Raptors all-star Chris Bosh will not play tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of his sore right heel.
Bosh missed Sunday's game against the New Jersey Nets and head coach Sam Mitchell is unsure whether the Bosh will be able to play on Th ursday when the Raptors play host to Maccabi Tel-Aviv at the Air Canada Centre.
Don't count on it.
"He said he feels fine, but we'll see," Mitchell said yesterday. Bosh did not practise again yesterday, although swingman Fred Jones did. Jones bruised his right hand against the Nets, but should play tonight in Rochester, N.Y.
Mitchell insisted Bosh's sore heel isn't serious, although the Raptors didn't expect point guard Jose Calderon to miss 17 of the team's fi nal 20 games last year with a sore foot.
Foot injuries have a habit of sticking around longer than first diagnosed.
"It's actually good. It gives me a chance to play some different guys, different combinations and see how we look without him," Mitchell said of Bosh's absence in the lineup.
Although Bosh didn't practise, he did work on his jump shot and said that, even though he shot an impressive 51% from the floor last season, his technique was flawed.
"My hands were too close together and my wrist was staying still," Bosh said.
Bosh said an old teammate from Georgia Tech, Clarence Moore, this past summer pointed out Bosh's hand positioning for his jump shot was off. With the help of Raptors assistant Jay Triano, Bosh said his technique is back on track.