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Isiah Thomas on Wall: even if the coach calls the play for you at the end of the game you gotta know that Pierce is hot & give it to Pierce
This may be too harsh, but one reason the Pelicans' defense underachieves is that Davis isn't all the way there yet as a defender.
The Pelicans' best lineup so far today didn't have either Anderson or Asik
Pelicans have a problem. The game is way too fast for Asik and the Warriors can go small and negate Anderson.
Humphries is healthy. Looks like Gortat’s early foul trouble changed things up a bit.
Casey on Pierce: "It wasn't like he executed at the 4 some miraculous play to hurt us. It was offensive rebounding and he got it back."
Casey says randomness off hustle plays (i.e. offensive boards) led to Pierce's 2Q outburst.
Alexis Ajinca on Curry is ... not ideal
Just caught up in this game. Asik getting roasted in p&r coverage. Warriors switching so many screens, which is confusing NO
Wittman essentially saying Gortat's 2 early fouls led to scrapping rotation plan and Seraphin's minutes. Said Hump healthy.
And Wall/Beal went 11 for 41.
Otto often gave Wittman an excuse to sit him. Intensity lacked. Not today. Provided that wing D on DeRozan and hustle plays galore.
Wizards win another road Game 1. Randy Wittman is a Wizard.
Neither team will play that badly again....right?
Wizards take Game 1, 93-86 in overtime. Wizards now 6-1 on the road in the playoffs going back to last year.
The Wizards are about to win a playoff game in which John Wall and Bradley Beal are shooting a combined 11 for 41.
Major fail if no reporter asks Pierce whether he punched Otto pre-game. Otto played with consistent purpose throughout.
Love seeing Otto Porter play well. A couple huge offensive rebounds in this OT. Pulling for the guy.
One month ago, Otto Porter wasn't in the rotation. Now he's hitting floaters in OT in a playoff game.
Nene's 13 rebounds his most since March 13 --- of 2013.
Buckhantz going to lose his mind up in here with these 5-seconds counts.
Earlier this week, the Wizards played in a double OT game that didn't crack 90 after 1st OT. They might make history today.
Whoever ran off LouWill (couldn't see) got away with a big mistake
Big Brazilian with the big jam. Also, Nene's second double-double since Jan. 9.
Finally, some Wall/Pierce two-man action.
Try driving, Nene
Paul Pierce sinks a 3. Stunning.
No Lowry for the Raptors. Wizards going with Nene at center. Wall/Beal/Porter/Pierce/Nene.
Great D by Otto Porter. Prevented Terrence Ross from leaving feet & batted away ball with left hand. Game still going to OT for some reason
Would have been sadly poetic if the Raptors beat the Wizards on the same backdoor lob play the Wiz used to beat Orlando earlier this year
That would've been catastrophic. OT.
Wall seems angry at Gortat, but can't tell if it's because he didn't screen or because he shouldn't have screened.
0.4 seconds left.
Not a bad shot, just a poor play call by the Wizards but that's the exact same quarter-ending play we've seen all season
Unreal. 47 minutes of great planning wasted by 1 min of standing still and hoping a long-two falls.
That was, um, not a good play out of a timeout. But Wittman and Wall mad about somebody else not doing what they were supposed to.
That was entirely predictable
This is why Pierce is here. Give him the shot.
Vasquez might've broken the shimmy record there.
So many good tweaks and adjustments from the norm by Wittman this game. Yet the slow-down, end of quarter iso plays that never worked stays.
Hated that possesion for Wiz more than Tandler hates memocking ILB to Skins.
Greivis Vasquez doing it for Montrose Christian.
Otto back in for Gooden.
Call overturned after long delay. Wizards ball.
Based on this lengthy delay I'm assuming refs will say Dez Bryant didn't make a catch.
Think that's Wizards ball.
Gooden missed that shot, but he was wide open after the ball went down low to Gortat first. The Wizards should run that play again
Gortat is always going to throw that pass out. The issue is putting Gooden in his line of sight.
Holtby said he's past the point of being contagious. Was on the ice for about 45 minutes today.
Holtby said his malady has passed, doesn't see any reason why he won't be able to play tomorrow in Game 3.
Real MVP for Wizards? Patrick Patterson kidnapper. 0 for 2, zero points in 2H.
Gortat went to one side, Wall went to the other.
Kyle Lowry fouls out on Beal's jumper. Lowry = 7 pts on 2/10, 8r, 4a.
Kyle Lowry just fouled out, which might not be great for the Wizards.
Lou Williams bringing it. Wizards probably shouldn't leave him open.
Bradley Beal was staring at the bench on that curl. What a horrible breakdown.
Gortat is doing the dirty work in the paint, someone should get him the ball at least once.
Not a coincidence that Toronto's played better without Lowry. He was forcing it far too much.
Pierce huddles the team and tugs on jerseys.
Williams hits a huge 3 but Amir Johnson called for the illegal pick on Wall. Big call.
Why are the Wizards taking 14 seconds to do something????
Great read by Otto, saw that pass coming all the way.
Wizards have zero interior D going on now. Raps scoring in the paint. Marcin Gortat still hasn't played in 4Q against Raps this season.
Wall and Beal in Game 1 vs. Bulls last year: 7/25. Game 1 today: 8/28.
Gortat got off the bench a possession too late.
Ramon Sessions hits the deck with impact of QB getting sacked. His teammates rush over to help him up...
Lowry's been horrible.
What the Raptors need right now. http://t.co/27ushBuWfB