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Washington Post Apr 19, 2015

Wiz Insider: An edgier Otto Porter Jr. surfaces for Wizards in forward’s playoff debut

All season long, Otto Porter Jr.’s teammates and coaches have implored the soft-spoken second-year forward to muster a mean streak. Valuable tools — the length, the IQ, the instincts among them — are all there, they’ve insisted. It was just a matter of unearthing them consistently. The desire was no better voiced than in Paul Pierce’s recent interview with ESPN.com, in which the veteran suggested punching Porter in the face “to get him riled up.”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 >>
Toronto Star Apr 19, 2015
Paul Pierce, Wizards find comfort zone in Raptors’ home

Paul Pierce, Wizards find comfort zone in Raptors’ home

Washington exploited veteran forward’s skills in mismatches — and his savvy in the psy-war department — to threw Toronto off its game in the series opener.
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 >>
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 >>
National Post Apr 19, 2015
Toronto Raptors’ Greivis Vasquez is done talking about Paul Pierce…right after this rant

Toronto Raptors’ Greivis Vasquez is done talking about Paul Pierce…right after this rant

Yes, Pierce said that the Raptors did not have “it,” and Masai Ujiri said that the Raptors did not care, and then Pierce had a huge game
CSN Washington Apr 19, 2015

How Pierce trolled Raptors into a $60K fine -- then beat them

With an announcement from the NBA on Sunday, we now know that Paul Pierce baited the Raptors into a $60K fine, then beat them in Game 1. Details here.
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.
Toronto Sun Apr 19, 2015
Wizards' Pierce gets last laugh after Raptors GM's Ujiri's little shot

Wizards' Pierce gets last laugh after Raptors GM's Ujiri's little shot

It turns out Raptors head honcho Masai Ujuri did have something to say about Paul Pierce and his remarks about it.

Pierce embraces villain role in Wizards’ opening victory

Pierce embraces villain role in Wizards’ opening victory Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Pierce hit a three-pointer, his fourth of the game, to begin the extra session, further tormenting a Toronto team he eliminated with Brooklyn in last year’s playoffs, then derided last week by saying, “I don’t feel they have the 'It’ that makes you worried,” in an interview with ESPN. Amir Johnson scored 18 points and DeMar DeRozan had...
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 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.
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

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.

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