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Forward Chris Bosh, who scored 40 points in Toronto's 99-90 victory in New York on Friday night, needs just one more big game to join Vince Carter as the only Raptors to record 40 points or more in four games in one season. Carter accomplished that feat in four different seasons with the Raps.

"I really don't keep up with that stuff," said Bosh, when told about the record. "I just go out there and play basketball. I don't try to aim for anything, I just try to have a good game and try to stay aggressive."

Bosh said the biggest reason for his solid play lately has been the fact that his chronically sore knees and feet haven't been bothering him very much.

"I've been blessed, but I'm not taking anything for granted," he said, following the team's practice yesterday. "I've been continuing to make sure I stay strong, stay in the weight room, get my treatment when I need it, stretching, icing ... all the stuff, to make sure I can preserve myself for the rest of the year."

SURPRISE, SURPRISE

Head coach Sam Mitchell was taken aback yesterday when told that his rookie, Jamario Moon, would be participating in the NBA all-star game slam dunk contest next month. When assured by the Toronto media that it was true, Mitchell jokingly announced that he would be taking a "10% cut" of the action if Moon actually wins the event.

"He always wants his cut," Moon said, with a laugh. "He'll get it (today) on the court."

THE SWIRSK'S DAY

Raptors broadcaster Chuck Swirsky will receive Canadian citizenship tomorrow and to celebrate that, fans who purchase tickets in the 'Chuck The Canuck Ticket Package' for Wednesday night's game vs. the Sacramento Kings will receive an authentically Canadian Raptors toque and a pre-game meet and greet with Swirsky.


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