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, Last Updated: 10:36 AM ET

The Raptors end a long and disappointing campaign tonight in Chicago, where there's little to play for except avoiding 14th place and a 50th loss. But beating the Bulls would make it three straight wins and 9-4 in their final 13 games.

"As crazy as it sounds, we're playing better basketball," forward/guard Jason Kapono said. "Chemistry-wise, we're trying to build on this for the summer and next season. No one is concerned about (holidays) yet, we want to win."

Andrea Bargnani hopes to play tonight after being scratched from Monday's win over the Washington Wizards because of a sore left heel.

Comings and goings

While lots of speculation has surrounded Chris Bosh in 2010, he still is under contract for next season. Tonight might be the last game for free agent guard Anthony Parker. Meanwhile, Bargnani (Italy), Jose Calderon (Spain) and Roko Ukic (Croatia) could be involved in a busy schedule at the European basketball championship this summer.

Coach Jay Triano was asked if that was a concern with regard to risking injury or exhaustion when 2009 NBA training camp rolls around.

"These guys don't have their exit meetings until (tomorrow) so I don't want to speculate on that," Triano said. "But you want your players rested when they play for you. I think with proper care and playing on the national team for a certain number of weeks, it's probably good for these guys."

Buzzer beaters

General manager Bryan Colangelo is expected to attend tonight's game, but won't have a formal post-mortem on the season with the media until Monday, after a board of governors meeting ... Toronto's three-point shot record should hit 860 consecutive games tonight, having begun Feb. 26, 1999.


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