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

Warriors guard Klay Thompson drives between San Antonio’s Spurs guard Danny Green and Bryn Forbes (11) during Golden State’s Game 2 win Monday night in Oakland..

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.

Schedule and results | Pregame reading | Comments section Q&A

• 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 in the fourth quarter of Monday’s 116-101 win.

Sure, Golden State is up 2-0 in the series after Monday’s come-from-behind, 116-101 win. But the game was already in hand when Green got tangled up with Bertans and dropped him with the elbow, picking

Read More Here...

This entry was posted in Basketball News. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.