No Bosh for the game in Jersey
A mild sprain of his left ankle will keep Chris Bosh from realizing a goal of playing every game in this Raptors season.
Just finished practice at the Air Canada Centre to be told Bosh won’t travel with the team for Friday’s game in New Jersey, the first one he’ll sit out after playing all 53 so far this season.
Bosh was hurt late in Wednesday’s game against Memphis when he blocked a shot and came down awkwardly. He finished the game but the ankle worsened over night.
He wandered out of practice in sweats about 40 minutes before it finished and was off to get more tests done.
Coach Jay Triano said he’s mulling over a couple of possibilities as a replacement for Bosh against the Nets but won’t make up his mind until Friday.
There was no word on whether Bosh would be available for Saturday’s home game with the Washington Wizards.
The other news: Triano said that as of about noon, he didn’t expect president and general manager Bryan Colangelo to pull off a trade before the 3 p.m. NBA deadline.
But Colangelo was not in the practice gym, deciding to stay upstairs and work the phones.