Bargnani practices, could play against Hawks

TORONTO -- Toronto forward Andrea Bargnani practiced Monday
for the first time in more than a week and hopes to play when the
Raptors face the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

If Bargnani plays, it will be the first time Toronto has had its
trio of stars -- Bargnani, T.J. Ford and Chris Bosh -- together in
the lineup since Nov. 20.

"The knee is getting better every day,'' Bargnani said after
Monday's practice. "Today I practiced normally and it was feeling
good. I can try to play, we'll see [Tuesday].''

Bargnani is averaging 11.9 points and 4.5 rebounds this season.