1:24 PM EST, Sat December 10, 2016

Fantasy Update

Dec 7, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
The San Antonio Spurs erased an early 10-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-91 and extend their perfect record on the road to 13-0. The Spurs are closing in on NBA history. San Antonio notched away win No. 13 without veteran stars Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, with Parker ruled out because of a knee contusion and Ginobili in uniform but on the bench on the second night of back-to-back games.

Talking Nicolas Laprovittola, the mini Manu Ginobili

Express-News Spurs reporters Jabari Young and Jeff McDonald discuss the play of Spurs rookie Nicolas Laprovittola.
Pounding The Rock Dec 3, 2016
Spurs overcome slow start and finish strong, edge the Wizards 107-105.

Spurs overcome slow start and finish strong, edge the Wizards 107-105.

The Spurs started off badly, but Manu Ginobili's competitive play kept the score much closer than it probably should have been. The Spurs picked up their play in the second half to escape with a win, with a late Kawhi Leonard basket sealing the win. While the Spurs have been ripping up the league on the road, it's been a different story at home. The effort from the Spurs has been lackadaisical at times in the AT&T Center, and at other times they've just played badly. One player whose effort level never seems to flag is Manu Ginobili, who doesn't seem to know how not to play hard. Tonight,...
Pounding The Rock Dec 2, 2016
Ginobili ends the first half in the most Manu way possible

Ginobili ends the first half in the most Manu way possible

With the seconds ticking down in the second quarter, it was time for some magic. Things weren't going so well for the Spurs early Friday night against the Washington Wizards, but they climbed back into it. Down 4 with seconds left in the half, Manu Ginobili had one of his most Manu-esque moments of this young season: There is only one Manu Ginobili. #StillManu pic.twitter.com/nUnAvo4EDY— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) December 3, 2016
Pounding The Rock Nov 29, 2016

The game Manu Ginobili played against Michael Jordan

In his first ever blog post written in English, Manu reminisces on his only opportunity to share the court with his childhood idol, MJ. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili blogs occasionally, but it’s always in Spanish — until now. Ginobili penned his first blog post in English Monday afternoon, and it’s a good one. He looked back on his only game against Michael Jordan (Wizards Michael Jordan, that is) in 2003, Ginobili’s rookie year. He played just one minute in the game, and he wishes he would have seen more time on the court against the player he idolized growing up. The one shot he took...
Denver Stiffs Nov 29, 2016

Stat of the Week: Star Progression

This edition of SotW focuses on how star players around the NBA have made their strides, as well as how the Nuggets can tailor their methods to fit a mantra. Stars are everything in the NBA. Franchises can make the playoffs without a star, but it’s very difficult to advance beyond the first round. Winning a championship? Out of the question. The 2004 Detroit Pistons and 2014 San Antonio Spurs are the best examples of winning the NBA Finals without a superstar, but they had multiple stars to carry the load. Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili,...
Pounding The Rock Nov 26, 2016

San Antonio vs. Washington, Final Score: Spurs cruise past Wizards, 112-100

The Spurs played well for most of this one, leading to a convincing road win over the Wizards. The Wizards started the game hitting their first four shots, while the Spurs settled for long jumpers before deciding to attack the paint. The starters played to a stalemate until the bench, led by five quick points from Patty Mills, got the offense flowing. After seven lead changes, the Spurs led at the end of the quarter 23-22. Even with Manu Ginobili out for rest, the bench continued to play well to start the second quarter, building the lead to seven before Pop went back to his starters. ...

Manu Ginobili is out against Wizards on Saturday

Manu Ginobili (rest) is out for the Spurs’ game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Dewayne Dedmon, who has missed the team’s last five games because of a sprained left knee, is listed as doubtful to play. The Spurs (13-3) have won eight games in a row and are 9-0 on the road. The Wizards
Pounding The Rock Nov 24, 2016

Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker join the top 5 duos in NBA history

The Spurs pair continues to pile up the career milestones. The legacy of the San Antonio Spurs continues to roll along, as Wednesday night’s win over the Charlotte Hornets marked yet another historic feat for two of the franchise’s most established players. The 119-114 victory was the 619th career win shared by Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, which places them in the top 5 winningest duos in NBA history. Much like the 618 wins beforehand, both players contributed in their own ways to the Spurs win, which improved their record to 12-3 and continued their unbeaten start on the road this...
Pounding The Rock Nov 18, 2016

Manu Ginobili was D’Angelo Russell’s favorite player growing up

In the Fraternizing with the Enemy, it’s time to talk Lakers vs. Spurs with SS&R’s Managing Editor Spurs vs Lakers isn’t what it used to be, but mostly because the names are all so new. Seven new guys on the Spurs, and all new names in L.A. now that Kobe is gone. But one of those new names, D’Angelo Russell, grew up idolizing our own Manu Ginobili, which makes him A-OK in my book. That is, at least, until he hurts the Spurs in a real game. In order to get familiar with all the new faces, I reached out the Drew Garrison, who runs Silver Screen and Roll, the SB Nation blog covering...
Pounding The Rock Nov 11, 2016

San Antonio vs. Detroit, Final Score: Spurs stop the bleeding at home, beat Pistons 96-86

After trailing by 3 at the half, Manu Ginobili and the Spurs had a solid third quarter and beat the Pistons 96-86 Friday night. Manu Ginobili sparked the Spurs in the third, as the home team outscored the Pistons by 9, including 3s by Patty and Kawhi which gave them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Pau Gasol had his best game as a Spur, leading in points and assists, with 21 and 6, while throwing in 9 boards. Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 20 points and 17 rebounds, at times dominating the Spurs inside. The Spurs don’t get much rest, but get a chance for revenge against Houston...

Manu Ginobili Photos

Spurs Player News

  • Kawhi Leonard

    GIF Breakdown: The best plays of Spurs vs. Bulls

  • Pau Gasol

    Pau Gasol relishes consistency with Spurs he couldn't find with Bulls

  • Tony Parker

    Kawhi Leonard gets comfortable as Spurs’ leader

  • Dejounte Murray

    Two Austin Spurs games will be televised by ESPNU

  • LaMarcus Aldridge

    Gregg Popovich was going to leave right after Tim Duncan retired, instead he’s having “fun”

  • Manu Ginobili

    Talking Nicolas Laprovittola, the mini Manu Ginobili

  • Bryn Forbes

    Spurs D-League Report: Evaluating Bertans, Murray and Forbes’ work in Austin

  • Patty Mills

    GIF Breakdown: The best plays of Spurs vs. Bulls

  • Danny Green

    Kawhi Leonard could use some help

  • Nicolas Laprovittola

    Talking Nicolas Laprovittola, the mini Manu Ginobili