Sport NBA playoffs wrap: Dwyane Wade helps Heat even series; Warriors go up 2-0 against Spurs

08:55  17 april  2018
08:55  17 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance to lead the Heat to a 113-103 victory over the 76ers Monday and tie their playoff series 1-1. The loss snapped the 76ers 17-game winning streak.

The 36-year-old Wade is on the downside of his hall of fame career, but on this night he looked like the Wade who in his prime helped lead the Heat to three NBA championships. Wade, who comes off the bench these days, fired up the Heat early, scoring 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to help the Heat to a 14-point halftime lead.

And when the 76ers came roaring back in the fourth quarter to cut Miami's lead to two points, Wade almost singlehandedly took over. First, he stripped the ball from Dario Saric and raced downcourt for the slam.

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Wade picked up a nice assist the next time down the court, then later grabbed a rebound to finish a 6-0 Miami run that bumped the lead back to eight. He wasn't finished — with 48 seconds left and the Heat clinging to a six-point lead, Wade buried a jumper to ice the game.

Dwyane Wade et al. in front of a crowd © (Getty Images) Dwyane Wade

Wade finished with 28 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes. Along the way, he passed Larry Bird for 10th all time on the NBA's career playoff scoring list. Goran Dragic added 20 for the Heat.

Ben Simmons (24 points) and Saric (23) led the 76ers. The two teams meet in Miami Thursday at 7 p.m. ET in Game 3.

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In the late NBA playoff game, the visiting Spurs showed tremendous fight early against the Warriors, carrying a 53-47 lead into the locker room. But Golden State turned it on in the second half to score a 116-101 victory and go up 2-0 in the series.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson scored 32 and 31 points, respectively, to pace the Warriors. But once again, with Stephen Curry watching from the sideline, Andre Iguodala (14 points) and JaVale McGee (10 points) played extremely well on the offensive and defensive end to frustrate the Spurs.

The Spurs host Game 3 Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET

Studs of the Night:

LaMarcus Aldridge can't do it all by himself for the Spurs, but he tries. He had 34 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to the Warriors.

Heat forward James Johnson had some nice numbers in the Heat's win in Philly. He didn't miss a shot (7-7, including 2-2 from 3-point range) in scoring 18 points, He added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

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Duds of the Night:

The 76ers were terrible from 3-point range in their loss to the Heat, hitting only 7-of-36 shots (19 percent), including only two 3s in 18 attempts in the first half.

Highlights:

It's not often an Andre Iguodala to JaVale McGee pass makes the highlights, but the two Warriors are feeling it in their series against the Spurs.

Dario Saric finds Ben Simmons with a long pass for the TD … er, a slam dunk.

What's Next:

Game 2: Pelicans (1-0) at Trail Blazers (0-1) 10:30 p.m. ET — The visiting Pelicans stunned the Trail Blazers with a comeback win in Game 1. Portland needs this game or they will be in serious trouble headed to the Big Easy. If Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum shoot a combined 13 of 41 again, it will be a long night for the Blazers.

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