road/Home
Pittsburgh 50 29 17 4 62 3rd, Atlantic 157 131 14-10-2 Road
Toronto 50 25 19 6 56 3rd, Northeast 155 152 14-8-4 Home USA, LLC USA, LLC

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{allcanada} Daniel Sedin's OT goal lifts Canucks past Chicago USA, LLC

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Daniel Sedin scored at 3:37 of overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson scored in regulation for Vancouver, and Cory Schneider stopped 37 shots to improve to 5-0 this season in games decided in overtime.

Jamal Mayers and Viktor Stalberg had the goals for Chicago, and Corey Crawford had 30 saves. The Blackhawks have lost three straight.

On the winning play, Daniel Sedin was right in front of Crawford to snap home brother Henrik Sedin's centering pass from behind the net and give the Canucks their third straight win.

Stalberg, who had chances earlier in the game, gave Chicago a 2-1 lead 1:17 into the third period when he banked a shot in off Canucks defender Alex Edler and behind Schneider.

Hodgson took advantage of a turnover by Stalberg less than three minutes later, tying the score with his 14th goal of the season—and fourth in five games. Jannik Hansen found Hodgson alone at the Chicago blue line and the Canucks forward deked Crawford twice before shooting past his glove.

The Hawks got an offensive boost at the start of the game when captain Jonathan Towes (arm) and winger Patrick Sharp (hand) returned from injuries. However, Kesler opened the scoring by sending a shot off the shaft of defender Duncan Keith's stick for his 14th goal.

The score followed several Canucks chances when Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson struggled to get off the ice after blocking a shot. Hjalmarsson later returned.

Mayers, a fourth-line winger, tied it at 11:11 of the first for Chicago. It was his fourth goal of the season and first in 19 games as the Canucks were scrambling to clear the puck out of their zone.

Schneider had to be sharp late in the period when he came across his crease to stop Towes' deflection and Stalberg's attempt to bury the rebound.

Schneider made several key saves to preserve a 1-1 tie when Vancouver was outshot 18-6 in the middle period.

He denied Stalberg again when the Chicago forward broke in alone on a pass from Patrick Kane then robbed Andrew Shaw on the rebound.

Schneider brought the crowd to its feet with 4:23 remaining in the second period when he foiled Brendan Morrison after misplaying the puck behind his own net. The Canucks goalie was prone on the ice but somehow got an arm on Morrison's shot when the Blackhawks' newcomer fired at a nearly wide-open net.

Chicago almost won it in regulation when Kane's shot hit defender Sami Salo and bounced off the post at the end of a Blackhawks power play.

Notes: Sharp was out eight games while Toews returned after missing one start. … Morrison made his Chicago debut after being dealt Friday by the Calgary Flames. He was with the Canucks from 2000-08. The Blackhawks are his seventh NHL team. The Blackhawks have eight games remaining on their season-high road trip which ends Feb. 16 against the Rangers. USA, LLC USA, LLC

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{allcanada} Hudler's go-ahead goal lifts Wings over Flames USA, LLC

CALGARY, Alberta (AP)—Jiri Hudler scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Flames defenseman Chris Butler lost his balance and fell inside the Calgary blue line, allowing Valtteri Filppula to wheel around him and carry the puck deep into the Calgary zone. Filppula's centering pass caromed off the side of the net and went right to Hudler, who had an empty net to shoot at as goalie Miikka Kiprusoff was trapped out of position.

Drew Miller made it a two-goal cushion four minutes later, converting a pretty goal mouth pass from Danny Cleary. Cory Emmerton also scored for Detroit (34-16-1).

Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his NHL-leading 31st victory. It was a solid bounce-back outing for Howard, who was pulled after the first period in his last game before the All-Star break after surrendering four goals to Montreal on 12 shots.

The Red Wings are 1-1 on their five-game road trip that continues Thursday night in Vancouver.

Mike Cammalleri scored the lone goal for Calgary (23-22-6), which has lost three straight at home following an eight-game winning streak there.

Detroit and Calgary split their four-game season series.

The Flames tied the game 1-1 on Cammalleri's power play goal 1:59 into the second period. Alex Tanguay's slap shot hit a Detroit player in front and fell at the feet of Cammalleri. His first shot was stopped, but he whacked the rebound past Howard with a backhander.

