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.
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
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
Wizards @ Raptors
Air Canada Centre - Wed 4/22