TORONTO -- The five points and five rebounds from Otto Porter in Game 1 don't begin to explain the impact he had in his real first playoff appearance for the Wizards.
Defense wins championships. The phrase is often repeated during this time of year.
TORONTO -- Name the shot -- a floater, a layup, a pull-up or a three-pointer -- and John Wall and Bradley Beal bricked it in Saturday's Game 1 with the Toronto Raptors.
TORONTO -- Like any good villain, Paul Pierce is aware of how to play the game.
TORONTO -- It's not that the Wizards have lost to the Toronto Raptors three times this season, but that their futility goes back even to 2014-15 when they lost three of four meetings.