It's all in the head

Hundreds of fans lined up at the Air Canada Centre for autographs from Chris Bosh. (Veronica...

Hundreds of fans lined up at the Air Canada Centre for autographs from Chris Bosh. (Veronica Henri/Sun Media)

STEVE BUFFERY

, Last Updated: 8:37 AM ET

Chris Bosh lifted his practice jersey over his face yesterday when asked about Toronto's 103-99 loss to the woeful New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Friday. The two sides meet again tonight at the Air Canada Centre.

"Hey man, I wouldn't be able to explain it either if I saw it on TV," Bosh told a couple of reporters who weren't in New York.

The club's all-star power forward did say that the loss to New York mainly was the result of his team's lack of mental toughness. Toronto is a team that has beaten two of the best teams in the NBA (San Antonio and Boston) on their home courts, but then lost games to inadequate squads such as the Knicks and Philadelphia. Bosh said mental toughness is a byproduct of experience.

"I think that mental toughness (when we get it) will put us over the top and help us win games," Bosh said yesterday, following practice. "And that comes with time and experience. We're just now getting to where we're playing well at home again. Now we have to play well on the road. And if we just don't have it some night, we just have to find a way to win."

NO INTEREST IN MAGLOIRE

Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo confirmed yesterday that the club is not interested in picking up Toronto native Jamaal Magloire, who was waived by the New Jersey Nets on Friday.

PRIMOZ ACQUISITION

Head coach Sam Mitchell said there is a chance that centre Primoz Brezec, whom the Raptors acquired in a trade for Juan Dixon on Thursday, will dress and perhaps even play tonight against New York.

"You guys know me. If he gets an opportunity to play and he plays well, he'll get more of an opportunity," Mitchell said.

Mitchell said he is looking for Brezec to score and rebound.


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