Raps Replay

FRANK ZICARELLI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:30 AM ET

BOOK WORM

Raptors head coach Jay Triano will be available to sign autographs of his recently released book on the fundamentals of basketball, How to Play like the Pros, tomorrow at Indigo (Eaton Centre location) between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Good friend and former Olympian Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns wrote the book's foreword.

WHISTLE BLOWER

With the NBA in the midst of a labour impasse with its officials, replacement refs have been used during the pre-season, and likely will be used when the games turn real in a fortnight. A league supervisor has been dispatched to every tip. Last night, former ref Ronnie Nunn, who was one of the best during his tenure, was summoned to the Air Canada Centre.

NUMBERS GAME

Trevor Ariza, who cashed in on his championship run with the Lakers by signing a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets, was wearing jersey No. 1, a number more commonly associated with Tracy McGrady, who is again battling injury issues.

Washington's Gilbert Arenas, Toronto's Marco Belinelli and Houston's Aaron Brooks, who started at the point last night, each sport the No. 0.

UP NEXT

Sunday -- Celtics at Raptors, 3 p.m, Raptors TV.


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