MIAMI (AP) -T.J. Ford returned to the Toronto Raptors' lineup Monday night after missing 24 games with a left arm stinger.
The guard entered the Raptors' game against the Miami Heat with 9:55 left in the second quarter.
Ford was injured Dec. 11 at Atlanta, when Hawks rookie Al Horford knocked him to the ground. Ford was taken off the court on a stretcher and was hospitalized overnight.
He rejoined the Raptors in Miami on Sunday, about four weeks after being cleared to resume workouts.
Ford was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2001, then suffered a neck injury in February 2004 and was sidelined until the 2005-06 season. And he's had at least two other problems with stingers before, first during the playoffs last year against New Jersey and then for six games earlier this season after colliding with Dallas' Josh Howard on Nov. 20.
Entering Monday, Ford was averaging 14.1 points and 6.8 assists in 17 games this season.

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