- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 1, 2014

Paul Pierce was ejected with seven seconds remaining in the first half of the Washington Wizards‘ home opener.

An extended review confirmed a clear-path foul call against Pierce. Pierce picked up a technical when arguing the call. He picked up a second technical a few seconds later.

Irritated, Pierce walked slowly off the floor. His arms out to the side, Pierce chatted with coach Randy Wittman, then sat on the bench. Referee Jason Phillips walked toward Pierce and informed him he was no longer welcome on the floor.

Pierce walked to the back, Brandon Knight, the only reason the inaccurate Bucks remained in the game, made three free throws.

The Wizards led 49-44, at the half. Pierce was 0-for-3 with two points, four assists and three rebounds before being ejected. Otto Porter started the second half in Pierce’s place.



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