Game 5: Manu-facturing a Resurrection

Manu was magnificent last night. now King James has two shots to show what he’s all about.

Nailing The Triple Lindy


(Photos by Jerry Lara, Kin Man Hui, & Edward A. Ornelas of the San Antonio Express-News)

Throughout the course of his lengthy career, Manu Ginobili has always saved his best for when it counts the most: the postseason. Ginobili’s playoff heroics are the stuff of legend, even winning over such non-Spur fans as TNT’s Charles Barkley, whose favorite thing to do not involving placing a bet is to yell Manu’s surname in that unmistakable Alabama drawl.

But this year has been different. Other than draining a huge game-winning three-pointer in double overtime of Game 1 against Golden State in the Western Conference Semifinals, Ginobili had not only failed to deliver any other heroic moments since then, he’d actually been quite terrible throughout. His shots haven’t been falling, and he’s been a turnover machine who’s looked like someone who totally forgot everything he ever learned about ball handling.

So entering Game…

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