“That’s why i’m here!” yelled the 37 year old Paul Pierce after a dagger 3 with 16.3 seconds left. The NBA Champion who came into this series making a lot of noise with his trash talking has backed it up so far as the Wizards took a 3-0 lead over the Raptors in the first round.
“He still is who he is.” said DeMar DeRozan who led the Raptors with 32 (20 in the first quarter).
Pierce finished the game with 18 points – 11 in the 4th on 5 of 9 shooting.
“My adrenaline is through the roof right now. … I’m just enjoying the moment. I love playoff basketball. I love everything about it,” Pierce said. “At this point in my career, I’m savoring these moments, because I don’t know how many more of these moments I’m going to have.”