Raptors not hanging heads over loss

Dean McNulty

, Last Updated: 8:54 AM ET

Raptors coach Sam Mitchell was in no mood yesterday to pout about the overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks Friday as the team prepared to meet the Golden State Warriors this afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. Mitchell even rejected any criticism of the team's poor 37% shooting.

"We shot 37% and we took (Milwaukee) to overtime," he said.

Mitchell pointed to the team's overall play and said he saw positive signs that can be built on in today's game.

"We didn't play as well as we would have liked (against Milwaukee) but we didn't do anything that I think we should have to hang our heads about."

Mitchelle said Golden State, with key players like Derek Fisher, will provide a quality opponent, but said the team certainly isn't intimidated.

"We just have to play the way you have to play if you want to win against a good basketball team,"Mitchell said.

The coach said it's important that the team take solace in the fact that they are on a roll, with two wins in the past three games.

"This is the time when you need to enjoy basketball, when you are doing the right things," Mitchell said. "The wins will take care of themselves."

ON THE WARPATH

Warriors head coach Mike Montgomery took exception to Toronto media members watching his team practice yesterday on the main court at the Air Canada Centre.

The team, which flew into Toronto Friday after losing to the New Jersey Nets 82-72 at the Meadowlands, was only just into a routine shootaround when the coach looked up in the stands to see two reporters watching the proceedings from the third level.

Within minutes, an ACC security guard was on hand to escort the offending scribes away from the scene.


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