TORONTO (AP) -The Raptors will be without forwards Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani and guard T.J. Ford on Monday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.
``We've got probably three of our most talented players injured,'' coach Sam Mitchell said.
Bosh has not played since leaving in the second quarter of last Wednesday's victory over Memphis because of a strained groin. Toronto has split its past two games without Bosh, who leads the team with 18.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
``It's feeling a lot better,'' Bosh said. ``I'm just trying to build toward playing really soon. I haven't really run at full speed since it happened.''
Ford, who is averaging 13.2 points and 7.4 assists, missed four games in November after getting a stinger in his left arm in a Nov. 20 collision with Dallas' Josh Howard. He came off the bench Friday against Cleveland and again Saturday in Washington, but is still bothered by soreness in his left thumb.
Bargnani suffered a hyper-extended left knee when he landed awkwardly in Saturday's loss at Washington. He is averaging 119 points and 4.5 rebounds.
Joey Graham made his first start of the season for Toronto in place of Bargnani, alongside Jose Calderon, Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon and Rasho Nesterovic.
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