Paul Pierce and Trevor Booker Trade Screams in Washington

Joe Flynn@@ChinaJoeFlynnContributor IMarch 15, 2014

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Miami. Pierce scored 29 points in the game as the Nets defeated the Heat 96-95. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards are separated by mere percentage points in the Eastern Conference standings, so Saturday night's matchup in D.C. carries a little extra weight.

That became readily apparent in the first quarter, as Brooklyn's Paul Pierce screamed derisively in the direction of Washington's Trevor Booker.

The scream was a retaliation for an earlier play, in which Booker screamed at the veteran Pierce after blocking his shot.

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