And these 3pt pcts: Green, 28.9; Ginobili, 21.7; Mills, 28.6.
I've seen bad stretches from Duncan, Parker, Ginobili over the years. They beat themselves up. You feel bad for them.
Well, Spurs' starters still haven't figured it out: 12 points in first 6 minutes, Duncan with 10 of those. Manu the other 2.
Make it 10 points for Duncan as he hits the jumper. He's a perfect 5/5 early on. Manu/Diaw enter the game.
There's a reason the E-N guys have nominated Manu for the Magic Johnson Award every season and will continue to in perpetuity.
An aside: Had a nice, long one-on-one with Ginobili after last night's debacle in SLC. Remains one of the NBA's stand-up guys.
Ginobili: "Today can't happen. It was just a bad game. Every aspect."
Ginobili drew distinction b/t tonight's loss and two that preceded it. LAC coming off break, and was close. GSW = hot team, playing w/chip.
More Manu (who, again, remains optimistic worm will turn): "We're not at a point where we are basically doing anything well."
Ginobili mostly optimistic Spurs can get it together but confessed: "Playing like we did today, we are not a playoff team."
Crafty, Manu. So, so crafty.
Over past 3 seasons when Manu Ginobili played 25 or more minutes Spurs were 53-22. This year when 25 or more minutes Spurs are 13-13
Watching Spurs - Warriors from last night on the DVR. Diaw & Manu's aggression in the 1Q were very noticeable.
Manu so awkward and so smooth at the same time
Pop could not get up off the bench fast enough to summon Ginobili there to replace Green after letting Thompson behind him.
Isaiah Thomas is 18th in the NBA in fouls drawn per minute. Ahead of Carmelo, Dirk, Ginobili, Wade, Lowry and Love among others...
JJ Redick FT's - 119-115 - missed Manu FT was the end for SAS tonight
Manu splits, Redick gets rebound and can ice the game from the line
Clippers foul before Manu can get off a three-pointer with 7.2 left - 117-115 after he splits a pair 6.1 left - big miss
Doc elects to foul with Clippers up 3. Manu to the line, SA down by 3 with 7.2 seconds left.
Manu with the shovel pass to......Jamal Crawford.
Cp3 and Manu got tangled and I was so sure they were both going to spontaneously combust into an explosion of flop fireworks
The arc on that shot by Manu.
Leonard's night in a nutshell -- Ginobili spoon feeds him under the basket, blows the layup.
Let's be honest: Spurs aren't hugely talented. Duncan & Ginobili aren't close to their prime. Danny Green rode pine 4 Cavs, but SA is a TEAM
Lo de este Manu Saiz se llama "esclavitud con la fuente". A todos nos pasa, pero no es recomendable
RE best 2nd rounder today - not asking career like Manu - who is best active player this year from 2nd round?
Manu feeds Danny, Danny dribble-drives and finds Marco open for the made three. Spurs by 17.
Manu's last three makes the Spurs 7/16 from the outside. SA has largest lead at 16.
People says "He had Tim Duncan!"...Yeah, fine. But they found Parker and Manu late-draft and they find in-fill pieces that fit.
How 'bout Leonard playing the Manu role on that go-ahead possession?
Ginobili inactive tonight, per Spurs.