Raptors get some bodies back

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:38 PM ET

TORONTO - Small progress was made on the injury front for the Raptors on Tuesday.

Eight players made it through practice — though Jose Calderon only went half-way — and starters Amir Johnson and Andrea Bargnani (right) said they expect to play against Detroit.

Raptors head coach Jay Triano was happy with the numbers.

“We ended up going four-on-four today, which is about the best we could do, patch them together, and see if we can get one more before we get to the break,” Triano said.

“We’re having a hard time figuring out when the last practice was that we went five-on-five. To be honest, today was a good day for us. We went pretty hard live. I thought we got some good stuff out of it.”

Bargnani was glad to be able to compete against his teammates, but wasn’t getting carried away.

“It’s not like I’ve been out for three months,” Bargnani said with a laugh.

“I can’t say it feels good to be back (because he hasn’t been out long enough to say that).”


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