TORONTO (AP) -Forward Chris Bosh will return to the Raptors' starting lineup Sunday against the Rockets after missing five games with a strained groin.
Bosh leads the Raptors with 18.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He left in the second quarter of a Nov. 28 victory over Memphis. Toronto won two of the five games he missed, but has lost three of its past four.
Forward Andrea Bargnani (hyper-extended left knee) will not play Sunday, but Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said Bargnani could be ready to practice Monday. Bargnani, who injured his knee in a Dec. 1 loss at Washington, is averaging 11.9 points and 4.5 rebounds.
The Rockets will be without guard Rafer Alston (strained groin) on Sunday. The former Raptor is averaging 8.5 points and 4.8 assists, and had played every game so far this season. He was traded to Houston before the 2005-06 season.
Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies Prediction After they were beaten soundly last night in Milwaukee, will the Trail Blazers rebound with an upset win over the Grizzlies tonight in...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Jazz Pick Will the Golden State Warriors run into any trouble when they hit the road tonight to face the Utah Jazz tonight at...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Hawks Prediction Are the Miami Heat a solid underdog play tonight in Atlanta when they visit the Hawks at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Hornets Pick Can the Charlotte Hornets keep the Detroit Pistons from winning back-to-back games when the two meet up tonight at...
Thumbnail Cleveland could face short-handed scenario The Cavaliers have won seven straight meetings against the Knicks. But can the defending champs keep the magic going tonight in spite of a slew of bumps and...

NBA Team Pages