He has been back in the lineup for two games now, but Chris Bosh isn't all the way back just yet.
Bosh, who has been hampered by a sore right knee (sprain and bone bruise) wasn't much of an offensive threat yesterday but that was by design.
"I'm just trying to focus on defence right now," Bosh said. "I know the opposition will pay a lot of attention to me when I have the ball so if I have something I will try to make a move and if they collapse on me I'm going to make the first easy pass and try and work my way back into things."
BANKS TAKES A SEAT
The Raptors walking wounded number grew by one Sunday as recently acquired guard Marcus Banks was unable to go yesterday because of back spasms.
Banks played 12 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland and then eight more in another defeat in New York on Friday. He had been used very sparingly in Miami before the trade that brought him north.
D'ANTONI TO THE POINT
After watching his team coast to a 30-point win on Friday, Mike D'Antoni opened with a: "We just played well." Yesterday, losing the back end of the home and home D'Antoni's assessment was: "We didn't play well enough." Give him credit for a no-nonsense answer.
For the Knicks coach yesterday, the biggest disappointment was his team's defence.
"I was a little disappointed in some of our getting back on defence," he said. "Maybe we were surprised by them but we lost the theme of the game right in the middle of the third quarter when they went on a 12-0 run where we missed pretty good shots and then didn't get back quickly enough."