Raptors bench get audition in win over Celtics

Tyler Hansbrough drives to the basket against the Celtics' Vitor Faverani on Wednesday night at the...

Tyler Hansbrough drives to the basket against the Celtics' Vitor Faverani on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

There is a real opportunity staring Terrence Ross square in the face.

In just his second year in the NBA — and at the ripe old-age of 22 — Ross can be that offensive spark the Raptors second unit is seeking.

It’s there for the taking. In fact, it’s crying out for a player just like Ross.

A guy looking to make his name and take his game to a new level. Ross has shown flashes of being able to be that guy, particularly against opposing bench players, but has never shown any real consistency.

Look through the Raptors likely second unit of Tyler Hansbrough, Landry Fields, D.J. Augustin, Austin Daye and Ross and the first four aren’t exactly guys expected to fill the scoresheet on a nightly basis.

Casey took the opportunity on Wednesday night for the second game in a row to let his bench audition for roles in a game the Raptors would win 99-97 against an injury-plagued Boston Celtics squad.


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