Posted January 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Toronto Raptors have been dealing with a number of injuries, but they've been able to compensate with solid defense. That may not bode well for the low-scoring Charlotte Bobcats. Toronto goes for its 10th victory in 13 games Friday night when it faces a Bobcats team looking for a third straight road win. Injuries to Andrea Bargnani, Linas Kleiza, Aaron Gray and Jonas Valanciunas have left the Raptors (13-22) extremely short-handed down low. It's also uncertain if rookie guard Terrence Ross will be able to play in this game after missing a 90-72 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday. "We know we have some people down - we just have to pick up the slack," said forward Amir Johnson, who has started the last two games at center in place of Gray. " ... This is not the time to take a break now. We gotta pick it up and dig ourselves out of the hole we dug." Having a healthy Landry Fields could help. Making his first start since Nov. 7 - and playing for the sixth time since coming ...
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