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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...
Pounding The Rock Mar 24, 2015

Final Score: Spurs fall to Mavs, 101-94

After a brilliant start, San Antonio fell apart in the second quarter, and it was the Dallas' game from then on. The Spurs end their three game winning streak at the hands of the Mavericks, 101-94, and play them again on Friday. After a torturing loss to Dallas way back in December, when none of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, or Tiago Splitter were active, tonight the Spurs attempted to redeem themselves, and continue frighten to rest of the league with their their late-season surge. San Antonio started the game off strong. Splitter, coming off of a 23 point game...

Ginobili expected to return vs. Mavs

Reserve guard Manu Ginobili (sprained right ankle) has been upgraded to probable and is expected to play in Tuesday's road game at Dallas.
Pounding The Rock Mar 16, 2015

Spurs dominate Timberwolves from start to finish

The shorthanded Timberwolves just weren't a match for a Spurs team that seems to be peaking at the right time. Spurs 123, Timberwolves 97 - Mar 15, '15 The Spurs did exactly what was expected of them against one of the worst teams in the league missing four rotation players. The blowout allowed them to continue their climb up the standings and for Kawhi Leonard to showcase his defensive dominance once again, but was initially overshadowed by an ankle injury to Manu Ginobili. Now that reports have emerged citing a short timeline for recovery, however, it's possible to really enjoy the...
Pounding The Rock Mar 16, 2015

A tale of the Spurs' two seasons

The Spurs' beatdown of Minnesota is relegated to a Pyrrhic victory as Manu's ankle injury throws one more monkey wrench into a season practically made out of them. It was the best times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of analytics and per 48 and corner 3 pointers, it was the age of overreaction to small sample sizes against non-playoff teams. That rodeo road trip feels like decades ago now, doesn't it? — ESPN SA (@ESPN_SA) March 16, 2015 The Spurs right now... pic.twitter.com/FBHHkPMfJ2 — Heff (@Mos_Heff) March 16, 2015 It was the epoch of belief in San Antonio,...
Pounding The Rock Mar 15, 2015

Spurs blow out T-Wolves, Manu Ginobili suffers sprained ankle

It was the best of times, it was the oh god Manu no your ankle isn't supposed to bend that way of times Game 65 Vs. Minnesota: Spurs 123, Timberwolves 97  Rec: 41-24  3rd in Southwest, 5th in West  Streak: W-1 Man, it sure seems like 2015 is shaping up to be a Murphy's Law kinda year, doesn't it? After the perfect, fairy-tale, wouldn't-change-a-thing 2014 campaign, whatever can go wrong is for the Spurs. Which, considering that they're still 41-24 and fifth in the standings in the ridiculously competitive Western Conference, goes a long way toward A) explaining how spoiled we are and B)...

Ginobili expected to miss at least a week with sprained ankle

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said reserve guard Manu Ginobili will be out "a good week to 10 days" after spraining his right ankle late in the third quarter of Sunday's home rout of Minnesota.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 15, 2015
Spurs 123, Timberwolves 97: Manu Ginobili injured in rout

Spurs 123, Timberwolves 97: Manu Ginobili injured in rout

SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs lost Manu Ginobili to a sprained right ankle in the third quarter of a 123-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

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