Or should that be, Ginobili re-tweets as "Tweeter of the Year"? I'll punch myself in the face now...
Manu makes both FTs, Spurs have their largest lead at 93-84.
Mayo picks up fourth foul guarding Ginobili and exits with Giannis returning. Manu hits 1 of 2 and game tied at 65.
Ginobili draws FTs with a chance to give Spurs their first lead since midway through the 1st quarter. Trailing 65-64...
Manu to the line, chance to give the Spurs their first lead since that 20-2 Bucks run in the first quarter.
Parker, Ginobili, Leonard now 3 for 19 combined.
Parker, Green, Leonard, Ginobili = 3 for 24 in the first half. Pretty much a recipe for offensive disaster.
Danny Green 0 for 6, Tony Parker 1 for 6, Kawhi Leonard 1 for 6, Manu Ginobili 1 for 4.
Ginobili tried to challenge Giannis at the rim, and that was not a very good idea. Rejected.
Now Leonard and Manu getting set to check in.
Popovich has Manu ready to come in and calls a timeout less than 3 minutes into game. Spurs 5, Bucks 4.
Ginobili finished the 3rd Q with a tough lefty drive, as he's done so many times, putting SAS up 76-61. Young has 14, Clarkson 11 for LAL.
At the end of 3, Lakers trail 76-61 after Manu's layup. Nick Young leads with 14 points while Jordan Clarkson has 11.
Clarkson scored again in transition after a burst up the court, drawing Ginobili's PF for an and-1. He has 11 points, SAS leads 71-56.
Kawhi + Duncan + Parker + Manu + Baynes outscored the Lakers 44-38 in the 1st half. SA leads 56-38 at half.
Even Manu couldn't help but smile at that one.
The Spurs lead by 18. A few minutes ago Baynes ran a pick & pop with Manu, then popped out to three and took the shot. Baynes missed the 3PT
The Spurs aren't messing around tonight, up 35-15 after a pretty reverse layup from Ginobili. LAL at 26% FG's.
Robert Sacre got LAL's first frontcourt bucket, making it a 13-6 margin for the Spurs. Ginobili in for the defending champs.
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That behind-the-back beauty from Manu was his only assist of the game. Leonard scoreless in 2nd half. Duncan dominated by Gasol.
The last 2 minutes of this Jazz-Bucks game has been way more exciting than anything in the SA-CHI game outside of Manu's pass earlier.
The Mills-Manu combo are back on the floor.
However great Manu's pass was, Tim's there was equivalently awful.
The Bulls are on a 9-2 run to kick off the 2Q. CHI 1/1 in paint in 2Q, 2/2 from 3PT. SA offense struggling minus Patty/Manu.
As someone who got turned on to basketball by prime Magic Johnson, I fully endorse Manu Ginobili.
Manu the Magician.
And then Manu and Patty go and do that...
Put that on Manu's career highlight reel. Holy crap...