Chris Miller

Raptor fires back at Pierce's trash talk: 'It’s just like...Viagra' csnwashington.com/basketball-was…

Zac Boyer

Grubauer leads the Capitals onto the ice for warm-ups.

Ben Standig

Caps tweeps, SAT-esque question for you. In terms of other sports, drop off from Holtby to Grubauer is like xx to xx?

Zac Boyer

The #Caps announce Braden Holtby will not play in Game 2 because of an illness. Philipp Grubauer will start.

Zac Boyer

If #Caps go with Grubauer, which appears likely, it makes sense. Hershey is in a division race; Peters hasn't played since March 28.

Mike Prada

We’ve put out so much playoff stuff the last three days. Check @SBNationNBA’s feed for everything.

Jorge Castillo

The Wizards own the 19th and 49th picks in June’s draft.

Zac Boyer

Trotz on Holtby: "You'll have to see at warm-ups." Back-up plan? "We have a plan. Let's focus on Braden right now."

Jorge Castillo

Feel like I should download the Drizzy keyboard before I get on this flight.

Jorge Castillo

More ESPN people have picked the Wizards to win than last year. Not too many more tho: wpo.st/vGKD0

Jorge Castillo

I've written words on the Wizards-Raptors series. Go here if you wanna read them: washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/

Jorge Castillo

Also, Beal called Pierce an "oracle" today. So, there's that.

Mike Prada

Pierce at the 4 for big minutes makes me a little more optimistic. Still not especially high on the Wizards’ chances, though.

Jorge Castillo

Having Pierce at the 4 also gives Washington the option of switching more on defense, which is what the Nets did last yr vs. Toronto.

Jorge Castillo

Random: I'd be shocked if the Wizards don't use Pierce at the 4. Think we're going to see it quite a bit.

Ben Standig

Bovada lists the Wizards as slight underdog (+160) against the Raptors (-190) in the series.

Chris Miller

Which @Washington Wizards player has to bring his A game the entire series with @Toronto Raptors to win and why? @CSNWizards #WizardsTalk #WizRaptors

Ben Standig

Just realizing that Rob Ford is no longer the mayor of Toronto. Bummer for those of us looking for easy blog posts.

Zac Boyer

The #Caps have signed winger Riley Barber to a three-year entry-level contract for next season. Drafted in 2012, Barber was at Miami (Ohio).

Michael Lee

Charles Barkley on #wizards: "I don’t think they’re going to beat the Raptors...They regressed, to me, this year." wapo.st/1NYmJb5

Mike Prada

I wrote 16 in-depth profiles of each playoff team. Read them all here. sbnation.com/nba-playoffs-2… http://t.co/6Mes3bUj0M

Zac Boyer

Braden Holtby is "under the weather," but is expected to be in goal for the #Caps' Game 2: washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/…

Mike Prada

All Mark Cuban’s doing is giving a meaner version of the Rockets’ MVP case for Harden. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/17/… http://t.co/J2R1GPv8VR

Ben Standig

Stretch-y Kris Humphries doing things at shootaround #WizardsTwitter will love instagram.com/p/1lU_xzBvD0/

Mike Prada

I too am excited about watching Big Baby vs. Boris Diaw. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/17/… http://t.co/c49JD8PWu9

Jorge Castillo

Pierce on scouting Raps: "We got a lot of guys that don’t pick up things quick. So 2 get 2 or 3 days is really going 2 work 2 our advantage"

Mike Prada

NEW LIMITED UPSIDE w/ @seth_rosenthal. We go through each series and imagine the Clips pissing off the Spurs sbnation.com/e/8207374?utm_…

Michael Lee

John Wall, Bradley Beal ready to lead #wizards into playoffs. "The team follows us & we have to be the ones to do it” wapo.st/1OiXLy1

Zac Boyer

Trotz, on what's been bothering Holtby: "None of your business." Said he felt under the weather in Game 1, was why he missed yesterday.

Zac Boyer

Justin Peters said he's been told that Braden Holtby will play tonight. We'll see.

