Sonny soaring

MIKE GANTER

, Last Updated: 4:04 AM ET

Sonny Weems had no idea it was coming, but knew exactly what he had to do with the extra floor time when he received it yesterday.

"Take advantage," the first-year Raptors forward said. "Especially on the defensive end. I'm willing to do that. As long as they keep me on the floor, I will do that all day."

Weems' 29 minutes in yesterday's win over Houston tied his career high. And while his primary role was to help contain the speedy duo of Aaron Brooks and Kyle Lowry, he also managed to contribute a Raptors-bench high 11 points.

"That feels great coming from last year and not playing at all to today and playing 29 minutes. It just feel awesome," Weems said, adding he views every chance to play as an opportunity to bring energy, regardless of the minutes.


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