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Watch Drake grab Paul Pierce’s arm before late-game inbounds play

Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors

Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors

Dave Sandford

DeMar DeRozan had just put on his moves, gotten to the elbow and drained the jumper that put Toronto up 95-93 with 12.9 seconds remaining. Washington called a timeout to advance the ball and draw up a play; they still were going to have one shot at sending the game into overtime (or maybe getting the win).

Paul Pierce came over to the sidelines to inbound the ball, and Drake reached out and grabbed his arm.

It’s done before Pierce is handed the ball, so it doesn’t impact the play. Pretty clearly, Drake was just trying to be that guy who is everybody’s friend and can joke around with them. Even at inappropriate times.

But the best part was Pierce was having none of it.

He pushed him off with an “I’m working here” look. None of which Drake seems to grasp.

Washington missed the shot, and Toronto picked up the win, 95-93. That’s the second Raptors win over the Wizards in two weeks.