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Raptors' Amir Johnson likely to suit up tonight against Knicks


By on 4/11/2014 07:30:00 AM

Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson went through practice on Thursday and is anticipated to be ready in time for tip-off against the Knicks tonight, according to Eric Koreen on Twitter.

Johnson has missed the last three games with a sprained ankle, an injury he sustained against the Rockets back on April 2nd. In his absence the Raptors have gone 3-0 with Patrick Patterson stepping into the starting lineup and doing a solid job. In three games Patterson is averaging 9.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 30.7 minutes per game.
"[Johnson is] pretty close. He's still not 100 percent. But he's pretty close. If he had to go tonight, he probably could go. We're trying to make sure... [that] he's ready for the next couple of weeks." said coach Dwane Casey following yesterdays practice

Johnson has played in 73 games this season for the Raptors. He is averaging 10.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 29.3 minutes per game.

With a win tonight, the Raptors will clinch the Atlantic Division for only the second time in team history. They currently sit third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 46-32.

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