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Outspoken Washington Wizards guard Paul Pierce taunted the Atlanta Hawks' bench after hitting a go-ahead three Wednesday in the final seconds. Then his team promptly lost. 

By SI Wire
May 14, 2015

Outspoken Washington guard Paul Pierce did not tell The Truth in the closing seconds of the Wizards' 82–81 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night. 

After he hit a go-ahead three pointer Wednesday in Game 5's final seconds, Pierce taunted the Atlanta Hawks' bench, turning to them and saying "Series," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

But Pierce spoke too soon. With just two seconds left, Hawks' center Al Horford took a ball off the backboard and laid it in to put Atlanta up 82–81 and seal the win and give the Hawks a 3–2 series lead.

Pierce had hit a game-winning shot in Game 3 of this series, and had also previously called the Toronto Raptors - the Wizards' first-round playoff opponent - saying, "they don't have the 'it' that makes you worried."

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After Washington swept Toronto in the series, Pierce trolled the organization with a Game Of Thrones-themed photo of him labeled the King In The North and a tweet mocking the Raptors' official basketball ambassador, Drake. 

Unless the Wizards win their next two games and advance to the Eastern Conference finals, though, Pierce might be a little quieter in the coming days. 

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