Monday, March 10, 2008

>> Raptors Hold Off Seattle <<

TORONTO - There were nights early in the season when Rasho Nesterovic didn't play at all. But rather than sulk about his situation in the post-game locker-room, the veteran Toronto Raptors centre would head upstairs to the practice gym and run.

Now, with all-star forward Chris Bosh sidelined with a knee injury, and Nesterovic manning the frontcourt, those nights are paying off.

Nesterovic scored 17 points in another solid performance Sunday to lead Toronto to a 114-106 win over the Seattle SuperSonics, the Raptors' fifth consecutive game without Bosh.
"Rasho is a pro," said Raptors coach Sam Mitchell. "He never complains and is always ready to play. That's something our young players need to learn from." [Read More]