Bosh to return

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

Chris Bosh will be back in the lineup for this afternoon's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that's music to head coach Sam Mitchell's ears. Bosh missed Friday's game in Detroit because of a bruised lower back suffered in Boston on Wednesday.

The second-year forward said missing just one game was hard to take.

"It's amazing how I miss basketball after a couple of days of being away," Bosh said yesterday, following practice at the Air Canada Centre.

DON'T ASK

Mitchell absolutely hates it when asked about facing certain star players. For instance, yesterday the head coach went on the offensive when asked about having to face Cavaliers star LeBron James this afternoon at the ACC.

"The game's at 1 o'clock right? We'll be there.

I don't know what else to say?" Mitchell said. "(Actually) We'll probably be there before 1 o'clock. If we showed up exactly at 1 o'clock, we'd be in trouble."

Donyell Marshall said the key to beating the 34-29 Cavaliers is to try to contain superstar sophomore LeBron James and all-star centre Zydrunas Ilgauskas, while stopping the rest of that team.

"LeBron and Ilgauskas, one of them is going to get their points, so we just can't let the other guys get their points -- Robert Tractor Traylor, (Drew) Gooden, those guys," he said.

THE MARSHALL PLAN

Marshall insisted that he will not be frustrated if he is relegated to bench duty this afternoon after filling in admirably as a starter in Detroit on Friday.

"It's not about me, it's not about any individual on this team. It's about trying to come out here and keep fighting and get as many wins as possible," he said. "When I get in the game, my job is to go out there and play hard."


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