Wakeup call needed

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:44 AM ET

Jay Triano knows the problem. It's the solution he's having a problem uncovering.

On the second of back-to-back nights, it was the Raptors' lack energy. Triano sees it. The players see it.

But how do you correct it?

"This is something these guys should be used to," Triano said. "You have to learn how to play these games. You can't just cancel 18 games (the number of back-to-backs remaining) You have to find a way to fight through it. Maybe you do something different."

Asked what that might be, Triano just shook his head.

"I have no idea," he said. "I'm trying to figure it out. Usually, we let them sleep until noon. Maybe we wake them up and practise? I really don't know if that helps or hurts the cause.

"You can use the excuse of getting in at 2:30 and the fact that they have been sitting here for two days practising, but at some point you have to find the energy," Triano said.


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