No panic yet

MIKE GANTER -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

Coming off his best game of the season, Raptors forward Chris Bosh managed even a little bravado in the face of an 0-4 record.

"This 0-4 start means nothing to me because we started out last season 4-0," Bosh said.

"The fans got really excited and then we went in a slump.

"We're in a slump now, but we can change it and the minute we get everything fixed and we start playing better as a team and winning more games it will be fine. We'll be on a roll."

Bosh enjoyed his second double-double of the season scoring 26 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in a 105-93 loss to Cleveland.

Head coach Sam Mithcell also heard some optimism in the team lockeroom.

"Some of our guys were talking about the start Miami had a couple of years ago where they really struggled," Mitchell said.

"Everybody wrote them off but then just clicked. They got some confidence and they finished the season strong.

"Once you get your confidence, you start playing well and then you get some success."

TAKE IT IN TO THE GAME

Raptors practices are closed to the media, but head coach Sam Mitchell was making noise yesterday abound changing that.

Mitchell contends that the team is working it's collective tails off in practice and is looking very much like a team that is running on all cylinders.

That would be exactly opposite of what the fans are seeing on the floor through four games.

"We have no problem bringing it to practice," Mitchell said.

"We just have to transfer it over into the game. I really wish I could let (the media) see practice.

"Some way we have to bring what we do in practice into the game."


Photos