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.
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.
LeBron James sat out the season finale and the Cavs defeated the Wizards in overtime 113-108.
LeBron sits, Cavaliers edge Wizards 113-108 in overtime
The "NBA Tonight" crew breaks down the first-round matchup between the Raptors and Wizards.
LeBron James will sit out and Kyrie Irving will play in the Cavaliers' regular-season finale against the Wizards on Wednesday, Cleveland coach David Blatt said before the game.
Keep track of every NBA playoff series all postseason long.
NBA analyst Tim Legler joins the "Mike & Mike" show to discuss Wizards small forward Paul Pierce's revealing comments about his time with the Nets and some of his current teammates on the Wizards.
The playoff destiny, the one that was bleak last week, is right there for the Pacers, but how much will they have left for the Grizzlies?
SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: The Pacers moved a full game ahead of the Nets in the Eastern Conference playoff standings with their 99-95 double-overtime win over the Wizards.
Ex-Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce blasted his former team in an interview with ESPN.com's Jackie MacMullan, calling his one year with the franchise "horrible."
Pacers survive scare with 99-95 double OT win over Wizards
Washington coach Randy Wittman says forward Nene will not play Tuesday night at Indiana.
George missed the first 76 games this season with a leg injury
Here are the most important postseason scenarios for the Pacers and Grizzlies before the regular-season finale.
Veteran Wizards forward Paul Pierce weighs in on the ups and downs of his long NBA career.
Wizards guard Garrett Temple aggravated his right hamstring injury.
John Wall had 24 points and nine assists, along with 10 turnovers, in Washington's 108-99 win over Atlanta.
Wall's 24 and 9 lead Wizards past 2nd-string Hawks 108-99
Wizards @ Raptors
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