Hot off the presses ...
Well, if there were interweb presses, this would be hot off them.
Just got done the typical post-shootaround media sessions -- TV guys get stuff for the evening news, we get stuff for first-edition stories -- and every now and then there's a snippet of news.
Today's is that T.J. Ford is definitely going to play and definitely going to come off the bench tonight when the Raptors play Cleveland.
"Until he gets his legs back and his timing," was how Sam described Ford's backup role right now. "We'll work him back in slowly but we need T.J."
Nothing has changed with the other walking wounded on either team.
Andrea Bargnani will play, Chris Bosh might and LeBron James is still what they call a game-time decision.
James did wander in to take part in the Cavs shootaround but he doesn't deign to talk to the media game-day mornings so we don't know what he's thinking or how his banged-up finger is. He'll conduct an audience pre-game only.