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May 10, 2015 Updates

All weekend the big shots have seemed to bank in. Derrick Rose was first. Paul Pierce followed suit. Marc Gasol wanted in on the action. This wasn’t the game winner, but his shot to beat the shot clock banked in and was the dagger in the Grizzlies’ 99-89 win over the Warriors. This was the shot that was the final nail in Golden State’s coffin for the night and put Memphis up 2-1 in the series. NBCSports.com

With three defenders near him, Pierce made a fallaway, 21-foot jumper that went in off the backboard at the buzzer to lift the Wizards over the Atlanta Hawks 103-101 on Saturday night, despite playing without John Wall and after letting a 21-point lead evaporate. As he left the court after giving the Wizards a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series, Pierce was asked on TV whether he called "Bank" on the winner. "I called 'Game,' " Pierce declared. He had more fun at his news conference. "Usually," Pierce said, "I like to save those type of shots for later rounds." USA Today Sports

"A lucky shot," is what Schroder, 21, called it afterward. When this was mentioned to Piece, 37, he chuckled and thought the kid had mixed reality with some video game. "He's a little young," Pierce responded. "He hasn't been able to see it for 17 years. He probably missed with me, playing (NBA) 2K." USA Today Sports

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Pierce explained that playing in D.C. is special for him as it allows the veteran to work with young players like Bradley Beal, John Wall and Otto Porter. "I feel like even if it's one year, two years, or three years I'm here, I feel like I'm going to have a relationship with these guys for a long, long time even after basketball," Pierce said. "It seems like we connect, and I connected with the city." Pierce signed a two-year deal with the Wizards last July, many months before he became a local legend for his various truth-bombs during the playoffs. However, the second year of his contract is a player option CSNWashington.com

During a Philadelphia radio interview with 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday, Brown remembered on the Morning Show that the 76ers actually ranked Pierce as the No. 2 prospect in 1998. After the forward fell on draft night, he was still available when the 76ers made their selection. But Brown, Philadelphia's coach at the time, wanted to keep his word. "We took Larry Hughes because (with the eighth pick) because we thought we had a need," he said. "But the reason we took Larry is I promised him when we interviewed him -- we knew we were getting the eighth pick -- I promised him if he was there at (No.) 8 we would take him." Booth Newspapers

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When Pierce orders you to get up, fans can’t help but comply, even if he’s been here for all of seven months. Who was the last Wizards star who had both a massive aura and the game to back it up? “That’s just me,” Pierce said on Tuesday. “I mean, if you go to YouTube, [search] Paul Pierce starting in 1998. You’ll see the same things.” And the social media troublemaking? “I just look at it as … just good banter,” he said, smiling broadly. “Good banter. That’s the word.” Washington Post

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Paul Pierce tormented the Raptors all series – from “It” to a huge Game 1 to “That’s why I’m here!” So, once the Wizards completed their sweep of Toronto, Pierce sure wasn’t stopping. He took aim at his old friend Drake, whose last album was “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late:” Paul Pierce: Drake a fool lol NBCSports.com

April 26, 2015 Updates

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