Iron man MoPete

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:26 AM ET

Morris Peterson will reach a significant milestone tomorrow night.

The Raptors ironman will play in his 250th consecutive game against the Chicago Bulls at the Air Canada Centre, second among current streaks in the NBA to Antawn Jamison (379 games).

"I take pride in not missing any practices or any games," Peterson said. "That's something that goes back to my Flint (Mich.) days. I remember when I was younger, it used to be hard for me to get on the court. I told myself when I get on the court, I'm going to do whatever I can not to get injured."

CALM DOWN

With their 109-106 win against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, the Raptors finally had something to be happy about after a week of turmoil. They're hoping the worst is behind them.

"It was probably one of the craziest weeks I've seen in the NBA," point guard Milt Palacio said. "But that's the NBA. It's good thing we got it behind us and we got a win."

"It's been crazy and last week kind of topped it all off," Peterson said. What can I say? It's unfortunate ... But one thing I try to tell some of the younger guys is to keep their head and stay focused because it's a part of the game."

MITCHELL RANTS

Sam Mitchell voiced his displeasure about recent media reports again yesterday. The team has been rocked by stories about rumoured fights.

"What bothers me is I have to keep answering the same questions you guys ask me," he said. "The locker room is fine, but for whatever reason someone in this contingent asks me the same questions every day ... I have people chasing me to my car about things that supposedly someone said (who) our players haven't talked to. News flash: people do tell lies. Sometimes you've got to understand the difference between what's factual and what's the truth."


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