Mitchell gets his just desserts

MIKE GANTER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

Sam Mitchell had his cake ... and he ate it too.

The Raptors head coach was quoted recently lamenting his inability to find a good piece of chocolate cake in Toronto.

For the Atlanta resident, a good piece of chocolate cake actually was a basic yellow cake mix covered with chocolate frosting. He found the cakes in Toronto, at least the one's he was being served, too fancy.

Two local cake makers -- Duffleet Pasteries and Bakerstreet Classic Desserts -- answered the challenge yesterday.

Waiting for Mitchell as he walked out of practice was a table of 11 cakes and a number of chocolate treats for the Raps head coach to try.

Mitchell found his favourite cake and declared the search over.

"Only four years," Mitchell said. "You cry long enough and you'll get what you want."

Mitchell seemed somewhat surprised by the efforts people went to in order to accommodate him.

"I'm touched that people actually cared about my dilemma," he said. "I'm happy. Simple is the best."

GIVING DIXON TIME

Juan Dixon got a little taste of running the point Sunday against the Chicago Bulls. He could get some more tonight.

"We're just trying not to overwork Jose with T.J. out," Mitchell said. Darrick Martin came in when Jose Calderon sat down the first two games of T.J. Ford's absence but Dixon gives Mitchell something Martin can't. "I'll just see how I feel during the game and decide which one of those guys is going to come in," Mitchell said. "Juan is probably a better scorer and Darrick is better at running the team or managing the team. Juan's probably a better defender on the ball as well. So it depends on the game, who is out there, and how we feel about matchups."


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