Cammalleri, acquired on Jan. 12 in a trade with Montreal, scored the following night against Los Angeles in his first game with the Flames, but was held pointless in his previous four.

Detroit struck first at 5:57 of the first period on a goal from its fourth line.

Justin Abdelkader's slap shot from the wing was kicked out by Kiprusoff, but right onto the stick of Emmerton, who was breaking in on the other side. The Red Wings rookie buried his first goal in 11 games and fifth of the season.

Detroit nearly made it 2-0 in the final minute of the first but Kiprusoff sprawled to rob Cleary after Abdelkader set him up at the side of the net. Video replay confirmed the puck didn't cross the line as Kiprusoff smothered it.

Kiprusoff finished with 22 saves.

Looking to spark a struggling offense, held to one goal or fewer in four of six games, Calgary coach Brent Sutter changed up the combinations on the Flames' top two lines. Tanguay was reunited with Jarome Iginla on a line centered by Mikael Backlund. Cammalleri dropped to a line with Olli Jokinen and Blake Comeau.

NOTES: The Flames honored former captain and assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, who died last summer in the Lokomotiv airplane crash in Russia. McCrimmon played on the Flames' 1989 Stanley Cup-winning team. McCrimmon's family was on hand for the pregame ceremony and video tribute. … Detroit LW Tomas Holmstrom (sore knees) didn't play, but expects to play on Thursday. … Calgary RW Lee Stempniak (lower body) left the game in the first period. … Kiprusoff played in his 526th NHL game, tying him with Mike Vernon for first on the Flames' career list for goalies. … Detroit ranks second to last in the NHL in average penalty minutes per game (8.4). USA, LLC USA, LLC

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MONCTON, N.B. -- Jessyko Bernard had a goal and an assist and the P.E.I. Rocket scored four straight times in a 4-1 win over the Moncton Wildcats in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Tuesday.

Alex Noel, Wes Herrett and Tomas Pavelka also scored for the Rocket (15-31-4), while Josh Currie and Antoine Venne had two assists each. The Rocket are in last place in the leauge, one point back of Rouyn-Noranda.

Marek Hrivik opened the scoring in the game for Moncton (23-23-5). Twin brothers Alex and Allain Saulnier assisted on the goal. Alex is fifth in the QMJHL scoring race with 68 points, while Allain is 11th with 63.

Antoine Bibeau made 20 saves for the Rocket, while Roman Will stopped 24 shots for the Wildcats.

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{allcanada} Gaustad sends Sabres to 3-1 win over Canadiens

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MONTREAL (AP)—Paul Gaustad had a goal and two assists to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Ryan Miller made 27 saves for Buffalo, which won its second straight road game following a 12-game losing streak away from home.

Gaustad set up Ville Leino's fourth goal 4:01 into the second period to tie it at 1. Gaustad beat Carey Price from the goalmouth to give the Sabres the lead 6:17 into the third and assisted as Patrick Kaleta scored into an empty net with 51.1 seconds remaining.

Max Pacioretty scored his 18th goal for Montreal, which went into the All-Star break on a 2-0-1 run, capped by a 7-2 win last Wednesday over NHL-leading Detroit.

Price stopped 37 shots.

Thomas Vanek, who leads the Sabres with 19 goals, left after the first period because of an upper-body injury. He did not return.

Pacioretty had the tying goal on his stick just past the midway point of the third, but was unable to convert his scoring opportunity from the edge of the crease. Erik Cole, who leads the Canadiens with 19 goals, drilled a shot off the right post in the second.

Leino used a toe drag to pave the way for his tying goal 4:01 into the second. The Finnish forward pulled the puck back with the tip of his stick blade to sneak around Canadiens defenseman Raphael Diaz, gaining the slot before firing a wrist shot past Price.

Pacioretty opened the scoring with an unassisted effort 4:09 in. He flicked the puck past Buffalo defenseman Matt Ellis along the right boards and drove in alone on Miller. The Sabres goalie stopped the initial shot, but Pacioretty put the rebound under Miller's right pad.

