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Washington Post Apr 19, 2015

Pierce’s stretch-four contribution for Wizards is effective against Raptors, if not unexpected

A couple days before the Washington Wizards traveled to Canada and swiped Game 1 from the Toronto Raptors Saturday afternoon, Randy Wittman consulted Paul Pierce, his 37-year-old basketball guru/forward. Pierce was a crucial contributor for the Brooklyn Nets in their first-round playoff series win last year and the coach was searching for any shred of insight that could help the Wizards finally surmount the Raptors. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 19, 2015

Pierce gets the last laugh

Paul Pierce gets to grin after a Toronto newspaper took a shot at him prior to Game 1.
Bullets Forever Apr 19, 2015

Paul Pierce is the greatest troll in NBA history

After his performance against Toronto in Game 1, it's official: No one has ever trolled opposing fans and players better than Paul Pierce. If the internet has taught us anything, it's that there's a certain art to trolling effectively. And if trolling is an art, then we should appreciate trolling's finest artists. If there was any doubt in your mind about who is the greatest troll in NBA history going into Saturday's game, it should now be clear after Paul Pierce's 20 point performance that lifted the Wizards to a 93-86 overtime win in front of thousands of Raptors fans who welcomed Pierce...
Raptors HQ Apr 17, 2015

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 18, 2015

Morning tip: Wizards' adjustment with Paul Pierce long overdue

Most of Paul Pierce's offense, which was the catalyst for Saturday's comeback win vs. the Raptors, came with the small forward not playing his natural position.
Washington Post Apr 18, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Raptors GM responds to Paul Pierce at fan rally: ‘We don’t give a [expletive] about It’

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $25,000 by the NBA last season after shouting “F— Brooklyn” at a fan rally before the Raptors’ home playoff opener against the Nets.When Ujiri was asked earlier this week to respond to Wizards forward Paul Pierce’s comments that Toronto lacks the ‘It’ factor, he joked that he couldn’t afford to say how he really felt.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 19, 2015

Wiz Insider: Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri fined $35,000 for profane response to Paul Pierce’s ‘It’ comment

Paul Pierce didn’t know if the Toronto Raptors were going to be his Washington Wizards’ first-round opponent when he offered an unfiltered take on the Canadian club in an interview with ESPN.com. But the Raptors were one of just two options — the Chicago Bulls were the other — and the possibility didn’t deter him from opining that “I don’t feel they have the ‘It’ that makes you worried.”Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

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 Apr 18, 2015

Wiz Insider: Wizards vs. Raptors NBA playoff series: Game 1 stats and discussion thread

TORONTO — Game 1 is finally here and Paul Pierce is Public Enemy No.1 . Pierce has gotten plenty of flak for his comments about the Toronto Raptors’ lack of “It.” When the Washington Wizards left their hotel this morning, Paul Pierce was booed. When he was first shown on the jumbotron at Air Canada Centre, he was booed. And when was introduced, he was booed.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 18, 2015

Pierce: 'I can play the psychological war a little bit better than him'

The Wizards were willing to take a risk to lose some regular-season games in order to have a healthy and mentally focused Paul Pierce available for the playoffs, and he didn't disappoint in Game 1.
Washington Post Apr 19, 2015

Wiz Insider: Greivis Vasquez on Paul Pierce: ‘He’s got everybody’s attention’

Speaking to the media at Air Canada Centre Sunday, Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez was asked about Paul Pierce, whose 20 points, including a three-pointer to begin overtime, helped the Washington Wizards steal Game 1 on the road, 93-86, one day earlier.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 13 hours ago

Wizards notebook: Pierce questions overload; Wall talks nerves

Randy Wittman can live without another question about Paul Pierce's leadership, John Wall had a different gut feeling for this Game 1 and a Raptors guard lands an NBA award.

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