2) Tonight was the first time in Manu Ginobili's career he tallied at least 20 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds in a single game.
Minutes totals from Spurs' first triple-OT game since 1984: Green 52, Duncan 48, Manu 41, Belinelli 43, Diaw 39.
Ginobili on the final shot, which hit nothing but backboard: "It was a bad shot. I'm disappointed in the decision I made."
Manu said goal on final possession of third OT was "to attack. But I had no legs to get to the rim."
Duncan - 48 mins. Green - 52 mins. Ginobili - 41 mins. Diaw - 39 mins. Belinelli - 43 mins. Just no good options there.
As we suspected, Ginobili said he was just too worn out to do much else on that last shot. Was supposed to attack rim, but settled for the 3
Manu on the Spurs bouncing back after going down early: "We played more aggressively, we moved the ball. We got back in the game."
Manu said he wanted to attack on his last shot, but, "I had no legs to get to the rim. I'm disappointed in that shot that I took."
Pop: Timmy, Manu, uhm what they did to Han Solo in Star Wars, we'll need you to do that k. See you in the playoffs. http://t.co/ZdHFhhLedt
Pop on Manu's last shot: "Everybody tries to win the game and it just didn't fall for him."
This SAS-MEM game should've ended on a better shot than that Ginobili splat...
Duncan is so good he missed that point-blank layup on purpose to get Danny Green that 3-pointer. Ginobili then tried the same thing.
That shot from Ginobili was basically him saying, "I've had enough of this game."
Ginobili with the 3, and nothing but glass. Grizzlies win 117-116.
Ginobili turns it over
1:58 left in 3OT, Spurs trail Grizzlies 115-113. Duncan 23 points, 16 bords, 5 dimes. Green 22 points, Manu 21 points, 7 assists. Diaw 17
Dead possession, so Pop brings back Manu and Tiago.
Duncan has played 43 minutes, Manu 38, Danny Green 47. Incredible.
Ginobili dribbling clock down...
Duncan - 19/14/5; Diaw 17/12/5; Ginobili 21/7/7; Green 22/7/3. Two OTs inflates the stats some, but big efforts there.
I don't know how Manu hustled down that rebound, and the save could have been a disaster. But it's Spurs' ball, up one with 34 seconds to go
As we discussed, make or miss, Ginobili's effort rarely wanes.
Ginobili flings himself into bench to save defensive rebound, timeout Spurs with 2-point lead, 34 seconds left.
There's one way to break a slump: Have Tim Duncan spoon feed you for a layup. Ginobili ties it at 106s.
What they've been doing since 2003. Manu and Duncan backdoor play. Tied game at 106.
Spurs miss two chances to take the lead as both Diaw and Manu's open looks from three rim out. Gasol gives MEM 106-102 lead
Ginobili misfires on 3, now 6 for 18.
Splitter draws his 5th foul of the game, Diaw and Manu re-enter for Joseph/Splitter.
Can totally hear Pop saying before that last play: "Manu you got us into this mess. You get us out of it." No dice
50/50 he wins the game anyway. The full Manu experience.
Usually you can at least tell what Manu's thinking when he turns it over. There, I got no clue.
Ginobili prone to Ginobili
Only Ginobili: Lobs alley oop to Duncan in OT game. (He made it)
Ginobili with missed FT No. 11 for Los Spurs.
WOW. Gasol banks it in from about 30 feet away with Ginobili in his face.
Green to the rescue. Drills corner 3 on perfectly executed play. Inbound to Boris, hits the cutting Ginobili, over to Green in the corner.
Ginobili, Duncan not even close on last two shots, Randolph shooting 2 FTs for the lead with 1:21 left.
Manu Ginobili guarding Nick Calathes -- first bald on bald matchup?
Diaw checks back in for Splitter. Marco, Green, Manu, Duncan also on the floor.
Ginobili misfires from line and Spurs are just 10-19 in the game.
Manu, Diaw, Duncan, Beli, Green coming in after the timeout.
After an iffy start, Ginobili has been pretty brilliant.
Manu collects his 4th assist by finding an open Cojo under the rim.
Manu with 17 points through 3 quarters, Duncan 13 points and 10 boards, Marcco 10 points.
3Q: Spurs 68, Grizzlies 73. After going down 17 in the quarter, the Spurs cut the Memphis lead to 5. SA won 3Q 23-21. Manu 6 points in 3Q.