Chris Bosh summed up the difference in a word -- health.
That in Bosh's mind is the difference between the way the team is playing now -- their first three-game winning streak since January -- and the way it played out for much of this season.
"I looked around at practice the other day and we had 15 guys working," Bosh said. "I mean we were able to do drills that we haven't been able to do practically all season."
Jose Calderon has seen this show before.
The Raptors point guard once again is being forced to play with a pair of fingers taped together.
Calderon jammed the ring finger on his left hand Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks in the same manner he injured it last season.
Calderon will finish the year with a pair of digits taped.
In comparison to the hamstring problems that have dogged Calderon this year, the finger problem is barely worth mentioning.
Fortunately for Calderon, the hamstring problems appear to have subsided and he once again is able to cut and move without fear of tearing something.
Marion gets his props
In a game in which the Raptors easily surpassed the 100-point mark, it was the defensive effort of Shawn Marion that had head coach Jay Triano gushing after the game.
"I thought Shawn did an outstanding job guarding (Kevin Durant)," Triano said. "To hold him to four field goals on 13 attempts, he's going to get fouled and he's a great player but Shawn was just kind of there all night. He has some length to challenge shots as well and I thought the rest of the guys provided great support behind and he saw bodies all night."