Jorge Castillo

Wall: "Nene is not complaining about getting the ball in the post or worrying about fouls. He’s playing through it and getting rebounds."

Kris Humphries

Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou

Ben Standig

Drew Gooden explaining his on-court mentality: "Dennis Rodman and Steph Curry. Thats a deadly combination!!"

Ben Standig

Overheard two Raptors talking postgame. "This wasn't our fault tonight...Pierce...nothing we could do about it."

Ben Standig

Pierce: "I'm always ready."

Ben Standig

Raps went 3-0 in regular season. Wizards up 3-0 now. DeRozan with one word why: "Playoffs."

Jorge Castillo

Pierce on playing the 4: “We were saving it for the playoffs.”

Jorge Castillo

Wittman on Pierce: “That’s why we brought him here.”

Chris Miller

First time in franchise history @Washington Wizards have 3-0 series lead.

Andrew Sharp

Wittman's getting a lifetime contract tonight and I don't even care, just make sure Wall and Otto and Pierce get one too

Mike Prada

http://t.co/pKSDwrr8s4

Mike Prada

Raptors vs. Wizards Game 3 results: 3 things we learned as Washington won again sbnation.com/e/8258946?utm_… http://t.co/t18krCN07Y

Andrew Sharp

http://t.co/5doJw6j6Mx

Michael Lee

Paul Pierce: "That's why I'm here." #wizards

Chris Miller

Pierce just said that's why I'm here after that HUGE three

Michael Lee

Paul Pierce is a big meanie #wizards

Ben Standig

And that's why you sign Paul Pierce.

Mike Prada

Gotta beat the crowd to the Wizards’ locker room. RT @Todd_Dybas: Drake is leaving the building. He is being booed.

Mike Prada

Why Doris Burke is the best: She’s constantly noting Marcin Gortat’s effort. His rim protection has been instrumental all series.

Ben Standig

Pro tip: I'd buy into the Otto experience. Now.

Ben Standig

Truth with a 3. Unreal. Wizards pulling away up 98-90 with 1:58 left.

Michael Lee

OTTO spelled backward is OTTO #wizards

Ben Standig

Scorboard showing one of those motivational montages and the fans are BUYING IN LOUDLY.

Mike Prada

Don’t slow down now

Ben Standig

I'm going to ask JT3 if he spoke with Otto before this series started.

Mike Prada

Hated that possession

Rashad Mobley

Otto shot and took that 3-pointer like he's been doing it for years, then he contested DeRozan's shot and forced a miss.

Ben Standig

That matches a season-high 24 points for Gortat.

Ben Standig

Counting that basket.

Mike Prada

Win or lose, I’ve gained respect for DeRozan. Going down with every bullet fired.

Rashad Mobley

It looks like Wall is going to be Tony Stark this second half

Jorge Castillo

Pierce enters game at the 4. 10 seconds later, he hits a 3. 84-80, Wizards.

Rashad Mobley

DeRozan is awake again and so is Pierce who STILL should be getting the ball more given the way he's shooting in his limited looks.

Ben Standig

Just discussing with @Todd_Dybas that Pierce should enter seeing as Raps have one big out there. Pierce enters and hits a 3.

Mike Prada

Alright, let’s get Pierce in for Drew and spread them out.

Ben Standig

Dreeeeeeew Gooden with a driving scoop layup like hes Dr. J or something.

Jorge Castillo

DeRozan hit with the tech after he pushed Porter, who blocked his shot then said something.

Ben Standig

Wiz often feed Gortat early, but then his shot attempts dry up. Not tonight. Went 5 of 6 in 1Q. Now 10 of 13 for 22 points. #FeedTheMachine

Chris Miller

Otto never said a word just looked at DeRozan after blocking his shot. #nonverbaltrashtalk

Zac Boyer

The Rangers have defeated the Penguins in overtime to win the series. They'll await the Capitals/Islanders winner.

Ben Standig

Otto talking junk after blocking DeRozan. Wow.

Mike Prada

Tweet I may regret later: I think they got this

Ben Standig

No free chicken. At least Wizards are winning.

Rashad Mobley

The ball has to get out of Wall's hands much quicker. The Wizards are starting to get predictable on offense again.

Ben Standig

Wizards bench with 14 points. The real note here is that Raps reserve with 11. Toronto has lots more firepower off the bench.

