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Wiebe. "This is what I have been
WASHINGTON - The leadership Paul Pierce was supposed to supply to the Wizards was wasted when he was tossed before halftime in his first home game with Washington on Saturday.The way Otto Porter played in the second half, it didnt matter.Starting the third quarter in place of Pierce, Porter — essentially a nonfactor last season as a rookie No. 3 overall draft pick — scored 19 of his career-high 21 points in the second half of the Wizards 108-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.Given the way matters transpired with Pierce and Porter, the Wizards players and coaches had trouble deciding who should get the game ball.We said Otto, guard Garrett Temple said. And then I looked and said it needs to be Paul. Because if it werent for Paul, Otto wouldnt be playing. He was laughing. He said, Yeah, I did it on purpose, man. I wanted yall to get hype.Porter played the entire second half and finished 7 for 11 from the field and 6 for 7 from the free-throw line. His previous career high was 13 points in this seasons opener, and he never reached double digits last season. Last year, fans chanted his name to urge the coaches to put him in the game. On Saturday, they chanted it to celebrate a breakout performance.(Pierce) took one for the team, arguing a call, Porter said. But at the same time, I knew, hey, its an opportunity to step up.Nene added 22 points, and Marcin Gortat had 20 points as Washingtons frontcourt size overwhelmed the speed of the youthful Bucks.But it was the 37-year-old Pierce who displayed immaturity when he complained and received back-to-back technical fouls for disputing a clear-path call with 7 seconds remaining in the first half.Pierce took his protest even further, taking a seat on the Wizards bench instead of heading for the locker room. One of the game officials, Jason Phillips, gestured for Pierce to leave, but Pierce stayed in his seat. Only after Washington coach Randy Wittman also gestured did Pierce get up and walk toward the tunnel, escorted by a team security official.Pierce left the locker room before reporters were allowed to enter after the game, and the team did not make him available for comment.Wittman said the clear-path foul on Pierce was a good call, but Pierce didnt realize it at the time because he didnt know there was a Bucks player further down court.He lost his composure a little bit, Wittman said. I didnt think he deserved the second (technical), I think that was too quick. He deserved the first one. I think he was trying to get one, to be honest with you, and the second one was uncalled for.John Wall had 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Wizards. Temple, starting while Bradley Beal recovers from broken wrist, also played the entire second half and finished with a career-high 18 points.Brandon Knight scored 24 points and Jerryd Bayless had 20 for the Bucks, who never led and committed 28 turnovers. Milwaukee had turnovers from 10 players in the first half alone.I think one part of the process is understanding that we deserve to win just like any other team in this league, Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. We have to believe that we can win. We cant just go out there and play with energy and effort.___REPLAY DELAYWittman blamed Pierces technicals in part on the lengthy video review of the clear-path foul.I thought this new replay system was supposed to be fast, Wittman said. That might have been the slowest replay for a breakaway foul that Ive ever seen. And, once you see it, it wouldnt take you but a second to say thats a breakaway.MORE TECHSWall and O.J. Mayo were among a scrum of players exchanging unpleasantries near the end of the third quarter, and were both assessed technicals. After the period ended, Kidd was whistled for a tech.TIP-INSBucks: The Bucks have lost 16 straight on the road.Wizards: Despite coming off one of their most successful seasons in decades, the Wizards were about 2,000 fans shy of a sellout for their home opener.UP NEXTBucks: at Indiana on Tuesday.Wizards: at New York on Tuesday.___Follow Joseph White on Twitter: . Colton Sissons also scored for Milwaukee (19-12-8), which went ahead with a two-goal third period. Wade MacLeod and Greg McKegg replied for Toronto (23-12-4). . -- Damian Lillard couldnt believe when he got a clear look at the rim. . Weise will have his hearing with the NHL head office over the phone, while the league has requested an in-person hearing with Kassian. Oilers centre Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after getting hit with a high stick from Kassian in Edmontons 5-2 win. . Bryce Harper? He also came into Wednesday without a long ball and hadnt driven in a run. He was hitting .160, had nearly three times as many strikeouts as hits and was dropped to seventh in the batting order. . And follow right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie.GLASGOW, Scotland - Canadian wrestlers earned two gold medals and a bronze Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games. Ottawas Erica Wiebe claimed gold in the womens 75-kilogram event, and later Korey Jarvis won gold in the mens 125-kilo competition. Wiebe won all four of her matches, capping her run by defeating Indian wrestler Jyoti by pinfall. She also beat Englands Sophie Edwards, Cameroons Annabel Ali and Nigerias Blessing Onyebuchi on points. "To win in a high pressure situation was big," said Wiebe. "I was feeling it today, I was feeling the pressure and I put a lot on myself, but this is what I need going into the next two years I need to continue to win and continue to win in situations like this." Ali won silver while Onyebuchi took bronze. "When I won it was emotional," said Wiebe. "This is what I have been thinking about and dreaming about. It was awesome to have that moment for myself, the first time that I did this at a big event," said Wiebe. "I have never had my anthem played so I was thinking about that before I went out there and that is what I was wrestling for today.ddddddddddddquot; Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar in the mens 125-kilo final, outscoring the Indian 3-0. "I didnt get as much offence going as what I would have wanted to," said Jarvis. "I thought I would have been able to move him a lot more, but he is a pretty big guy and pretty solid in his position, but I ended up persevering." Jarvis was a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi. "It was a tight win, but it was too long," he said. "The silver medal in Delhi haunted my dreams, glad I got the gold here." Tomar took silver, while Englands Chinu XXX and Nigerias Sinivie Boltic took bronze. Also Tuesday, Jasmine Mian of Barrie, Ont., won bronze in the womens 48-kilogram event, defeating Nigerias Rosemary Nweke 13-2 in a bronze-medal match. "I was eager this morning to make that gold medal final. I was a little hesitant and not myself," said Mian. "After I had a loss I woke up and said You know what, I am here and have to do the best I can, stop focusing on the outcome and wrestle my match." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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