Bosh awaits thumbs-up

MIKE ULMER

, Last Updated: 6:55 AM ET

Raptors franchise player Chris Bosh wasn't sure whether an injured left thumb would knock him out of the home game against Miami tomorrow.

Bosh was kicked by Pape Sow Sunday in Milwaukee and didn't practise yesterday.

"I'm still getting people to look at it to tell me exactly what it (the injury) is," he said. "I'm sure after today I'll get better feeling for it."

LOST CHANCES

The Milwaukee game was the latest no-show by the Raptors once the contest went into extra time.

The Raptors were outscored 16-7 in overtime. They have now won just one of the nine games tied after regulation.

Extra time, said Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, makes the Raptors' lack of experience more glaring.

"A lot of it is youth, inexperience. You have to learn how to win close games. The hardest thing for a young team is to learn how to do that. Veteran teams understand which shots to take, which not to take ... they pay attention to little details."

LAST CHANCES

The Raptors have signed free-agent centre James Lang to a 10-day contract and expect him to be available against Miami.

Lang was originally drafted in the second round, 48th overall, by the Utah Jazz in the 2003 draft. The 6-foot-10, 285 pound Lang was signed to two 10-day contracts this year by the Atlanta Hawks but he did not play in any games.

SHOW ME THE MONEY

Mitchell insists he will not be duped by far-too-clever reporters into blasting NBA officials and earning a big fine. Mitchell was ejected from his second game of the season Sunday when he ran out on the court with 37 seconds in overtime to berate an official in Minnesota.

"Until you show me $25,000 (the amount of a possible fine) I'm not going to comment on the officiating," he said.


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