Bad day for Magloire

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:35 AM ET

Toronto native Jamaal Magloire, a centre with the Milwaukee Bucks, usually comes up big against his hometown NBA team, but yesterday's game was an exception.

Magloire played by far the fewest minutes of any of the Milwaukee starters (18:31), recording a mere three points and four rebounds in a 125-116 overtime win over the Raptors.

Magloire, in fact, did not play a single minute in either the fourth quarter or overtime.

Milwaukee head coach Terry Stotts did not give a reason for Magloire's benching, other than he was playing certain matchups.

HITTING THE BOOKS

Mike James, Darrick Martin and Morris Peterson will recognize the last Read to Achieve visit of the 2005-06 season by opening a Reading and Learning Corner at the Waterfront School on Thursday at 2 p.m.

The Raptors donated 500 books and all the furniture for the Reading and Learning Corner. Raptors Read to Achieve is an initiative of Raptors community relations, which provides community outreach programs that make a difference for youth and various charitable organizations.

Read to Achieve also contributes to NBA Cares, a far-reaching community outreach initiative that builds on the NBA's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues with an emphasis on programs that support education, youth and family development and health-related causes.

AROUND THE RIM

Raptors' Chris Bosh will attend the first USA basketball team training camp, July 18-24, in Las Vegas in preparation for the world championship, which will be held in the summer in Japan. All 23 players, including Bosh, named to the preliminary team will be invited to the first camp. After that, the final 12 selections will attend a second camp, July 31-Aug.4, in Las Vegas.


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