Michael Grange

My game over story from Game 1 -- the Raps come out swinging, but miss: sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba… @Sportsnet

Payal Doshi

Paul Pierce on playing the role of villian, "I embrace the role. People know I'm a nice guy."

Eric Smith

"We didn't get discouraged when they tied it up. We just stayed confident with each other." -- Paul Pierce

Ryan Wolstat

“It’s not like I’m a bad guy, everyone knows I’m a good guy” - Pierce on being the villain.

Eric Smith

"I didn't want to come back to Toronto." -- Paul Pierce giving credit to the crowd (and noise) in Toronto. Says they're one of the best

Ryan Wolstat

“I’ve been in a lot of tough environments. This is right up there at the top … It’s a tough place 2 win in You’ve got 2 love these moments."

Michael Grange

Paul PIerce on Masau Ujiri's pre-game comments: "I think I can play the psycholigical game a little better than him."

Eric Koreen

Pierce: "i think I can play the psychological war a little bit better than (ujiri)."

Eric Smith

"I think I can play the psychological war a little bit better than him." -- Paul Pierce on Masai Ujiri

Ryan Wolstat

"Typical Uri (Ujiri)," Pierce said. "I think I can play the psychological war better than him"

Ryan Wolstat

“The timing was all screwed up there.” - Randy Wittman on the botched Wall potential winner before overtime.

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry said he’s “very mad and very upset” at his performance and the loss but said he’s been there before and will bounce back,

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry: "I'm very mad and very upset but I've got to deal with it... At the end of the day, a bad game is one bad game. Got another one Tues"

Payal Doshi

"Every minute we are out there we try to win. They just excuted. We are back on the fighting end of it," - DeMar http://t.co/5pcw75vfJo

Josh Lewenberg

Casey said he heard chants for James Johnson but called him a match-up player. Insists his time will come in this series, but wasn't today

Eric Koreen

Adds that it is hard to get all wings in. "There is going to be a place for James."

Payal Doshi

"I thought we lost our mojo when it came to offensive rebounds," - coach Casey on the Raptors game one loss.

Eric Smith

"There's going to be a place for James - and I've talked to him about that." -- Dwane Casey.

Eric Koreen

Casey calls Amir foul on Lou 3 and no call on Ross "interesting plays."

Eric Smith

"Our shooters were 15 of 57...." - Dwane Casey referencing Ross (3/11), DeRozan (6/20), Lowry (2/10), Lou-Will (4/16).

Josh Lewenberg

Casey said his team got good looks, confident in his shooters and not concerned about the offence. Rebounding the biggest issue.

Eric Smith

Dwane Casey says offensive rebounding -- 20 second-chance points for Washington ..... "that was the game"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "Until we make (rebounding) a priority, it's going to be hard for us"

Eric Smith

"This is ONE game...a long way to go ahead of us." -- Coach Wittman

Eric Smith

"One of our strengths is our defensive play...It wasn't the most masterful offensive display (for either team)..." - Coach Wittman

Eric Smith

Sloppy day for both teams. TOR hammered on glass 61-48. Raps big Q4 comeback squashed by Wiz 11-4 edge in OT. Wiz win 93-86 & up 1-0

Ryan Wolstat

You can’t handle the Truth.

Ryan Wolstat

Some fans are cheering because this game is over. Also some fans near are Kris Humphries fans.

Eric Koreen

Topes lose 93-86 in overtime. Not good.

Josh Lewenberg

So for the 2nd straight year, Raptors will go down 0-1 in their opening-round series. Game 2 goes Tuesday night from ACC. Need to be better

Ryan Wolstat

James Johnson has his faults, but you know what, so does every player on this roster.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors now 1-7 in playoff openers, 0-3 at home.

Tim Chisholm

So, when is DeRozan gonna show Pierce what 'it' is?

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan dunk is the first Raptors score in OT. Took them 4:30 and 8 shots to get on the board. Wiz by 5, 29.8 left.

Eric Smith

Raps miss 3PT...get off. reb...swing ball...results in DeRozan open dunk down main street. :29.8 sec left. Wiz timeout. TOR down 89-84

Eric Smith

TOR has still not scored in OT. And they've had their chances. Wiz :36.5 sec away from stealing home court and taking a 1-0 series lead.

Ryan Wolstat

Burn this game tape with fire.

Eric Smith

61-47 rebounding advantage for Washington. :36.5 to go in OT.

Eric Smith

Another good look for Lou from 3PT...he misses...Raps can't get off. reb. Wiz come back...Porter in lane...bucket. :36.5 sec, 89-82 Wiz

Payal Doshi

The #Raptors have failed to score a in the overtime frame.

Eric Koreen

Porter with the floater, and that should do it. What a wretched game.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Amir has now been fouled 4 times on drives. No calls. Wow.

Josh Lewenberg

Obviously playoffs are called differently/officials tend to let stuff go, but its not like Raps are putting pressure on them to blow whistle

Ryan Wolstat

Rebounding issues: Valanciunas is good at it but can’t guard the Wizards so can’t play. Casey won’t play James Johnson. Fin.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Not a clear path as there was paint in front of him, I suppose...

Eric Smith

TOR 0/4 FG in Overtime. Wiz 2/7 (Pierce 3PT and Nene dunk). #Raptors :20 sec timeout. TOR down 87-82 w/ 1:09 left. #Wizards #RTZ

Eric Koreen

Raps can't inbound ball, timeout. I think that's every square on the bingo card now.

Ryan Wolstat

Casey on rebounding pre-game. “Hit somebody … just hit somebody."

