Great thing about the Manu bucket is the weak side movement by Kawhi to bring LeBron a step away once Duncan had the ball.
Spurs' usual closing lineup of Parker, Manu, Kawhi, Duncan & Diaw is outscoring teams by 21.4 points per 100 possessions in 45 mins so far.
Great lines for Duncan, Diaw. The grandmaster: 19/10/3/2/2. Bobo: 19/6/7/3/1. Parker, Ginobili combine to go 9 for 10 at line down stretch.
Cavs needn't be overly concerned. Still very early in program. Gave Duncan (19 pts, 10 reb), Parker, Ginobili, and Spurs a test. It'll come.
LeBron was ready to make the big play there, and that’s what he should have been doing there. Just lost it when Duncan/Manu “stopped ball."
Que final tuvimos! Manu erró uno de dos libres pero Lebron se acordó que enfrentaba a los Spurs y perdió la ultima bola, gran triunfo en CLE
Steal by Manu!!! Oh Manu isn't wearing LeBrons na pala?
Sloppy ending here in CLE: After Manu misses the free throw, LeBron loses the ball at center court. SAS wins 92-90. Cavs are now 5-5.
Ginobili misses 2nd free throw, LeBron loses ball, Spurs win 92-90. Varejao leads w/ 23. Duncan & Diaw 19 apiece. LeBron 15/6/9. Cavs 5-5.
Wow. Ginobili misses FT. Cavs down 2. LeBron dribbling up court. No timeouts...And....loses the ball.
Sneaky Manu sealing to a wide open middle without any help from Kevin Love. Harris’s fault though … Love had to stay on Diaw.
Pop, Duncan really wanted call on Ginobili getting shoved on layup. Spurs 91, Cavs 88. :17.7 sec left.
Tim to Manu backdoor for the easy two points. Just like the good ole days.
Great play. High-low from Duncan to Ginobili under the rim, lays it up for 3-point lead, 17.7 seconds left.
Spurs winning this game with Parker, Ginobili shooting 4 for 11, 4 points apiece.
We know that Manu Ginobili intentionally fouled LeBron James at half court to stop a fast break. So why not make that a clear-path foul?
Love how sometimes Ginobili's passes are fastballs and then sometimes he throws offspeed stuff.
Spurs getting zip from their bench tonight. BAYNES with 4, Joseph with 2, and that's it. Ginobili scoreless in 12 minutes.
All the Bad Manu on that posesssion.
Pop, like Manu, says Spurs missing Splitter more on offense than defense. Splitter's pick-and-rolling creates spacing and people movement.
Interesting that Ginobili has said multiple times that Spurs might miss Splitter more on offense, rolling to basket and setting screens.
The producer of those HEB spots is going to retire with Pop, Tim and Manu and they're all going to be inducted into the HOF together.
Only a challenge, though. Let’s be real: You can’t beat Manu.
Timeout on the floor, Spurs leading 80-65 with 5:52 left. Duncan with 16 mins, Parker 18, Ginobili 12. So yeah, staying fresh for the Cavs.
Ginobili didn't play in third, Parker and Duncan played about half the quarter as Spurs up lead to 73-57
Half: Spurs 46, Sixers 34. Manu throwing the final pass of the half directly to Pop sums up the first half for SA. SA shooting 42%, 10 TOs
Jeff Ayres catches Manu's pass off the roll, and just kills the rim.
Ginobili turns it over as the beat to Eddie Murphy's "Party All The Time" plays. Coincidence?
Manu drives in smoothly, dishes to the Baynes for the slam. Spurs 22-10
Meanwhile, fans are livid there wasn't a foul called when Manu was basically tacked shooting a three.
This was lost in shuffle a bit, at least by me, but Manu recently broke the record for most 15-point/5-assist games off the bench, has 63.
Here we go. Our first bat sighting of the year at the AT&T Center. Somebody hide Manu.