Due to a morning trip to the doctor’s office that spilled into the afternoon you are all going to have to figure out a way to prepare for tonight’s game with the Toronto Raptors without a decent preview from me.

All you need to know is Melo is going to play, or at least try to, and Chris Bosh is in town. Bosh is playing as well as anyone not named Lebron or Dwyane right now. Kenyon Martin has done a pretty good job on Bosh in the past, but it will take a complete team effort to slow him down.

Jermaine O’Neal was beginning to get into a groove in Toronto before injuring his ankle and tweaking his surgically repaired knee before that. After missing three games he will be a game time decision. Andrea Bargnani has filled in admirably for O’Neal though. If O’Neal sits Nene will probably start on Bosh with Martin on Bargnani and once again early foul trouble will be something that Nene must avoid.

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