NOTES: Sabres C Tyler Ennis returned after missing 17 games because of an ankle injury. … LW Travis Moen and C Petteri Nokelainen were both out of the Canadiens' lineup with upper-body injuries.

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{allcanada} Seidenberg's long goal lifts Bruins past Senators

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BOSTON (AP)—Dennis Seidenberg wound up and stepped into a slap shot from center ice, hoping just to get the puck deep into Ottawa's zone or maybe generate a quick rebound.

Seidenberg was as surprised as anyone else to see the puck skip off the ice, then get past Senators goalie Craig Anderson for the tiebreaking goal with 12:51 left as the Boston Bruins rallied for a 4-3 win on Tuesday night.

"I don't know if it was a lucky bounce or the way it came off of my stick," Seidenberg said. "It just seemed to bounce off the ice and kind of was rising up and it was tough to read I guess for him and somehow it went in."

"Somehow" was just fine with the Bruins, who had allowed 10 goals in their previous two games and were badly outplayed in the second period Tuesday night, falling behind 3-1 before Milan Lucic's goal with 45 seconds left in the period got Boston within one.

Brad Marchand pounced on a rebound and tied it early in the third, then Seidenberg stunned everybody in the building.

"It took a one-bouncer and it hit my stick and went in," Anderson said. "Just one of those things where I've got to make the save but, at the same time it took a crazy bounce."

Zdeno Chara had a power-play goal and an assist and Joe Corvo assisted twice as Boston defensemen totaled six points in the game.

Ottawa had a chance to pull within two points of the Bruins for the Northeast Division lead. Instead, Boston won its 11th straight over a division opponent and is just one point behind the New York Rangers for the Eastern Conference lead.

Tim Thomas was welcomed with his usual warm greeting during introductions in his first home game since he sat out the Bruins' visit to the White House last week, saying he believes the federal government "has grown out of control."

"I didn't take it for granted," Thomas said. "I was mentally prepared either way."

If any fans were upset with Thomas' political statement, it didn't show and Thomas helped his own public relations campaign by shutting down the Senators after falling behind 3-1. Thomas finished with 30 saves.

"I just saw them cheering him," Boston coach Claude Julien said. "Everybody was probably waiting to see what the reaction was going to be, so it was pretty clear that they still respect him for his hockey skills, and they certainly are not holding anything against him for his view on the rest."

Seidenberg put Boston ahead as he fired a low shot just after crossing the red line and the puck whistled through to the net.

Anderson finished with 26 saves. He couldn't control a rebound and Marchand whacked at it until it went in for the tying goal, then was stunned by Seidenberg's blast from the Bruins' logo a few minutes later.

The Senators have lost four straight—all on the road after setting a franchise record with a point in 11 straight road games.

"We scored three 5-on-5 goals against a really good defensive team. Five-on-five we were the better team, so it's frustrating to lose this one," said Daniel Alfredsson, who had an assist for Ottawa. "I don't know how we don't win it."

The Senators controlled the second period, playing like they were on a power play for most of it even though they never had a man advantage. Ottawa outshot Boston 13-5 in the period and got goals from Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson to take a 3-1 lead.

Turris fired an unscreened shot past Thomas with 12:17 left in the second for a 2-1 lead. Karlsson put Ottawa up by two with a wrist shot from the left circle that also got past Thomas.

Boston finally broke Ottawa's grip on the period in the final minute and Lucic took advantage on a shot from the slot that got Boston within 3-2 with 45 seconds left.

"We recognized that we weren't playing very well. We weren't happy with our D and if we planned on wining we had to be a lot better in the third period," Julien said. "That goal kind of gave us some hope."

Ottawa tied it 1-all when Colin Greening one-timed a pass from Milan Michalek in the slot. Michalek got the puck after Filip Kuba's blast from the point hit Thomas hard in the left pad and the rebound bounced right to Michalek at the right circle.

Boston had taken a 1-0 lead on Chara's slap shot from the point on a power play, his first goal in 17 games—not counting his goal Sunday in the All-Star Game while leading Team Chara to victory.

Notes: The Senators did not have a power play. … Ottawa, which hosted the All-Star Game over the weekend, will play its first home game since Jan. 16 on Friday against the Islanders. … Boston F Nathan Horton missed his second straight game with a mild concussion. … Boston D Andrew Ference sat out the final game of a three-game suspension for a hit on the Rangers' Ryan McDonagh on Jan. 21.

