The waiting game

FRANK ZICARELLI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:10 AM ET

The status of injured starter Anthony Parker (ankle) and reserve Kris Humphries (knee) remains unchanged, though each accompanied the team to New Jersey for tonight's tip against the Nets.

Even at the best of times, the Raptors aren't very deep and they will be in deep trouble if neither is able to return soon.

Humphries gives the Raptors an edge off the bench, someone who isn't afraid to crash the boards and bang elbows.

Despite Wednesday's win over Indiana, the Raps' bench produced only seven rebounds.

Both Parker and Humphries are listed as day to day.

Even if Parker is able to play tonight, interim head coach Jay Triano isn't likely to change his starting unit, a group that added Jason Kapono and Jamario Moon for the Pacers.

STATS DON'T LIE

To say Andrea Bargnani had a tough night Wednesday would be to state the obvious.

In 22 minutes coming off the bench, Bargnani was held scoreless on 0-for-4 shooting, had as many fouls as rebounds (four) and turned the ball over three times. No wonder Triano has turned to Moon to start at small forward.

JOY FOR JAY

General manager Bryan Colangelo, who made the bold move of replacing Sam Mitchell with Triano, was happy for the Canadian after he picked up his first win.

"Jay has captured the attention of the players," Colangelo said. "He has taken control in a quick amount of time. I'm happy for Jay to get that one (win) behind him."

Triano will match wits with Nets head coach Lawrence Frank, renewing a relationship that dates back to their days with the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Triano served as head coach last season during a visit by New Jersey when Mitchell attended his father-in-law's funeral.


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