Paul Pierce yelled “series” after his late corner three. That didn’t work out.

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When Paul Pierce banked in a game-winning shot to give the Wizards a Game 3 win over the Hawks, he told the television cameras he didn’t call “bank” he called “game.”

He tried to step that up a notch when he hit this three to put the Wizards up one with 8.3 seconds left.

Pierce knows how to talk. Except, there were 8.3 seconds on the clock. The game and the series were not over thanks to Al Horford.

With John Wall back, the Wizards still have a legit shot to win this series. But Pierce and the Wizards need to make sure they have the last nail in the coffin before talking again.