With a little more than four minutes remaining in the second quarter and San Antonio leading 37-34, Ginobili swiped at the ball as Wade held it near midcourt. Ginobili appeared to make only light contact with the ball and/or Wade's hand, but Wade reacted as if he had been struck in the face or poked in the eye.
Wade's embellished reaction, which was lustily booed by Spurs fans, was rewarded with two free throws as Ginobili was whistled for his third foul on the play. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich immediately subbed out Ginobili for Danny Green.
Miami's All-Star guard could face a $5,000 fine for the play under the NBA's flopping policy. Wade has not been warned or fined for flopping during the 2013-14 season or the 2014 playoffs. During the postseason, the NBA removes the free warning given to floppers and institutes a $5,000 fine on the first violation.
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