Raptors head coach Jay Triano resisted the urge to go with the big change at point guard. With Jose Calderon in Toronto, Triano went back to Will Solomon as his starting point guard.
There was a school of thought that he might go with rookie Roko Ukic, who spurred on that fourth-quarter flurry the Raptors enjoyed Sunday that fell short, but Triano didn't want to mess with what had been working.
"We have won four out of five with that starting lineup and we obviously changed yesterday thinking Jose was going to be able to come back and that didn't work so we'll go back to what was working," he said.
As for Calderon doing any further damage to the hamstring with his limited court time yesterday, Triano didn't think that was the case.
"It didn't sound like there was any more damage," he said. "It just sounds like he wasn't ready to go 100% and if you don't go 100% in this league you're going to get exploited."
OVER THE MOON
Jamario Moon has been a father for six days but has been able to see his daughter only in photos for the past four since he returned to the Raptors.
Feeling a little bit of daughter withdrawl, Moon yesterday finally managed to hook up his computer with the video technology that allows him to have video chats with his wife home in Millbrook, Ala.
"I had to see her," Moon said of his young daughter.
PRAISE FOR JOEY
It was a banner morning for Joey Graham as the Raptors got together to watch tape.
"Usually he has something negative in the video or something gets said to him at half time but we had nothing but positive things to say," Triano said of Graham. "He just seemed to be dialled in and we have to make sure he stays that way."