The Raptors caught fire in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but the Wizards proved too much in a 93-86 victory.
Bruce Bowen discusses what the Toronto Raptors can learn from their Game 1 loss to the Wizards.
Bradley Beal talks about the leadership Paul Pierce shows and how Pierce has helped him improve his game.
Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime as the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Paul Pierce talks about how happy he is with the Wizards' performance against the Raptors in Game 1 and how he was able to make sure he would be healthy in the playoffs.
Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez drains a 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the Wizards.
Wizards guard John Wall blocked Raptors guard Kyle Lowry's shot near the end of the first quarter.
For the second straight year, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri swore during a fan rally prior to the team's postseason opener.
Paul Pierce scored 20 points to lead the Wizards to an overtime win against the Raptors in Game 1.
Getting over last year's first-round loss was tough, but the Raptors are ready to prove themselves against Paul Pierce and the Wizards.
An all-access look at the Eastern Conference playoff teams as they get ready for the challenges that lie ahead, with a focus on the Hawks, Wizards, Bucks and Cavs.
Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning detail how to bet the 2015 NBA playoffs, including Vegas rankings, best bets and picks for every series.
SG DeMar DeRozan and PG Kyle Lowry need to play well at the same time so the Raptors can have a chance to move on to the second round.
Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts which East teams will advance to Round 2.
ESPN New York' Ohm Youngmisuk reacts to how the Toronto Raptors are responding to Paul Pierce's comment that they don't have the "it" that makes you worried.
Raptors GM Masai Ujiri wasn't pleased with Paul Pierce's comments about the Raptors, but DeMar DeRozan said they don't "really need [Pierce's] comments as motivation."
Amin Elhassan and Bradford Doolittle break down the Washington Wizards-Toronto Raptors Eastern Conference playoff matchup with expert scouting and advanced statistical analysis.
Who will win the East? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series in the East and picks the eventual conference champ.
Kyle Lowry had 26 points, seven assists and four rebounds in Toronto's 92-87 win over Charlotte.
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said he feels good heading into the postseason.
Kyle Lowry leads Raptors to record 49th win
During the Hornets versus Raptors game, referee Joey Crawford trips over his feet and hits the court.
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Raptors SG DeMar DeRozan experienced tightness to his groin area and lucky for him it doesn't look like a serious injury.
DeMar DeRozan's steady improvement sees the Raptors looking to thrive during their second straight season in the playoffs.
Raptors vs Wizards
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