Mo Pete's in a mood

STEVE BUFFERY

, Last Updated: 3:09 PM ET

Raptors forward Morris Peterson dressed, but did not play on Wednesday in Cleveland and, of course, he wasn't very happy about it.

While Peterson refused to comment on head coach Sam Mitchell's decision not to play him in Toronto's 95-91 loss to the Cavaliers, his sour demeanor spoke volumes.

Peterson, who was put in last night's game late in the first quarter, had his Ironman streak end at 371 consecutive games on Nov.22 because of a partial tendon tear in his left elbow.

Wednesday's game in Cleveland marked the first time in his seven-year NBA career that he dressed but did not play ... or so he believes.

Peterson played in all 82 games from the 2002-02 season through to the 2005-06 season.

He missed 19 games in 2001-02 because of fractured right index finger and only missed two games in 2000-01, when he was named to the all-rookie team.

WAY TO GO FRED

Raptors forward Fred Jones will host a unique Holiday Bowling Party today from 3-5 p.m. for single parents and their children at Lucky Strikes, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr. in Vaughan.

The event will host 20 single mothers as well as their children who reside in the tough Jane and Finch neighbourhood. This is the third year the Oregon product has hosted such an event.

"My sister's a single mom and I have a 16-year-old nephew who is the most important part of my life," Jones said. "I've been blessed because my parents (Frederick and Beverly) are still married and they have always been there to support me. Not everybody has that support group.

"So I just wanted to give to the single moms and, most importantly, the kids, the chance to know that they have someone there to support them."

FUNNY GUY

Jim LaBumbard, the Raptors director of media relations, likes to have a little fun when the team is on the road.

One way is to give some of the team's staff aliases that reflect the city where the team is playing.

For instance, on their accredication badge last night, the team's equipment manager and travel coordinator Kevin DiPietro and assistant equipment manager Paul Elliott, were indentified as Pete Gusenberg and Al Weinshank, two former Chicago mobsters.


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