Ewing's Super support

MIKE GANTER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:52 AM ET

For three quarters the Raptors were tugging on Superman's cape and getting away with it.

Orlando's Dwight Howard, the Raptors' biggest concern coming into the game, had just three points through three quarters and spent much of the third quarter on the bench because of foul trouble.

But a strong fourth quarter by the NBA dunk champion and everything was right again in Superman's world.

"(Magic assistant coach) Patrick (Ewing) talked with me during the game," Howard said. "We had a game earlier in the season where I was really frustrated and it took me out of the whole game and he told me he didn't want to see that again.

"I didn't want to end up with a one-point night," Howard said. "I was very upset, not at my team, just myself. I got a little frustrated in the first half and in the second, I played as hard as I could."

NO WORRIES ... YET

Canadian national basketball team head coach Leo Rautins was well aware of the interest the Los Angeles Clippers' big man Chris Kaman is showing to play for Germany this summer. But is he worried? No.

"Sometimes you add too many NBA guys to a national team, it can just mess things up," Rautins, also a Raptors broadcaster, said.

Kaman apparently has great-grandparents who are German. Following recent conversations with Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, Kaman is looking into getting a German passport.

Germany is one of the teams Canada would face if both teams make it to the semi-final round of the Olympic qualifier this summer in Greece.


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