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PBT Extra matchup to watch: Can Toronto keep Paul Pierce quiet on the court?

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Washington Wizards’ Paul Pierce (34) and Otto Porter react during overtime in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Toronto. The Wizards won 93-86 in overtime. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT


Paul Pierce trolled Toronto (maybe all of Canada) with his comments saying the Wizards were not the least bit intimidated by the Raptors. That Toronto strikes fear in the hearts of nobody.

The problem for the Raptors: Pierce backed it up on the court. He scored 20 points and had a key three in overtime.

The war of words has started, but the Raptors need to find a way to keep Pierce quiet on the court first and foremost.