Harris to be a test

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As elated as the Raptors felt after winning back-to-back games following a seven-game losing streak, life will get tougher again this week.

They will face the New Jersey Nets tomorrow, which means contending with Devin Harris. Facing Harris, a much quicker point guard than they have seen in awhile, will be a true test of how well Jose Calderon is faring in his return from a right hamstring injury, and how well Anthony Parker can sub for Calderon.

Coach Jay Triano is very happy at how Calderon has looked in the past two games.

"He's playing within himself, playing under control, making sure different guys get the basketball," Triano said. "(His court time) is about where we expected him to be and hopefully we'll be able to expand that."

JAWAI COMES HOME

It was a home debut four months in the making, but Nathan Jawai received a nice ovation on Sunday night as he played the final 1:49 of the club's win over Sacramento. Jawai, sidelined since training camp because of a heart condition, was cleared to play a few days ago and played three minutes in Detroit last week.

The Aussie said the applause on Sunday gave him a nervous excitement.

"I'm sure people are eager to watch me play," Jawai said. "I'm just not comfortable yet. I'm hoping I can get in shape and get back (full time)."

NO HARD FEELINGS

Centre Jermaine O'Neal insists trade rumours have not bothered him, despite coming less than four months after he made a splashy arrival in Toronto.

"It's a part of the business," he said. "As athletes in general. we can't be sensitive about the buisness. We accept the money that comes with it and the good things, but you have to accept the business, too."


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