Ben Standig

End of 3Q: Wizards 72 Raptors 70. Gortat (20 and 10 reb) an Wall (12 and 11 ast) both with double-doubles. DeRozan with 26

Mike Prada

Feel like the Wizards have missed shots they often make. Not terribly concerned. Maybe I should be

Mike Prada

Wizards’ offense turning back into a pumpkin

Ben Standig

You know how everyone wants Beal to shoot more 3's? Of his 11 attempts, nine from beyond the arc.

Jorge Castillo

Raptors take the lead, 68-67.

Michael Lee

Drew Gooden really likes this end of the basket. Now he's tipping in shots for #raptors

Ben Standig

DeRozan makes a shot, in comes the DeRozan stopper.

Ben Standig

That's DeRozan's first basket since 1:56 left in the 1Q. Had missed 10 straight.

Ben Standig

Yes, Plus-minus often a bogus stat, but at +13, Otto Porter more than double any player in the game.

Jorge Castillo

DeRozan/Lowry shooting a combined 10 for 32. They're now 30 for 90 this series.

Chris Miller

Kyle Lowry tonight: 2/3 FG to start game 0/9 FG since…. currently 2/12 FG with 6:17 left in 3rd quarter. #WizRaptors

Michael Lee

You think James Harden saw Stephen Curry last night?

Rashad Mobley

Pierce may have had that last 3-point shot waved off, but it still went in, which means he's feeling it, which means he needs to ball more.

Ben Standig

Haven't seen Drake in his seat for a bit. Thought you should know.

Michael Lee

#raptors need Kyle Lowry to be aggressive but that doesn't mean take whatever terrible shot becomes available

Ben Standig

Lowry has missed eight straight shots. That's two better than DeRozan. 0 for 10 after 8 for 10 start.

Rashad Mobley

Lowry is struggling so badly, he could not even exploit Nene defending him out on the perimeter

Jorge Castillo

Nene just denied Lowry the ball successfully like 10 feet beyond the 3-pt line.

Mike Prada

Awesome little wrinkle there. Usually Beal screens for Nene, but this time he cleared out and Nene slipped behind the front

Mike Prada

The Wizards are the team getting layups and threes The Raptors are shooting all mid-range jumpers Life is weird

Jorge Castillo

And just like that Gortat picks up his 3rd foul. Nene and Pierce also have 3.

Rashad Mobley

Pierce opened the half with a contested three, which means he just might have the hot hand. Wall needs to get him the ball

Ben Standig

Does Wall get an assist for that?!?!?

Mike Prada

This may sound drastic, but if the Wizards go small again, Raptors may want to think about going super-small and putting DeRozan at the 4

Michael Lee

Marcin Gortat has 8 FGs - 6 have been the result of a John Wall assist #wizards

Jorge Castillo

Wall/Gortat PnR killing the Raptors. Gooden or Pierce at the 4 opens that up. Wizards up 54-48 at half.

Ben Standig

Halftime: Wizards 54 Raptors 48. Gortat 17 on 8-10 FG. Wall 8 and 9. Wiz 18 assists on 20 FG. DeRozan 22, but 0-4 FG in 2Q.

Mike Prada

I’d prefer “John Wall is dropping dimes like someone with too much change in his pocket,” but that analogy works too

Rashad Mobley

Otto Porter has shaken off the nut shot, and is now playing ballsy defense on DeRozan

Mike Prada

Man, that was some great defense by Otto. Ball denial, shot contest. He’s been special on that end

Jorge Castillo

Otto Porter really is the DeMar DeRozan Stopper tho.

Ben Standig

If the Gladiators had played basketball it would have looked like Gortat against Valanciunas.

Jorge Castillo

Jonas Valanciunas has had better sequences.

Ben Standig

No foul trouble so Witt going with tight 8-man rotation. No Seraphin sighting.

Ben Standig

Tied 48-48 with 1:54 left in 2Q. Things to note: Inc. Games 1 and 2, Raptors 1-19 all-time when trailing at halftime.

Michael Lee

Paul Pierce with the old man's old man move #wizards

Ben Standig

Thats DeRozan's first points this quarter after scoring 20 in the 1st.

Jorge Castillo

Actually, it's been a 9-2 run since Wall checked in.

Mike Prada

Very nice of ESPN to cut out Dwane Casey’s sad faces after his team didn’t actually get any stops

Rashad Mobley

It looks like Wall thought about the hero 3-pointer, then opted to hit Gortat with a pass, which led to one of two FTs made.

Ben Standig

Kyle Lowry struggling with his shot again. Started 2 of 3 (both makes from 3). Missed last five

Rashad Mobley

The USA chants have begun here at the Verizon Center. I guess those people will not be attending the All-Star game next year in Toronto.