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Pounding The Rock Apr 21, 2015

The good plays from Game 1

The Spurs didn't produce many highlight worthy plays as the Clippers dominated Game 1 but there were a few. Let's celebrate the good while we wait for Game 2. The Clippers doubled the ball handler in pick-and-rolls a lot on Sunday night. The Spurs need to make quickly make smart decisions to exploit the fact that someone is open when this happens. Doubling the ball handler in this PnR led to a wide-open Manu triple. The Spurs are going to need more of this going forward. And by this I mean the Spurs taking advantage of what they are given. Oh, and Manu Ginobili hitting threes. ...

Count Manu among those amazed by wild West race

There are two days left in the regular season, and the Western Conference playoff race is only slightly more sorted out than it was on opening night. Count Manu Ginobili among those in disbelief over one of the wildest races in recent memory.
Pounding The Rock Apr 7, 2015

Manu Ginobili: "I will be bound to San Antonio for life"

Ginobili talks about the Spurs' surge and how he has learned to control his emotions and reflects on his career and his bond with the city of San Antonio in an illuminating interview with an Argentine newspaper. What follows is a translation of the second part of an interview Diego Morini of La Nacion newspaper had with Manu Ginobili. Manu confirmed he won't play for the national team anymore in the first part. *    *    *    *    * The playoffs are coming and the team is rounding into form. What have you been doing to bring that change about? There's no secret to it. We started...

James Harden scores 51 as Rockets edge Kings

James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the visiting Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. An 8-0 run by Harden, which he capped with a three-point play, pushed the lead to 112-104. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with his second career triple-double with 24 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists after missing Monday’s game to rest. Aron Baynes had 18 points, Manu Ginobili added 13 and visiting San Antonio clinched a playoff berth with its fifth straight win....
Mavs Moneyball Mar 28, 2015

Monta Ellis injury: Ellis leaves arena on crutches after kick to calf

Ellis' 237 game Ironman streak is in jeopardy. One game after responding to criticism about his poor play with 36 points, Monta Ellis left Friday's game against the Spurs in the third quarter after an awkward play involving Manu Ginobili. Although Ellis tried to walk it off and return to the game, he was unable to do so and reportedly left the arena on crutches. "He was kicked or kneed in the right calf," Rick Carlisle told reporters after the game. "It's very sore but we don't know the extent of it. We'll see how it feels in the morning. He elaborated: "Our trainers will evaluate the...
Mavs Moneyball Mar 27, 2015

Mavericks Final Score: Dallas falls short on comeback, loses 94-76 to Spurs

The Spurs went on a 36-22 spurt to close the game after Monta Ellis went down midway through the third quarter. The opportunity was there for the Dallas Mavericks to make a season-defining comeback. Now they have to worry if Monta Ellis has suffered a season-defining injury. Dallas was outscored 36-22 in the final 18 minutes of the game, as the San Antonio Spurs won 94-76 at the AT&T Center on Friday night to split the season series at 2-2. But the bigger story is the health of Ellis, who we all know has taken pride in not sitting in any of his last 237 games. Ellis took a Manu Ginobili...

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