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The Oklahoma City Thunder can barely field a healthy roster, but that wont matter when they visit Air Canada Centre Tuesday night to face the Toronto Raptors. Mikael Granlund Wild Jersey . Raptors forward Amir Johnson (left ankle) will not play tonight or Wednesday against the Celtics in Boston with Patrick Patterson continuing to start in his place. You can catch all of the action on TSN2 at 7pm et/4pm pt. With reigning MVP Kevin Durant done until December with a broken foot, and All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook shelved with a broken hand, the Thunder lost another piece Monday in a 116-85 drubbing in Brooklyn at the hands of the Nets. Andre Roberson, who was playing his first game of the season, left the game with a foot injury. That once again left the Thunder with eight healthy bodies by the end of the game. Reggie Jackson returned from injury for Oklahoma City and led the Thunder with 23 points. He played almost 42 minutes, but committed seven turnovers and wasnt satisfied with his performance. Everything starts with the point guard, coming out and playing physical. I have to find a way to be better tomorrow, Jackson said. They have another good point guard in Kyle Lowry and a good team in Toronto. Perry Jones and Sebastian Telfair finished with 16 points and Serge Ibaka added 15. The Thunder allowed the Nets to shoot 52.4 percent from the floor and forced only eight turnovers. The Raptors suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday, a 107-102 road setback to the Miami Heat. It was the 16th straight setback at the hands of Miami, including 10 in a row in South Beach. DeMar DeRozan paced the visitors with 30 points, while Kyle Lowry finished with 22 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 14. Greivis Vasquez chipped in 12 off the bench. The Heat shot 50 percent from the floor. They played well, Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said of the Heat. Im not taking anything away from Miami, but we gotta make them miss, we gotta make them feel us. The Raptors visit the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, then play seven straight north of the border. The Thunder have won four of the last five against the Raptors and three of the last four in Toronto. Erik Haula Wild Jersey . After a tight first half, the Croatians took command in Reykjavik after Skulason was dismissed for a professional foul in the 51st minute, but couldnt find a way past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson and his packed defence. Eduardo had a weak shot cleared away from near the goalline after barely a minute for Croatia, whose substitute Ivica Olic forced a fine reaction save from Halldorsson in the 55th. Erik Haula Jersey . Vincent Lamar Carter is no longer the lean, athletic dynamo who dazzled Raptors fans with eye-popping dunks that posterized even the leagues best defenders. http://www.hockeywildstore.us/Chris-Stewart-Jersey/ . Hamilton signed offensive linemen Mike Filer, Joel Reinders, Landon Rice and Carson Rockhill.WASHINGTON - For the moment, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo plans to head into next season with newly acquired Yunel Escobar at second base and possible free-agent-to-be Ian Desmond at shortstop.That does not mean Desmond definitely wont be traded, if the right offer came along.Our approach with Ian Desmond has not changed one bit since the end of last season. Ian Desmond is our shortstop. Hes a leader of our team. Hes one of the best shortstops in all of baseball. And hes going to be the shortstop of the Washington Nationals, Rizzo said Thursday during a conference call with reporters.With that said, (for) Ian Desmond — or any other player on the roster — if a deal comes up that we cant refuse, well always look to improve ourselves for 2015 and beyond, he said.Heading into this off-season, Desmond was one of five key players for the Nationals who could become free agents after the next World Series. Another was reliever Tyler Clippard, dealt Wednesday to Oakland for Escobar.Escobar, who hit only .258 for Tampa Bay last season, has been a shortstop most of his career. He started 20 games at second base for Atlanta in 2007.We see Yuni as being an above-average defender at shortstop and at second base. He has been his entire career, except for last year, Rizzo said, explaining that limitations Escobar had in 2014 at shortstop for the Rays were due to shoulder and quadriceps problems that are now fine.We have no qualms about his defence, Rizzo added.Asked about Escobars three-game suspension in 2012 for wearing eye black displaying an anti-gay slur while plaaying for the Blue Jays, Rizzo said: Were not going to be an apologist for poor behaviour. Zach Parise Jersey. But that was years ago and when he was a younger kid. We believe he has matured. ... We vetted him quite a bit.With Escobars arrival filling the Nationals need for a starting second baseman, Danny Espinosa will move to a vital bench role, Rizzo said.As for Clippard, a two-time NL All-Star, Rizzo called him maybe the best eighth-inning setup man in the history of the game.Rizzo said hes thinks Washington can replace the right-hander with someone already in the organization. If not, there could be another move.Were not ruling out adding any more personnel via trades or via free agents or minor league free agents, Rizzo said. Were still a month away from the start of spring training and, believe me, were not taking any vacations or anything like that.NOTES: The Nationals avoided arbitration with four players by agreeing to one-year contracts — $3.55 million for C Wilson Ramos; $2.25 million for RHP Craig Stammen; $1.8 million for 2B Danny Espinosa, with performances bonuses of $25,000 each at 200, 250, 300 and 350 plate appearances; and $1.2 million for C Jose Lobaton. Ramos hit .267 with 11 homers and 47 RBIs for the NL East champions last season, when he made $2,115,000. Stammen, mostly a middle-innings reliever, was 4-5 with a 3.84 ERA in 49 appearances in 2014, when he earned $1.35 million. Espinosa batted .219 with eight homers and 27 RBIs, while earning $540,850. Lobaton, Ramos backup, hit .234 with two homers and 12 RBIs; he made $950,000. 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