Bosh's words praised

STEVE BUFFERY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:03 PM ET

Chris Bosh called out his team following Sunday's 109-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Air Canada Centre, and his general manager salutes him for it.

"I think it was great that Chris stepped up and made some comments and challenged his team," Bryan Colangelo said yesterday. "We're always happy to hear a voice from within the locker room step up and address accountability.

"Chris seems to pick his spots and he always seems to be effective (when he does so)."

Bosh, who finished Sunday's game just one assist away from a triple-double, challenged his team to be more aggressive and tougher, especially late in games. For the second game in a row, the Raptors played tough against a strong opponent, but lost it at the end.

AROUND THE RIM

The Raptors cancelled a planned practice yesterday. No word was given why, only that the players are reportedly fatigued after a recent gruelling western trip. The Raptors will practise today before playing host to the Detroit Pistons tomorrow night ... The Raptors will have to finish the season 12-0 to match last season's 47-35 record ... Veteran Rasho Nesterovic is averaging 13.1 points and 6.7 rebounds over the past 13 games, 10 of which were starts in place of the injured Bosh. In that time, the 7-foot Slovenian shot 57% from the field (81 of 141) ... Rookie forward Jamario Moon has posted double-digit rebounds three games in a row, with a career high 15 against the Nuggets. He is second among rookies, averaging 6.4 per game ... The Raptors have recorded 27 home sellouts this season, only the second time they have recorded that many. The team record for sellouts in a season is 40, during the 2001-02 campaign. The Raptors rank ninth in the NBA in attendance, averaging 19,424 fans.


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