2018 NBA playoffs live: Cavs struggles offensively in first half; Celtics outlast Bucks in OT

The first round of the NBA playoffs continues today with four more Game 1s. Follow along here for the latest analysis and commentary from The Post’s NBA reporter Tim Bontemps, and ask him questions in the comments section.

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Jeff Green and Kevin Love have three total points at half

Cleveland’s decision to start the playoffs playing Jeff Green at power forward and Kevin Love at center was supposed to help the Cavaliers continue with the kind of offensive production they’ve had all season.

That’s why Cleveland’s biggest problem in the first half – which sees them trailing the Indiana Pacers 55-38 – is that Green and Kevin Love have gone 1 for 6 from the field for three points. That simply isn’t going to be good enough — not against the Pacers, and certainly not against the better teams Cleveland is expected to face later in the playoffs.

The fact the Cavaliers have gone 2 for 14 from three-point range and 6 for 11 from the foul line hasn’t helped, either.

Few teams can get hot faster than Cleveland, so it would be foolish for anyone to think this game is over. But if the Cavaliers can’t get their offense in gear — and, specifically,

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/04/15/2018-nba-playoffs-live-why-giannis-antetokounmpo-and-the-upstart-bucks-will-take-down-the-celtics/

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