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Wizards Complete 4-0 Sweep Over Raptors

Wizards Complete 4-0 Sweep Over Raptors
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Wizards Complete 4-0 Sweep Over Raptors

The Washington Wizards made history by registering their maiden 4-0 sweep during the NBA playoffs over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,356. Paul Pierce led from the front and left the Verizon Center floor receiving a standing ovation.

The Wizards cruised to a comfortable 125-94 win in the Eastern Conference playoff series, driving the crowd to cheers and ecstasy as Pierce gave finishing touches to the series victory with a trio of 3-pointers in the third quarter.

“I don’t know if anybody really picked us to beat Toronto in this series, especially without home-court advantage,” a relieved Pierce pointed out after the game.

Marcin Gortat scored 21 points and 11 rebounds. “I don’t think Game 4 was really that tough, like everybody was saying it was going to be,” he said after reaching the next phase.

The Wizards’ team effort is evident in the score-sheet as six of them scored double digits, Bradly Beal, for instance, notching up 23 points and Pierce adding 14.

Veteran Pierce, 37, said after Game 2 and Game 3 that he wouldn’t prefer to visit Toronto for Game 5. So his side wrapped it up in Game 4 only, maintaining complete dominance all throughout against the opponents.

The Wizards led by 16 points in the first quarter, 20 in second and blasted the Raptors in the third, registering a 32-point lead at 102-70 while entering the final.

“It was just embarrassing,” Toronto’s Patrick Patterson said after bowing out. “It was horrific. It was a letdown. It was just ugly.”

The Wizards, 5th seed, now await the winners between 8th seed Brooklyn and No 1 Atlanta. The Hawks currently lead 2-1.

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