Bosh kneeds a break

MARK KEAST -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

On the injury front, Chris Bosh took yesterday's practice off with a sore right knee.

Coach Sam Mitchell said the team wanted to have him checked out by team doctors before heading out on the road. Bosh is expected to be in the lineup today.

Morris Peterson, though, is another story, out with a low grade partial tear of the tendon in his left elbow.

Peterson ran during yesterday's practice, but didn't take any shots, and remains listed as day to day.

TURNAROUND FOR JONES?

Guard Fred Jones, struggling somewhat with his shooting stroke of late, nailed a late three-pointer in Wednesday's win over the Cleveland Cavaliers to put the Raptors up by five, stamping the victory.

Jones, though, was focusing on the two ensuing ones that got away, understandable for a player whose been walking through a dark tunnel when it comes to confidence level.

In fact, it was poorer shooting overall by the Raptors that had them adjusting their strategy, taking a more measured approach on offence, compared to the no-holds-barred, 100-shot-per-game objective set earlier this season. The Raptors took 70 shots Wednesday night.

"I'm getting there, but I'm not there yet," said Jones, finishing the night with 14 points on four-for-nine shooting (one-for-six from three-point range). "I want to be that guy the team can count on when something is happening. I haven't been doing that."

JOSE CAN YOU SEE?

Mitchell complimented point guard Jose Calderon with setting a more measured, controlled pace Wednesday night, a big part in the win.

Calderon said yesterday he and the faster-paced T.J. Ford are different in terms of playing styles, but that shouldn't be construed as a bad thing.

"I play different," he said. "I think that's why we're such good partners. I can play fast, too, but (Wednesday) it wasn't what we needed."


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