FIRST ROUND: RAPTORS - NETS GAME 1
Final: Raptors 87, Nets 94
Paul Pierce and the veteran-laden Brooklyn Nets took over down the stretch to gain the upper hand in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Toronto Raptors, coming through with a 94-87 Game 1 victory at a raucous Air Canada Centre.
Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final three minutes, part of a 19-11 game-ending run that put away the upstart Raptors in their first playoff game since 2008. Joe Johnson and Deron Williams contributed 24 apiece to help Brooklyn draw first blood in a contentious series.
Shouldn’t have been talking shit.
"This is why I’m here." —Paul Pierce
Yooooooooo interning for Tumblr in the city would be clutchhhhhh
There is a strong suspicion that it was a member of the ESPN crew that made the mistake, which resulted in the Raptors and Brooklyn Nets playing the final 18 minutes of the game with public address announcer Herbie Kuhn counting down the shot clock.
The Raptors said that someone from outside of the organization trying to fix an electrical problem caused the game clocks and shot clocks to go out during Game 1.
“That shot clock did throw me off,” Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan said.
(on his move from Europe to Rockland County, NY at the age of 12) “I had an accent. High school was tough a little bit for a few years. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be good-looking. I wanted to be popular. I spent a lot of time thinking, ‘What are these people going to think of me?”
WAIT I JUST LEARNED THE FUCKING WINTER SOLDIER IS A RUTGERS ALUM AND WENT TO MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HOLY SHIT