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TORONTO -- The five points and five rebounds from Otto Porter in Game 1 don't begin to explain the impact he had in his real first playoff appearance for the Wizards.

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TORONTO -- After a film session Sunday, the only player to break a sweat for the Toronto Raptors was Kyle Lowry who had a forgettable Game 1 in an overtime loss to the Wizards.

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Defense wins championships. The phrase is often repeated during this time of year.

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TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry isn't taking what Bradley Beal did to him at the end of Game 1 personal, even though his Toronto Raptors have lost home-court advantage in their first-round series.

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TORONTO -- Sometimes, a team plays better when little is expected of it and doesn't have the pressure of a front-runner.

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