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April 20, 2015 Updates

Coach Dwane Casey scoffed at questions about Pierce winning the "psychological war." "I guess Paul has done it before, I'm sure it's been done before and he's got a championship, so I guess he's been successful at it," Casey said. "I haven't seen very many times where people talk themselves into a game ... again, if that's the way he feels, fine." The Star Phoenix

Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri has been fined $35,000 for using obscene language in a public setting on Saturday, April 18 prior to the Raptors' playoff game against the Washington Wizards, it was announced Sunday by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. NBA.com

April 19, 2015 Updates

It turns out Raptors head honcho Masai Ujuri did have something to say about Paul Pierce and his remarks about it. In a nutshell, Ujuri told the crowd outside the ACC that he didn’t give a bleep about it. “Typical Ujuri,’’ said Pierce after his game-high 20 points staked visiting Washington to its overtime win in Game 1. “I heard what he said last year when I was in Brooklyn. I really couldn’t care less. I think I can play the psychological war a little better than him.” Toronto Sun

April 18, 2015 Updates

Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Pierce hit a 3-pointer, his fourth of the game, to begin the extra session, further tormenting a Raptors team he eliminated with Brooklyn in last year's playoffs, then derided this week by saying, "I don't feel they have the 'It' that makes you worried," in an interview with ESPN. USA Today Sports

Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri used an expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors playoff opener. "People want me to say something about Paul Pierce but, we don't give a (expletive) about 'it'," Ujiri told a cheering crowd outside the Air Canada Centre in an area dubbed Jurassic Park. Ujiri was referring to the Wizards veteran who earlier this week told ESPN he wasn't worried about the Raptors because "I don't feel they have the 'it' that makes you worried." USA Today Sports

Saturday he did it again, responding to Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce by standing in the so-called "Jurassic Park" outdoor viewing party in Maple Leaf Square. "I don't give a s--- about 'it'," Uriji screamed into a microphone before walking off stage as thousands decked in Raptors gear roared. ESPN.com

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who played for Billy Donovan at Florida, thinks that his former college coach will make the jump to the NBA. Beal appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, and he was asked what kind of pro coach Donovan would make. "I think he'd be great," Beal responded. "I agree with the rumors, I think he'll definitely leave. I think he won't pass that opportunity up too many times, and I think he'll be a tremendous coach. He loves playing in pick-and-rolls, he loves to space the floor and he gives his players freedom, so I think he'll definitely, he'll excel well in the league. CBSSports.com

April 17, 2015 Updates
April 16, 2015 Updates

Paul Pierce didn’t know if his Washington Wizards would encounter the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs when he sat down with ESPN.com last week in Philadelphia for a candid interview. The postseason picture hadn’t been finalized and at that point the Raptors were only a possible opponent, so he was asked about them and bluntly opined that they don’t “have the ‘It’ that makes you feel worried.” On Thursday, Pierce attempted to clarify his comments. “I really was talking about a number of teams. It wasn’t everything was focused on Toronto,” Pierce said. “I think I was voicing my opinion on a number of teams that over the years, when you see those contenders and are just like, ‘Man, they’re going to be really hard to beat. They got a chance to win a championship.’ That’s what I was really focusing on. Not to take anything away from Toronto. They’re a great team in their own right. But I guess what I mean when you’ve faced a guy like a LeBron James over the years in the playoffs, a guy that can really turn it around by himself, guys like Vince Carter and Allen Iverson.” Washington Post



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