Bosh feeling the effects

STEVE BUFFERY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:43 AM ET

Chris Bosh admitted that he was completely drained on Monday after playing more than 55 minutes in Toronto's 116-109, double-overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon.

The Raptors did practise on Monday, but Bosh, as well as point guard Jose Calderon, who played close to 54 minutes, did not.

"We came to the gym, but I just concentrated on getting treatment, getting stretched, trying to drink as much water as possible.

"I was just trying to recuperate from that game," said Bosh, prior to yesterday morning's shootaround at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Bosh was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 33.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots.

"I'm just bringing a certain focus to every game," he said, of his recent play. "I'm just trying to win games. I know if I play well, we have a better chance if I'm involved in the game."

ON GUARD FOR THEE

Raptors coach Sam Mitchell was evasive when asked a question by a Toronto reporter last night, and then admitted he was being that way on purpose.

"I don't trust ya'll," he said, with a mischievous grin. "Let me tell you what ya'll have done to me (since becoming head coach in Toronto). I have become a cynic of people. I don't believe one thing people say. I was born a trusting fool, and ya'll have educated me to the point to where anytime ya'll ask me a question I always think there's something you're trying to do to me."

MORE MOON RECOGNITION

USA Today has ranked Toronto forward Jamario Moon on top of their rookie index, ahead of such standouts as Kevin Durant, Al Horford and Yi Jianlian, based mostly on his defence and rebounding.


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