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  1. At Age 37, Paul Pierce Still the Truth in the NBA PlayoffsSportsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Boston.com

    The 37-year-old former Celtics star employed the best of his " old-man game " to lead the Washington Wizards to a 93-86 Game 1 overtime road victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday afternoon. The Truth scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added four rebounds in 37 minutes.

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  2. Wizards win Game 1 in OTRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | The Aiken Standard

    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. “It takes the pressure off us and puts it on them now,” Pierce said of winning on the road to start the series.

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  3. Wizards down Raptors in Toronto to open playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | ABS-CBN News

    The Washington Wizards, led by a strong performance from Paul Pierce, held on for a 93-86 overtime win over Toronto on the Raptors' home floor on Saturday to open the NBA playoffs. The Wizards squandered a lead that stretched to as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter, but allowed the Raptors to score just four points in overtime to seal the victory in the opener of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series.

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  4. Pierce embraces villain role in Wizards' OT winRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | USA Today

    For the second consecutive year, Paul Pierce played a key role in earning a 1-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Paul Pierce embraces villain role, Wizards steal Game 1 TORONTO - For the second consecutive year, Paul Pierce played a key role in earning a 1-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

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  5. Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors Game One Result: Pierce,...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Wiz of Awes

    Apr 18, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Washington Wizards guard John Wall gets by Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Washington defeated Toronto 93-86.

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  6. Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors Running Diary: Game OneRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Wiz of Awes

    Apr 18, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce and guard Ramon Sessions react after defeating the Toronto Raptors in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Washington defeated Toronto 93-86.

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  7. Wizards show Raptors some wrinklesRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    For two years, the Toronto Raptors were a baffling riddle to the Washington Wizards. They couldn't figure them out in the District or in Canada, in overtime or in regulation.

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  8. a The Trutha shows he most definitely still has a ItaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    About an hour after he showed that he still has something left in that 37-year-old body, that he could still repeatedly silence a fired-up, venom-spewing crowd , and that he could deliver a playoff win for his third franchise in three years, Paul Pierce still had everyone waiting. Pierce took his delicate time, adjusted his chocolate sport coat, stared at himself in the mirror and made sure everything was perfect before taking an all-too-familiar stroll to the playoff podium.

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  9. ESPNTopNewsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    Taking the lead from the NBA's most honest man, the reality is probably neither the Washington Wizards or the Toronto Raptors have "it." Every playoff series benefits from a little controversy, manufactured or not, and Pierce's use of "it" this week became the most debated two-letter word usage in the nation's capital since Bill Clinton's use of "is."

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  10. Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

    ... playoffs in Toronto, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) sits on the bench after fouling out of the game against the Washington Wizards during NBA playoff action in ...

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  11. NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors lose in OTRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

    Arch-rival Paul Pierce proved Raptor killer once again Saturday, scoring 20 points to lift the Washington Wizards to a 93-86 overtime victory over Toronto in Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series. Amir Johnson had 18 points to top the Raptors, who rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit before falling apart in the extra period.

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  12. National Basketball Association Playoff Game CapsulesRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Sports Network

    After blowing a fourth-quarter lead, the Washington Wizards only allowed four points in overtime in their 93-86 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The fifth-seeded Wizards led by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter but could not hang on.

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  13. Paul Pierce gets the best of TorontoRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Washington Times

    ... board before tip-off on Saturday, Pierce was booed by the sellout crowd of 19,800. A short time before that, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri stood on a stage outside of the arena, microphone and bad judgment in hand. The thousands of ...

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  14. NBA Playoff CapsulesRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut dominated down low as the Warriors looked every bit like the NBA's top seed - at least for three quarters.

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  15. Bradley Beal Trash Talks By Waving Goodbye To OpponentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Gamedayr.com

    ... you can do the Bradley Beal, and just keep it simple, as the Washington Wizard did when Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors fouled out in game one of their best-of-seven series: Bradley Beal managed to draw Kyle Lowry's sixth foul, then politely waved ...

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  16. Raptors still have chance if they stop taking it misstep by misstep: ArthurRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

    DeMar DeRozan, left, was just 6-for-20 from the field for the Raptors in Game 1; Paul Pierce was 7-for-10 for the Wizards and had a game-high 20 points. The playoff decorations were dazzling, again.

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  17. Guard Kyle Lowry struggles in Toronto's overtime playoff loss to WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    The all-star point guard struggled mightily in the Toronto Raptors' 93-86 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday to open their best-of-seven opening playoff series. Lowry made just two-of-10 shots and finished with seven points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 2:36 remaining in regulation time.

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  18. Toronto Raptors GM uses colourful language again prior to playoff openerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    The Toronto GM used an expletive when addressing fans talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce prior to the Raptors' playoff opener. Last year, Ujuri was fined US$25,000 by the NBA for ending a speech by pairing an F-bomb with Brooklyn prior to the club's post-season opening game against the Nets.

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  19. Raptors fall 93-86 in overtime to Wizards in game one of playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CTV

    ... the Wizards go ahead by 11 on a Wall jumper 4:40 left in the frame. Washington went into the third up 65-56. Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan is fouled by Washington Wizards's Paul Pierce (34) during first half NBA playoff action in Toronto on ...

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  20. Wizards shut down Raptors in OT for Game 1 winRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Sports Network

    After blowing a fourth-quarter lead, the Washington Wizards only allowed four points in overtime in their 93-86 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The fifth-seeded Wizards led by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter but could not hang on.

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