ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler explains why Kyle Lowry is the player who needs to step up for the Raptors to have a chance of making it to the second round of the playoffs.
Wizards forward Paul Pierce endorses the game-plan preparation of head coach Randy Wittman, especially in the playoffs.
After struggling in Game 1, John Wall and Kyle Lowry look to round back into All-Star form in Game 2.
Our writers break down the highlights and lowlights from the first weekend of NBA playoff action.
Wizards SG Bradley Beal gave Kyle Lowry a wave goodbye when the Raptors PG fouled out in Game 1.
After an off-night in Game 1, Bradley Beal is looking to get more aggressive as Washington eyes a 2-0 series lead.
Kyrie Irving had a huge game; here's what worked best for him.
Paul Pierce and Bradley Beal react to the environment in Toronto and hate for Pierce.
Toronto GM Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday after Ujiri used an expletive while addressing fans Saturday about what Wizards forward Paul Pierce said.
It engaged their fans and prompted a profane response from their GM, but the Raptors want to move past the focus on Paul Pierce's commentary as they prepare for Game 2 vs. the Wizards.
The Raptors caught fire in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but the Wizards proved too much in a 93-86 victory.
Bruce Bowen discusses what the Toronto Raptors can learn from their Game 1 loss to the Wizards.
Bradley Beal talks about the leadership Paul Pierce shows and how Pierce has helped him improve his game.
Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime as the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Paul Pierce talks about how happy he is with the Wizards' performance against the Raptors in Game 1 and how he was able to make sure he would be healthy in the playoffs.
Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez drains a 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the Wizards.
Wizards guard John Wall blocked Raptors guard Kyle Lowry's shot near the end of the first quarter.
For the second straight year, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri swore during a fan rally prior to the team's postseason opener.
Paul Pierce scored 20 points to lead the Wizards to an overtime win against the Raptors in Game 1.
Getting over last year's first-round loss was tough, but the Raptors are ready to prove themselves against Paul Pierce and the Wizards.
An all-access look at the Eastern Conference playoff teams as they get ready for the challenges that lie ahead, with a focus on the Hawks, Wizards, Bucks and Cavs.
Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning detail how to bet the 2015 NBA playoffs, including Vegas rankings, best bets and picks for every series.
Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts which East teams will advance to Round 2.
ESPN New York' Ohm Youngmisuk reacts to how the Toronto Raptors are responding to Paul Pierce's comment that they don't have the "it" that makes you worried.
Raptors GM Masai Ujiri wasn't pleased with Paul Pierce's comments about the Raptors, but DeMar DeRozan said they don't "really need [Pierce's] comments as motivation."
Wizards @ Raptors
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