Jay Triano might not get all the respect -- and breaks -- from officials that a longer-serving NBA coach might, but he sees no reason why a sixth-year player such as Chris Bosh should not be treated better.
"I wish he would get more of a break, more free throw attempts than he does," Triano said after Milwaukee put the clamps on Bosh in the second half of Toronto's 107-97 loss on Monday. "It doesn't seem that way. They were all over him, bumping and holding. But he still responded."
Bosh's 31 points against the Bucks were his most since he netted 39 against Charlotte on Nov. 26.
"Chris is back on track and playing well," Triano said.
"We just have to find a way to get him the ball a little bit more."
Teammate Anthony Parker would like to see more team distribution.
"Certainly we have to make (feeding Bosh) the main goal, but by no means am I saying he's the only one that should shoot it," Parker said. "Andrea (Bargnani) has been rolling and we have to take advantage of the nights when they are loading up on Chris to go somewhere else."
Wiz will be weary
The Raptors get double their pleasure tonight in Washington (7 p.m., TSN2), a last-place team that travelled until the wee hours to get back from a game in Orlando last evening. But the visitors must respect Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison, who went into last night ranked sixth in combined NBA scoring with a 41.33 points per game average.
Gilbert Arenas is fooling around with teammates in pickup ball, but his surgically repaired knee, which has sidelined him since last year's playoffs, is not sound enough to take serious workouts yet. The three-time all-star had hoped to be back last month, but no new timetable is set.