2018 NBA playoffs: Warriors come back to top Spurs; vintage Wade too much for young Sixers

The first round of the NBA playoffs continues today with Game 2 in the Miami-Philadelphia and San Antonio-Golden State series. 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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• The first half of the Warriors-Spurs game was U-G-L-Y.

• What year is it? Dwyane Wade played 26 minutes and scored 28 points in Monday night’s win. Miami and Philadephia are tied, 1-1.

• Markelle Fultz has struggled as a shooter so far in the playoffs. Will opponents start daring him to shoot more?

Flagrant watch: Green picks up first point

OAKLAND, Calif. —  Two years ago, all anyone remembers is Draymond Green punching LeBron James in the privates in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, earning a flagrant foul point that cost him Game 5. That suspension allowed the Cleveland Cavaliers to begin their comeback, culminating in a dramatic, seven-game championship victory.

But the play that caused Green to be suspended wasn’t directly the James play. It was actually a needless body slam of Michael Beasley at the end of Game 3 of Golden State’s first round win over the Houston Rockets.

A similar thing could happen down the road this year thanks to Green elbowing San Antonio’s Davis Bertans late

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/04/16/2018-nba-playoffs-live-mondays-first-round-games/

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