Bosh enjoys homecoming

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:49 PM ET

Raptors star Chris Bosh is keeping busy during homecoming week.

The Dallas native, whose team is practising in his home town for three days in advance of a game against the Mavericks tomorrow, yesterday opened a computer lab at a recreation centre where he hung out as a youngster.

"It always feels good to give back," Bosh said. "I just try to pretty much do what I can. It's always somebody's responsibility to make sure people have it better off than you had it back then. That's all I'm trying to do.

"I have a prior relationship with (the rec centre) and I went there as a kid, so it's somewhere I'm familiar with."

Tonight, Bosh is expected to attend his old high school team's (Lincoln) playoff game. Bosh led Lincoln to a Texas state championship and an undefeated record in his senior season of 2001-02. He expects at least 100 friends and family members to be on hand at the Raptors game in Dallas.

"We only play here once a year," Bosh said. "Every time we come back, I always have a lot of family and a lot of friends at the game. For me to know everybody's there, to feel the excitement of being and playing at home, it's always special.

Go East, young men

Saturday's game against the Mavericks is the Raptors' penultimate road game against Western Conference foes this season. Their final game is in Oklahoma City against the Hornets, April 7.

Standing pat

The Raptors didn't make a move at the trade deadline yesterday and Bosh feels that's a good thing.

"We don't have to worry about getting acquainted with a new guy," Bosh said. "We can just come work together, continue to learn with each other and play off each other's chemistry. I think the team has good chemistry ... We can just play with each other and not have to worry about nothing. Just worry about winning."


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