Chris Bosh and the rest of the Raptors aren't used to having a full roster, but the complete team was on display yesterday as Jorge Garbajosa and T.J. Ford returned.
"It feels really good to have T.J. and Garbo back," Bosh said. "This is the first time in a while that we've seen everyone together."
Both returning starters played well. Ford had 20 points and three assists, while Garbajosa added seven points, six rebounds and a number of the hustle plays that have become his custom.
Garbojosa said his calf felt "really good" after two games off, but Ford said he still was having some trouble with his tender ankle.
"It was a little painful, but I don't think I'm putting it at any risk where I can injure it any worse than what it is," Ford said.
The Raps did get a scare when Andrea Bargnani limped off late in the third quarter after straining the inset of his right foot, but the lanky Italian had it taped before returning.
THEY REALLY LIKE THEM
Consider the Washington Wizards fans of the job Bryan Colangelo is doing in Toronto.
"They have some real good parts," Washington forward Caron Butler said. "They have a real good franchise player, who has the potential for greatness. He is a mismatch every night. They have so many guys on their team that can do so many things."
Wizards head coach Eddie Jordan said he is most impressed by Toronto's depth.
"They have got a deep bench," Jordan said. "They have got guys over there -- four guys at least -- that have been starters for some of their careers."
SPURS WANT SOME MO?
The San Antonio Spurs, losers of three of their past four games, are looking to add an athletic swingman and Morris Peterson could be the guy.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs would like to obtain heavily shopped Corey Maggette of the Los Angeles Clippers, but failing that, have put out feelers about the availability of Peterson, a free agent at season's end.
The Raptors, who concluded a 2-1 homestand, now embark on a three-game trip to New Jersey, Milwaukee and Boston later this week.