Unfazed when told their bus had broken down en route after practice, the team hailed cabs.
That led to the sight of seven-foot-five Sim Bhullar folding himself into the front seat of a taxi across the street from the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The big man from the Sacramento Kings did it with surprising grace.
A truer test awaits Tuesday when Canada, ranked 25th in the world, opens its Pan Am campaign against the 20th-ranked Dominican Republic in Pool B. Games against No. 3 Argentina and No. 19 Mexico follow.
With semifinals Friday and medal matches Saturday, Canada could face five games in as many nights.
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