April 18, 2012 |
San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili was one of the Spurs' greatest steals. They selected him with the 57th overall pick in the 1999 draft. He went on to become a two-time All-Star and a three-time NBA champion. Ginobili currently averages 12.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists for a team that's at the top of the Western Conference standings. We caught up with him before the Spurs thumped the Lakers, 112-91, on Tuesday evening.
April 21, 2013 |
Heading into the playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs looked to be a more favorable matchup for the Lakers than some other contenders, partly because of their health. Both Manu Ginobili (hamstring) and Tony Parker (neck, shin) were banged up to finish the regular season. If neither were on their game, perhaps the Lakers would be able to pull off an upset despite being without Kobe Bryant (Achilles). Of course once the game tipped off, Ginobili and Parker managed 18 points apiece to lead their team to a Game 1 victory.
June 8, 2013 |
MIAMI - Stretching his legs, Manu Ginobili grimaced a little. He did a quick drill and cringed a little more during Saturday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena. At 35, it isn't getting any easier for this member of the Spurs' Big Three. Production is down for the 11-year veteran entering Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. "I'm happy with the way I move that ball," Ginobili said after arriving late to the arena Saturday. "I made a few mistakes defensively, but we all learned from that.
May 28, 2012 |
SAN ANTONIO - The perfect team just got better. Manu Ginobili located the shooting touch that had betrayed him in the first two rounds of the playoffs, leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder feeling lost after his breakthrough performance in the opener of the Western Conference finals. The veteran guard made nine of 14 shots and three of five three-pointers on the way to scoring a postseason-high 26 points for San Antonio on Sunday at the AT&T Center during the Spurs' 101-98 victory.
March 28, 2010
BOSTON — Manu Ginobili scored 28 points, and Richard Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 94-73 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. The Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and Celtics in consecutive games, and next go to New Jersey to play the nine-win Nets on Monday. San Antonio has won 12 of its last 16 to move into a three-way tie with Portland and Oklahoma City for sixth place in the Western Conference. Boston, which had won six of seven, posted its lowest point total and worst home loss of the season.
December 28, 2009
San Antonio 95, at New York 88: Tony Parker scored 22 points, Manu Ginobili had 17, and the duo made the key plays in the final minutes to power the Spurs to their eighth win in 10 games. The Knicks' David Lee matched a season high with 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, outplaying Tim Duncan (13 points), but New York still finished 3-2 on a five-game homestand, losing the last two. at Cleveland 108, Houston 83: LeBron James scored 29 points, Mo Williams had 20 and the Cavaliers rode a stifling defense and a flurry of three-pointers to victory.