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{allcanada} Penguins rally for 5-4 shootout win over Toronto

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PITTSBURGH (AP)—Evgeni Malkin tied it with 6 seconds left in regulation and then scored the lone shootout goal to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night.

Malkin's 27th goal capped a furious third-period rally by the Penguins, who trailed by three with 13 minutes to play. The NHL's leading scorer later flipped a wrist shot past Jonas Gustavsson in the second round of the shootout to extend Pittsburgh's winning streak to eight games.

The Maple Leafs appeared to be in complete control after Tyler Bozak and Clarke MacArthur scored 19 seconds apart in the third period to give Toronto a 4-1 lead.

Pittsburgh put together a frantic rally that Malkin finished when James Neal's slap shot caromed off his shoulder and into the net.

Matt Cooke snapped a 19-game scoring drought for Pittsburgh, and Steve Sullivan and Joe Vitale keyed the Penguins' third-period surge. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots—some in spectacular fashion—and turned away all three Toronto chances in the shootout.

Mikhail Grabovski scored twice for Toronto and Gustavsson made 31 saves on a night when the Maple Leafs outplayed Pittsburgh for long stretches. Toronto became the first time in more than a month to outshoot the Penguins, peppering Fleury throughout.

The Penguins raced into the All-Star break as the hottest team in the NHL, ripping off seven straight victories to get back in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Despite the six-day layoff—which included a couple of bonus vacation days as a gift from coach Dan Bylsma—Pittsburgh looked a little slow for much of the night.

Or maybe Toronto was that fast.

Using their speed to push the pace, the Leafs raced up and down the ice, seemingly turning every Pittsburgh mistake into an odd-man rush the other way.

Fleury was brilliant at times and lucky at least once. Bozak appeared to put the Maple Leafs up early in the first period, but the goal was wiped out when referees ruled Joffrey Lupul interfered with Fleury.

The Maple Leafs weren't fazed, and Grabovski beat Fleury twice in the second period. Though Cooke deflected Paul Martin's shot to put Pittsburgh on the board, Toronto looked to be on its way after Bozak and MacArthur beat Fleury on consecutive shots a little over six minutes into the third.

Sullivan's slap shot from the left circle got by Gustavsson to give Pittsburgh life, and Vitale's third goal of the season pulled the Penguins within one with just under five minutes to play.

Gustavsson stood tall as Pittsburgh swarmed, appearing to escape danger until one last Penguins rush. Neal took a pass from Sullivan and launched a shot from the right circle. Malkin was skating through the crease as the puck soared at his head. He flinched, and the puck banged into his chest and by Gustavsson. The call held up on video review and forced the playoff-like game into overtime.

Malkin easily scored on Gustavsson in the shootout, and Fleury turned away all three Toronto shooters, including a nifty poke check on All-Star Phil Kessel to end it.

The victory was the second boost the Penguins received in a span of three hours. The team revealed earlier Tuesday that captain Sidney Crosby is dealing with a soft-tissue injury in his neck.

There remains no timetable for his return, but Crosby indicated he was hopeful the injury—which can mimic symptoms of a concussion—is treatable.

NOTES: Toronto's Ron Wilson coached his 1,352nd game on Tuesday, moving him into fifth on the NHL career list. … Fleury played in his career-high 23rd straight game. … The Maple Leafs scratched defenseman Keith Aulie and forwards Jay Rosehill and Darryl Boyce.Ben Lovejoy and Arron Asham were scratched by the Penguins. … The teams will meet again in Toronto on Wednesday.

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{allcanada} Reese Witherspoon: A Justin Bieber-starring 'Fear' remake is OK with her USA, LLC

Remember "Fear" with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg from back in 1996, where Wahlberg was a crazy stalker who was after Reese and terrorized her and her family? Well, there's been talk of a remake starring Justin Bieber. And Reese is OK with that.

"That'd be cool," Witherspoon tells MTV News. "Would he be playing me, or is he playing Mark Wahlberg? Is it like a girl who harasses the family, like a stalker who can't leave him alone? That would be good, right? I mean girls get crazy about him. Yeah, he's very talented."

