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Spurs have faith in slumping Ginobili

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said last month he hopes Manu Ginobili never retires. “I’m going to use him like a bar of soap until there’s nothing left,” Popovich said. Given his 0-for-the series shooting slump against Memphis, a case can be made that the bar of soap might be down to just
Pounding The Rock Apr 24, 2017
The time is ripe for another classic Manu Ginobili Game 5

The time is ripe for another classic Manu Ginobili Game 5

The only question is whether he comes off the bench or starts. I started writing for Pounding the Rock a few summers ago. As you can imagine, the off-season summer months make it much harder to keep the website filled with articles. Late that summer, PtR Commander in Chief J.R. Wilco wrote a great piece about one his favorite games: The “Manu Game” —Game 5 of the first Spurs – Heat Finals. The series was tied at two games each, and Game Five was a must-win. Just as important for some Spurs fans, there was some fear that Game 5 might be Manu’s last home game, especially if...

Ginobili does not rule out returning next season

This could be the last playoff ride for the Spurs' Manu Ginobili. Or it might not be after all.
Pounding The Rock Apr 9, 2017
Who is the Spurs’ Defensive Player of the Year?

Who is the Spurs’ Defensive Player of the Year?

The PtR staff gives out end-of-year awards and discusses what it will take for the Spurs to suffer another early playoff exit. 1) If the Spurs don't make the Western Conference Finals it will be because of ______. Michael Erler: Lack of backcourt scoring. Teams will do their darnedest to get the ball out of Kawhi Leonard's huge mitts, which means he'll have to be a facilitator. If Danny Green, Tony Parker, Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili don't chip in with 40-50 points a night they'll be hard-pressed to win. Jesus Gomez: Their lack of quality depth. It's one thing to be regular season deep....

Spurs to be without six players in Dallas

SAN ANTONIO – With an eye toward entering the playoffs rested and healthy, the second-seeded Spurs are taking a skeleton crew to Dallas for Friday’s game against the Mavericks. The Spurs announced Thursday that LaMarcus Aldridge (rest), Pau Gasol (rest), Manu Ginobili (right quad contusion), Danny Green (left quad contusion), Kawhi Leonard (rest) and Dejounte

Green, Ginobili won’t play against Lakers

SAN ANTONIO – Shooting guard Danny Green will miss his third straight game Wednesday night with a left quad contusion, the Spurs announced. The Spurs will also be without backup guard Manu Ginobili (right quad contusion) and rookie point guard Dejounte Murray (groin) when they host the Lakers in the second of a back-to-back set,
Hoops Hype Apr 4, 2017
Trending stories: Manu Ginobili, playoff picture, 10-day contracts and more

Trending stories: Manu Ginobili, playoff picture, 10-day contracts and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! For Spurs’ Manu, Argentinians make a pilgrimage – via expressnews.com April 03 01:14 PM […] while all of this is happening, Cherniak is spending eight days making connections in airports across the Western Hemisphere, driving across Texas and watching basketball games. […] Cherniak and the rest of the fans clad in blue-and-white Argentinian gear at the AT&T; Center last week all remain convinced their trip was worth it, even if they have to face some unpleasant consequences when...

Popovich faces ‘tricky’ task of doling out rest for Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs injury report released Monday included only two players: Danny Green (quad) and Dejounte Murray (groin) are out. But that doesn’t mean others won’t play Tuesday when the Spurs host Memphis. On Sunday, Green, Murray, LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and Manu Ginobili (rest) were listed on the injury report as out, but
Pounding The Rock Apr 3, 2017
The Spurs don’t share in fan bitterness

The Spurs don’t share in fan bitterness

It’s just a game, man There were many low-lights in the Spurs’ loss to the Warriors last week. Not only did Andre Iguodala completely shed his usual hesitance to shoot, but he couldn’t miss. Klay Thompson buried two long jumpers somehow despite Manu Ginobili being in closer proximity to him than Mike Pence would be comfortable with. Stephen Curry zipped by Pau Gasol en route to approximately 293 layups. Tony Parker looked older than Bob Cousy. We were even deprived the sideline interview with Gregg Popovich for some reason. But the fans at the AT&T Center had a low-light of their...

Exuberant, energetic Lee, Spurs have been a ‘great fit’

SAN ANTONIO – One of the unsung heroes in the Spurs’ improbable 100-95 win at Oklahoma City last Friday was backup big man David Lee, who finished with eight points, eight rebounds, including five on the offensive end, three assists and a steal. The effort cast a spotlight on a player bench leader Manu Ginobili
Pounding The Rock Apr 2, 2017
Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard shine in the Spurs 109-103 win over the Jazz

Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard shine in the Spurs 109-103 win over the Jazz

With half the rotation players resting, the Spurs still managed to edge out a Jazz team missing two starters. We are in the home stretch of the regular season and the Spurs have the second seed on lockdown. That means it's time to find that tough balance between giving key players rest before the postseason while hoping to continue to improve before the playoffs start. In that sense, San Antonio's 109-103 win over the snake-bitten Jazz was a success. Without Patty Mills, Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee, the Spurs still controlled a tough matchup against a...
Pounding The Rock Apr 2, 2017
San Antonio vs. Utah, Final Score: Spurs stave off Jazz, 109-103

San Antonio vs. Utah, Final Score: Spurs stave off Jazz, 109-103

Great performances from Parker, Simmons, Leonard and Gasol help the short-handed Spurs eke out a win. Sunday afternoon, Coach Pop opted to sit Manu Ginobili, LaMarcus Aldridge, Danny Green, Patty Mills and David Lee. This was a practical decision for the Spurs as they are effectively locked in for the two seed. It was also a welcome sign for Utah, who looked to maintain their two game lead over the Clippers for the four seed. First quarter It was Boris Diaw’s first game in San Antonio as a member of the Jazz, and he started off aggressively with two buckets and an offensive rebound. The...

Spurs to sit Aldridge, Ginobili and Green on Sunday

SAN ANTONIO – With the No. 2 seed locked up after Friday night’s 100-95 win at Oklahoma City, the Spurs are in position to start resting some banged-up players and aging veterans. On Saturday, the Spurs announced LaMarcus Aldridge (left thumb sprain), Manu Ginobili (rest), Danny Green (left quad contusion) are all out for Sunday’s

Ginobili’s role as ‘facilitator’ big factor in Spurs’ dramatic comeback

OKLAHOMA CITY – Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is hoping all the talk about this possibly being Manu Ginobili’s final season is just that – talk. “I don’t want him every to retire,” Popovich said. “I want to squeeze every last ounce of juice I can. I’m going to use him like a bar of soap
Pounding The Rock Apr 1, 2017
Spurs stun Thunder with late comeback 100-95.

Spurs stun Thunder with late comeback 100-95.

The Thunder dominated for much of the game, but Manu Ginobili led the Spurs to an improbable victory as the Spurs finished strong and pulled out a win late. Perhaps it isn’t good for the Spurs to get out to a big lead early. This team just seems to play with a lot more focus when they’re down, and when their great clutch performers are able to take over the game when it’s on the line. The Spurs looked lifeless and flat for much of the game falling down by 21 points in the third quarter, but late in the quarter, Manu Ginobili used indomitable competitiveness to energize his team to...

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