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Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin takes head-coaching reins vs. Sixers

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Cinderella Castle sits in the middle of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. That’s about a 15-minute ride from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex where the NBA is playing, but one coach might want to try to sneak in a visit before midnight hits. “For one night, I felt like Cinderella,” Toronto Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin said following Wednesday’s 125-121 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. “I had the glass slippers on.” Griffin took over as the Raptors’ head coach on Wednesday, when Nick Nurse let his lead assistant get some hands-on experience in the lead chair. “It’s great,” Griffin said of the experience. “Tomorrow, it’s back to reality. But it was an awesome feeling.” Per NBA rules, Nurse gets credit for the coaching win on his record, but it was important for the Raptors players to send Griffin home with a “win.” Philadelphia led by as many as 16 in the game and 10 in the fourth quarter.