12:54 AM EDT, Sat April 18, 2015
CSN Washington 59 mins ago

Toronto tabloid depicts Pierce as old Lord of the Rings wizard

Paul Pierce continues getting jabbed north of the border for his perceived trash talking. This time, a Toronto newspaper goes with a Lord of the Ring approach.
Washington Post 4 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Raptors forward compares Paul Pierce’s comments to Viagra, says fans will give him hell

Wizards forward Paul Pierce says he’s enjoying “each and every moment” of his penultimate NBA season, and in the days leading up to the 37-year-old’s 12th career playoff appearance, that’s meant getting a small rise out of Washington’s first-round opponent, the Toronto Raptors.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 6 hours ago

Raptor fires back at Pierce's trash talk: 'It’s just like...Viagra'

Paul Pierce did a little trash talking before Game 1 of Washington's playoff series against Toronto. One Raptor fired back -- unconventionally -- on Friday.
Washington Post 6 hours ago

As Wizards and Raptors open NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce savors moment

The end is near for Paul Pierce. Next season will be his 18th and final tour as a professional basketball player, meaning scenes like the one that will unfold Saturday afternoon in Toronto, Game 1 of an NBA playoff series, are dwindling for the future Hall of Famer. Read full article >>
Raptors HQ 10 hours ago

This Week In Social: Raptors and Wizards Prepare For Playoffs

A social summary of yesterday's media availability, including more from everyone's favourite dinosaur, Paul Pierce. The Toronto Raptors begin their series with the Washington Wizards tomorrow morning. Judging by comments at yesterday's media availability from Masai Ujiri, Dwane Casey, and the players, there's certainly an expectation that the team has learned from last year's Game 7 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The common thread between this year's Wizards and last year's Nets is, of course, Paul Pierce. If the Raptors needed a face to take their frustrations out on, Pierce is it, and there's...
CSN Washington Apr 16, 2015

Morning tip: Wittman puts Paul Pierce on notice for Game 1

Nene and Drew Gooden figure to log most of the time for the Wizards at power forward vs. the Raptors, but Paul Pierce has been saved for the postseason for a reason.
CSN Washington Apr 16, 2015

Paul Pierce on the 'It' factor

The truth is Paul Pierce meant no disrespect about recent comments stating he sees little reason why the Wizards should fear the Raptors. Toronto might think otherwise.
Washington Post Apr 16, 2015

Wiz Insider: Paul Pierce’s clarifies his ‘It’ comments on Raptors

Paul Pierce didn’t know if his Washington Wizards would encounter the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs when he sat down with ESPN.com last week in Philadelphia for a candid interview. The postseason picture hadn’t been finalized and at that point the Raptors were only a possible opponent, so he was asked about them and bluntly opined that they don’t “have the ‘It’ that makes you feel worried.”Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 16, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Citing a lack of money and fear of Barack Obama, Raptors GM declines to respond to Paul Pierce

Wizards forward Paul Pierce dissed Toronto even before it was determined that the Raptors would be Washington’s first-round playoff foe.“We haven’t done particularly well against Toronto, but I don’t feel they have the ‘It’ that makes you worried,” Pierce told Jackie MacMullan in a revealing ESPN.com article published earlier this week. “There isn’t a team I look at in the Eastern Conference that makes me say, ‘They are intimidating, we don’t have a chance.'”Read full article >>
Raptors HQ Apr 16, 2015

Masai Ujiri Responds To Paul Pierce: "I Honestly Don't Have Enough Money To Respond To Him."

The war of words continues. Masai Ujiri addressed the media this afternoon. Of course, he was asked about Paul Pierce's comments from earlier in the week about the Raptors not having "it". His response: Masai on Pierce's comments pic.twitter.com/6TqskdA6RP— James Herbert (@outsidethenba) April 16, 2015 Ujiri also said Lou Williams is without a doubt the Sixth Man of the Year, praised DeMar DeRozan for taking his game to another level, and perhaps most interesting of all, when asked how the playoffs will influence his decisions in the offseason, he responded: "100 percent it...
Washington Post Apr 16, 2015

Wiz Insider: John Wall has no problem with Paul Pierce questioning his desire to be great

CLEVELAND — In an interview published on ESPN.com earlier this week, Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce, keeping true to his nickname, was brutally truthful on a variety of topics, allowing for a rare moment in an athlete’s unfiltered mind.Read full article >>
Bullets Forever Apr 16, 2015

The Wizards need to unleash Paul Pierce as their stretch-4 vs. Raptors

The Wizards finished up the season ranking fifth in defensive rating. But if they want to beat the Raptors, they'll need to stray from their scheme and use Paul Pierce at power forward. There isn't a single team in this league that flaunts a more contrasting style of play to the Wizards than their first round opponent. The Raptors launch threes, get to the free throw line like madmen, and hit tough, contested jump shots. They can burn teams by going small with a three-guard look, or match-up accordingly against the more traditional lineups. It's for that reason the Wizards have dropped six...
National Post Apr 16, 2015
Toronto Raptors out to prove they have ‘it’ against Paul Pierce and the Washington Wizards

Toronto Raptors out to prove they have ‘it’ against Paul Pierce and the Washington Wizards

Pierce surely meant that they not have a certain je ne sais quoi — an intangible mix of playoff experience, self-belief and credentials
New York Post Apr 16, 2015

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson respond to Paul Pierce’s criticism

Paul Pierce may have had plenty to say about the Nets, but they didn’t have much to say in response. A day after Pierce unloaded on his former team in...
Toronto Star Apr 15, 2015
Paul Pierce embracing his role as Public Enemy No. 1 for Raptors fans

Paul Pierce embracing his role as Public Enemy No. 1 for Raptors fans

Raptors to play Washington Wizards in first round and they’re up against a familiar arch-rival.

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