She actually may be on to something. We could definitely see the Bieb's fans being crazy stalkers. Maybe not so much with the beheading of the family dog, but we're sure the writers could come up with something equally disturbing. We're not sure about the infamous rollercoaster scene, though. USA, LLC USA, LLC

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{allcanada} Photo: Milos Raonic hits tennis balls to fans during a time-out at the Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball game in Toronto January 31, 2012


TORONTO -- Joe Johnson equalled his season best with 30 points as the Atlanta Hawks lead nearly all the way in defeating the Toronto Raptors 100-77 on Tuesday.

Tracy McGrady added 15 points coming off the bench for Atlanta while Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia and Jeff Teague each chipped in with 10 points.

Atlanta shot 51.3 per cent from the field while Toronto shot 37 per cent.

Jerryd Bayless led the Raptors with 14 points while Ed Davis added 11 and Gary Forbes scored 10. DeMar DeRozan and James Johnson each added nine for Toronto.

Linas Kleiza chipped in with seven points while Jose Calderon had six points to go with nine assists.

The Raptors, returning from a 3-2 trip, were again without their scoring leader Andrea Bargnani who did not play for the ninth time in the past 11 games because of a strained left calf.

Two of the Raptors victories on their trip came with Bargnani in the lineup.

It was the second win this season for the Hawks (16-6) over the Raptors (7-15). The Hawks won 93-84 at Atlanta on Jan. 16.

Atlanta has a six-game winning streak against Toronto, including three in a row at Air Canada Centre. The teams meet twice more this season.

The Hawks led 77-60 after three quarters and continued to pull away in the fourth quarter as the teams used liberal substitutions. McGrady scored seven of his points in the fourth quarter.

Atlanta took a 19-point advantage into third and the Raptors could pare only two points from that in the quarter. Johnson, who shot 13 for 18, made an 18-foot pull-up jumper with 2.8 seconds left in the third to give him 30 points. He scored also 30 points in nearly 46 minutes Friday against Detroit.

Johnson hit a 28-foot jumper with 1.9 seconds left in the first half to give Atlanta a 56-37 lead at the intermission. He led all scorers in the first half with 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting including 3-for-4 on three-point attempts.

Williams added 10 points in the first half for the Hawks who shot 60 per cent from the field. Bayless led Toronto with 12 first-half points with Kleiza adding seven.

Bayless hit consecutive threes midway through the first quarter to pull the Raptors even at 14. But Johnson hit a three-pointer on a 25-foot jumper with 3.8 seconds left in the quarter to give Atlanta a 23-18 lead.

Notes: Attendance at Air Canada Centre was 16,117. Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic was among those in attendance. ... Leandro Barbosa returned Tuesday to score four points. He missed last Sunday's win at New Jersey because of a sore left ankle. ... The Raptors played 19 games in January, a franchise record for one month. Previously the most they had played in a month was 18 games in April 1999 as part of a 50-game schedule. ... Toronto visits Boston on Wednesday. ... Former Raptor McGrady was booed frequently as usual during Tuesday's game. ... Atlanta's Al Horford has missed the past 11 games with a torn left pectoral muscle that required surgery. ... Bargnani averaged 23.5 points in 13 games this season. USA, LLC USA, LLC

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{allcanada} Sneak a Peek Inside Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson's Former Love Pad USA, LLC

Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson Home

Alas, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are no longer married.

But prospective house hunters can now lay claim to the last vestige of their relationship after the former lovebirds put their Los Angeles house on the market for a cool $3.65 million.

So is it worth the asking price?

Johannsson and Reynolds purchased the home, nestled in the hills of L.A. suburb Los Feliz, for $2.9 million back in August 2010. Four months later the Hollywood couple announced they were separating, so it doesn't sound they got much use out if it.

The sleek, mid-century modern residence has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and gorgeous views of both downtown and the Pacific Ocean. It also sports a heated solar pool, fireplace (hey, why not?) and built-in BBQ among other features.

The property is being sold through the Johansson and Reynolds' trust, Baxter's Playhouse—which we presume is named after Scarlett's dog Baxter.

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