MoPete on display

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:17 AM ET

Raptors forward Morris Peterson is no Ansel Adams, but then again, Adams could never sink the three-pointers with any consistency.

Peterson joined a long list of celebrities, including Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies, Nelly Furtado, David Mirvish and Mayor David Miller as a guest photographer at this year's WinterCity Festival, where celebrities and everyday Torontonians took 24 pictures in 24 hours during the course of their day. Peterson's exhibit features highlights of an NBAXL interview, leaving his condo for a game, warming up before a game, and meeting with his ticket program kids pre-game.

If you have a chance, drop by City Hall and check out Morris' artistic side. The exhibit can be seen at the Rotunda.

MILT THE STARTER

Milt Palacio is trying to make the most of his time as the team's starting point guard with Rafer Alston gone from the lineup until tomorrow's game against the Washington Wizards.

Palacio said Alston's two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team will actually help the squad in the long run as it gives him a chance to work with the starting unit. As well, if Alston misses games in the future, for whatever reason, Palacio will be more prepared to jump in. Starting, Palacio said, is a considerable adjustment from coming off the bench, especially at the point guard position where you're running the team.

"On the second team, it's more uptempo and guys are relying on each other to score," Palacio said. "With the starting crew there's a lot of guys who can pretty much score on their own, posting Chris (Bosh), posting Jalen (Rose). It's a little different, a little tougher, but it's basketball."

Probably the biggest adjustment the starting unit has with Palacio as the main guy at the point guard is his tendency to shoot the ball a lot less than Alston.

"The guys actually get on me to shoot the ball, which is a good thing," Palacio said. "I'd rather they tell me to shoot than to say not to shoot, because you never want a player to get on a player saying, 'why are you shooting so much?' and bringing dissension to the team."


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