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have only attempted 14 free throws this afternoon, 3 in the second half and OT. Few easy buckets/FTs.

Payal Doshi

Paul Pierce in the ear of John Wall. #RAPTORSvWIZARDS

Eric Smith

Lou got a good look at a 3PT ... missed. TOR stills scoreless in OT. Wall misses lay up...ANOTHER off. reb for Wiz. 1:09 left TOR ball

Eric Koreen

Wizards in OT: four offensive rebounds. Raptors: 0 points.

Josh Lewenberg

Wizards already have 3 offensive rebounds in OT. They've grabbed 18 on the afternoon. Less than ideal.

Eric Smith

Halfway through OT ... #Raptors haven't scored. Wiz have a Pierce 3 and a Nene dunk. Timeout TOR. 2:20 left, 87-82 #Wizards. #RTZ

Eric Smith

Looked like Lou Will was fouled on a drive / lay in attempt. No call. Wiz back. But nene goes 0/2 FT. TOR still down 85-82.

Eric Koreen

The glass. It remains a problem.

Eric Smith

Wiz begin OT with the ball ... Wall misses 3 ...Wiz get off. reb. Pierce hits 3PT. He hadn't scored since Q3. Raps miss on 1st possession

Eric Smith

Helluva play. Just missed. Off to OT. #RTZ #Raptors @raptors instagram.com/p/1oJ6-Jo295/

Eric Koreen

For better or worse, Lou and Vasquez are not afraid of any shot. We got the spectrum through 48.

Eric Koreen

Would have had to clothesline him for that to be called. RT @Paul Flannery: That was a foul on Porter.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors (4-3) and Wizards (4-4) played the most OT games in the East during reg season. First ever Raps playoff OT

Eric Smith

outstanding play by the #Raptors out of the timeout. Vasquez lobs it to Ross. JUST MISSES tip in. Off to OT. Tied at 82. #RTZ #Wizards

Michael Grange

The refs not calling that contact on TRoss is Karma for all the calls Lou got this year.

Eric Koreen

Ross nearly tips in beautiful pass from Vasquez. Overtime. The first in Raps franchise history in the playoffs.

Eric Smith

Wiz inbound to Wall. Nobody else touches ball. He misses jumper. TOR rebounds. :0.04 sec left for #Raptors. 82-82. Win or OT...? #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

0.4 on the clock. Raptors to inbound. Barring something ridiculous it's OT in Tdot.

Eric Koreen

Calling it: lob to James Johnson for the win.

Payal Doshi

I’m shocked too! RT @LeighEllis: Paul Pierce doesn’t even touch it? Crazy.

Ryan Wolstat

Wittman strikes again. How do you try to end a game with Wall taking a jumper? Raptors actually get a board. 0.04 left or OT.

Eric Koreen

Four tenths of a second left, actually.

Eric Koreen

Wall misses at the buzzer. Overtime. Raptorsian possession.

Ryan Wolstat

The Raptors have zero business winning this game. The Wizards really don’t either.

Eric Smith

COJONES! BIIIIIIIIIIIG COJONES. @Greivis Vasquez ties the game at 82 with :25.4 sec left. Monster straight-away 3PT. #RTZ #Raptors

Eric Koreen

Good game not to be writing on deadline.

Michael Grange

That Greivis shimmy is approved. What is Venezuelan for big cojones?

Eric Smith

CAJONES! BIIIIIIIIIIIG CAJONES. @Greivis Vasquez ties the game at 82 with :25.4 sec left. Monster straight-away 3PT. #RTZ #Raptors

Payal Doshi

Vasquez just became the @raptors saving grace tying the game at 82 all with 25.4 remaining!

Ryan Wolstat

No Sam Cassell dance Greivis?

Eric Koreen

Greivis Vasquez is, uhh, not scared.

Eric Smith

Gooden tried to tap loose ball away from Patterson. LONG Review says it's Wiz ball. Killer. :58.7 sec left, TOR down 82-79. #RTZ #Raptors

Josh Lewenberg

Where to start with this one, win or lose? Rebounding/securing loose balls. Wizards with 52-43 rebounding advantage, 15-9 on offensive glass

Eric Koreen

This is an absurd delay. Finally ends. Wiz ball, as looked clear.

Eric Koreen

Patterson's gotta squeeze that. But it's been that kind of day.

Payal Doshi

Ugh! How did ManU play? RT @Mark Followill: On to the FA Cup Final for Arsenal! And done in time to catch the end of Raptors vs Wizards

Eric Smith

Amir lay in on off. reb ... pulls TOR to within 3. 82-79 Wiz. TOR gets stop on D. Ball goes outta bounds. Play under review ...

Eric Smith

Wall turns the corner, uses his speed, lays it in with the left hand. Wiz up 82-77 with 1:33 to go. TOR timeout. #RTZ #Raptors #Wizards

Eric Koreen

Wall annihilates Lou with no screen.

Eric Smith

Vasquez runner in the lane. 80-77 Wiz. 1:40 to go.

Eric Smith

Lowry just fouled out (7P, 8R, 4A, 2/10 FG); undercut Beal...and Beal bad the bucket. Dagger shot. Beal makes FT too. Wiz up 80-75

Josh Lewenberg

Not a good afternoon for Lowry. He fouls out with 7 points (2-of-10), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 turnovers in 33 minutes.

Eric Koreen

Lowry fouls out on a huge and-one from Beal off a curl. Terrible game from Kyle.

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry’s out. He laid an egg today.

Eric Koreen

But hey, playoffs: Even when it's bad, it's fun.

Eric Koreen

Raps don't deserve this one. Can't really get too excited about the Wiz' merit, either.