Raptors not panicking

LANCE HORNBY

, Last Updated: 9:18 AM ET

Two of the Raptors' top three players are not pushing the panic button in light of the team's sudden dip after winning its first three games.

"We've got to forget that 3-0 start like we're trying to forget 1-4," point guard Jose Calderon said yesterday. "What we need to do is borrow a bit of what we did well at 3-0 and even what we did at 1-4, such as what we did early in the game against Boston (when they held a 16-point lead on the NBA champions).

"Yes, we could be around 6-2 right now, but we see good things. We need to take care of those little details to win."

Team captain Chris Bosh agreed the Raptors can use the upcoming schedule to their advantage, with five of the remaining seven games in November at home.

"We want to win every game, but we have to make sure we're not looking past anyone," he said, perhaps referring to a dull game against Charlotte a week ago that preceded the emotional trip to Boston.

HEAT OF THE MOMENT

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra's recent comments on Dwyane Wade's dominance sounded a lot like Sam Mitchell's warning about the Raptors getting too reliant on Bosh.

"We can't just put it all on Dwyane's shoulders," Spoelstra said. "We have to get other guys comfortable enough to make plays.

"It's also a game that doesn't have to be a home-run game. When the ball is moving ... we're a much more dangerous team."

BUZZER BEATERS

Though Raptor forward Nathan Jawai remains inactive while more tests are conducted for his cardiac condition, he was in his No. 21 sweater and shorts yesterday taking some shots ... Spoelstra, the youngest head coach in the NBA at age 38, worked his way up from video co-ordinator after arriving in 1995.


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