Ted Leonsis

Mystics Draft a Stretch Four dlvr.it/9RD1pL

Michael Lee

ICYMI: LeBron James, John Wall & others on ‘devastating’ Thabo Sefolosha injury, NYPD arrest & Chris Copeland: wapo.st/1b7C5sP #NBA

Michael Lee

The final #NBA Power Rankings are out...& only 16 teams matter: #warriors enter playoffs as title favorite: wapo.st/1aDqZum

Bradley Beal

" Show me your friends and I'll show you your future." Please be careful who you give your heart to. Have a blessed day!!

Zac Boyer

Korn putting Peters and Grubauer through the same drills, pre-morning skate, that Holtby and Peters went through Wednesday.

Zac Boyer

Mitch Korn on the ice at KCI speaking with Justin Peters and Philipp Grubauer.

Zac Boyer

The Capitals have recalled Philipp Grubauer from Hershey. Rather odd timing. Braden Holtby didn't participate in optional yesterday.

Ben Standig

Mystics selecting Dayton's @allymalott in the @WNBA draft wasn't a random choice, but one four years in the making. bit.ly/1Im3Qbr

Ben Standig

Paul Pierce elaborates on the Raptors and the lacking 'It' factor. Just a misunderstanding. Truth or... bit.ly/1FRJJz1 #WizardsTalk

Ben Standig

NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Who's in, who's out, who's debating and a stretchy pick for the Wizards. bit.ly/1CVYRt6 #WizardsTalk

Ben Standig

Teams consistently in my TL far more than expected: Denver Nuggets, New York Cosmos, New York Mets, Miami Dolphins.

Rashad Mobley

Key Legislature: Wizards 108 at Cavs 113 — Meaning for the Meaningless: truthaboutit.net/2015/04/wizard… via @Truth_About_It

Ben Standig

NCAA Tourney sensation RJ Hunter getting his funny and bold on. twitter.com/RJH_22/status/…

Ben Standig

Random tweet: John Krasinski so good job playing a low key character on The Office, yet tries too hard on his TV appearances.

John Wall

Relax Nite at the movies !! http://t.co/jIgyTECd7N

Ben Standig

First time I listen to @bomani_jones's new radio show and it's @Michael Lee on touting Scandal. Also some LeBron stuff.

Ben Standig

I know it's the TV show. Then again... twitter.com/TrendsDC/statu…

Michael Lee

SuperKobe http://t.co/uRHzJ1FqNY (via @Steve_OS)

Andrew Sharp

Hey I was just kidding earlier. You never have to turn on your television if you don't want to.

Ben Standig

Bill Clinton once defined the meaning of "is." On Thursday, Paul Pierce clarified his use of "it." #WizardsTalk ow.ly/LIKuB

Mike Prada

You can find all 16 of my NBA Playoffs team previews here. sbnation.com/nba-playoffs-2… http://t.co/Zt6tNL079N

Jorge Castillo

Here's something on Bradley Beal and his battle to become more aggressive with a great video from @PostTV: wpo.st/eEDD0

Mike Prada

Spurs preview. As much as I love Kawhi, can he step up offensively in the playoffs? sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/AopmgiBHox

Mike Prada

Blazers preview. Want to believe, but they’re too banged-up. Also examples of bad Lillard D sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/g9zMuk28cQ

Mike Prada

Grizzlies preview. Think they’re dangerous (if healthy), but can’t let this happen. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/haJqinUkG8

Casey Philip

Awesome behind the scenes experience for tonight's @TBLightning Social Captain Gerald McCoy. #wearethethunder http://t.co/niuXUTkwFA

Casey Philip

If this @TBBuccaneers Gerald McCoy video he just shot for the @TBLightning doesn't get you pumped idk what will! http://t.co/YQ7Xwrgxzc

Mike Prada

Clippers preview. Really conflicted about this team. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/cfTD9YKxlJ

Ben Standig

Just as Greivis Vasquez returns to face the Wizards. twitter.com/allmetsports/s…

Michael Lee

Kevin Durant's high school, Montrose Christian, no longer considers basketball a "top priority": wapo.st/1CQRpAH (via @mgiannotto)

Andrew Sharp

Whenever they retire we need Kobe and Pierce to host an NBA talk show on HBO where they just curse out the entire league every Sunday night.

