Raps Notes: Bosh left behind

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:53 AM ET

It’s going to be at least two more games before the Raptors get the franchise back on the floor.

Chris Bosh and his sprained left ankle weren’t on the team charter when it took off for Oklahoma City on Saturday and he won’t be with the club in Houston on Monday either.

“We’re going to leave him home, let him get some treatment over the next couple of days, get some work here (in the practice gym) and he’ll be ready for Friday when we get back,” head coach Jay Triano said Saturday at practice.

LINEUP TWEAKS

Triano toyed with the idea of having someone other than Rasho Nesterovic step in for Bosh in his starting five during Friday’s game against Cleveland, but opted against it. He’s not sure which way he’ll go over the next two days.

“I haven’t thought about it, yet,” Triano said. “I will once I watch more tape, but I can’t complain with the way Rasho has played. He has been unbelievably steady for us and done a great job. It wouldn’t have anything to do with the way he’s playing if we do change. That’s for sure.”

Reggie Evans, though, does present one enticing option now that he’s back in game shape. He certainly caught Triano’s eye on Friday night.

“He came in and he played hard and, when he did that, it became contagious,” Triano said. “The rest of the guys had to follow.”

THAT FINAL PLAY

Much was made of the three-point attempt Hedo Turkoglu threw up with the game on the line on Friday. A day later, the Raptors head coach was still of two minds on the decision to go with it.

“We ran it earlier in the game and it worked,” Triano said. “He has to drive to create the other options. Even if he drives on that play, we know where the help is coming from and that’s the pass. Jose (Calderon) was right there in the corner, wide open.”


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