Bargnani practices, could play against Hawks

Updated: December 10, 2007, 5:24 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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