Mike Prada

Rockets preview. Been skeptical all year but they keep proving me wrong. (Also: I’m pro Harden’s chef celebration) sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/…

Mike Prada

Warriors preview. Still think they’re the team to beat. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/3T8dm4Ne4R

Mike Prada

Nets preview. Over/under 0.5 victories in the playoffs? I’m taking the under. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/0XBI1C8hK0

Michael Lee

Why should #wizards be encouraged entering playoffs? John Wall was good all year, Bradley Beal is coming on strong: wapo.st/1OiXLy1

Mike Prada

Celtics preview. Not sure I see a competitive series, but it’s been a fun run. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/clvHPKPYmd

Mike Prada

Bucks preview. Would have liked their chances more if they played Toronto. But this defense sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/HSoPUzFXW3

Mike Prada

Wizards preview. Oh god this spacing. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/g46zYlCsHs

Mike Prada

Raptors preview. Think they should be thrilled they fell to the 4 seed. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/bdcN7ioHEi

Michael Lee

Great work by @Jorge Castillo on Bradley Beal's struggle to be aggressive, packaged nicely w/ @PostTV video: wapo.st/1J8tgsV #wizards

Mike Prada

Bulls preview. Here’s why Chicago should stop playing three bigs at once. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/6vlDeQeLbs

Jorge Castillo

Pierce: "There’s nothing like playoff basketball. The intensity, the smell of the popcorn, the national televised games every night."

Rashad Mobley

God bless @questlove for trying to get Bill Withers to "walk on that stage" again http://t.co/NDtJbcygEO

Mike Prada

Cavs preview. They’re the East favorite in my mind, but I worry about crunch-time offense. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/DBVTRFgQW4

Ben Standig

Last Wizard practicing. #HumpDay http://t.co/DFqJ7M4hHF

Andrew Sharp

Does the new HGH testing mean Westbrook has to stop eating uranium for breakfast and injecting lead into his bloodstream?

Mike Prada

The Hawks aren’t getting enough respect, but I worry teams can exploit some defensive issues. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… http://t.co/e2MtQq7fjo

Mike Prada

You’ll have to forgive me the next few hours. Tweeting each of the 16 playoff previews. sbnation.com/nba-playoffs-2… http://t.co/nYLrAt5PKA

Jorge Castillo

Porter said the ankle is fine.

Michael Lee

LeBron James: "I understand the target that we have on our back as athletes & the jealousy that comes from that sometimes when you’re out."

Ben Standig

Wittman said Otto and Nene are good to go.

Michael Lee

LeBron James, John Wall & others react to ‘devastating’ Thabo Sefolosha injury, NYPD arrest & Chris Copeland: wapo.st/1b7C5sP #NBA

Rashad Mobley

So Britt apologized and mentioned that high road that was previously occupied by Denny Green. Lets get back to Star Wars and Scott Brooks.

Ben Standig

Pierce also copped to team discussions about using him as a stretch 4 this series. Yes, I know.

Jorge Castillo

Pierce said he played some 4 at practice today. Wittman told him to be ready for it.

Ben Standig

Otherwise PP praised the Raps, especially their ability to penetrate. Tough defensive challenge.

Jorge Castillo

Pierce made it a point to give Raptors credit. “Not to take anything from Toronto. They’re a great team in their own way.”

Ben Standig

Pierce clarified his Toronto lacks the "it" comment. Basically, Raps lack that stud (LeBron, etc) who can take over a series solo.

Jorge Castillo

Pierce clarified his “It” comment on Raptors. Said he meant that they and other East teams don’t have the superstars to take over games.

Andrew Sharp

Anthony Davis and everything that's great about the playoffs grantland.com/the-triangle/a…

Ben Standig

No Garrett Temple for Game 1. Sounds shaky he'd be available for round 1 at all, at least not early.

Mike Prada

We made a playoff bracket for you. sbnation.com/a/nba-playoffs… And I did 16 in-depth team previews sbnation.com/nba-playoffs-2… http://t.co/S6BIe4vAtB