Paul Pierce seems to exist for the sole purpose of tormenting the Toronto Raptors.
As a member of the Nets last season, Pierce hit a dagger to beat Toronto in the postseason, and exclaimed “That’s why they got me here!”
Now with the Wizards a year later, Pierce did the exact same thing.
Washington held a three-point lead, and would need to get a shot off with about 17 seconds still remaining. If the Raptors could get a stop and a rebound, they’d have plenty of time to try to tie the game and send it into overtime.
But Pierce would have none of it, and rained home a three-pointer that sealed the Game 3 victory, and essentially ensured that Toronto’s season would be finished.
Just like he did a season ago, Pierce reminded fans that he’s here simply to make plays like these.