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This was San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili Tuesday evening after his team had just had an NBA championship in their grasps, but couldn’t close the deal as the Miami Heat forced a Game 7.
“I had a very good game last game,” said Ginobili of Game 5 where he scored 24 points and passed for 10 assists, “and today I just couldn't maintain it. I was very insecure‑‑ well, I had a career high in turnovers in a really bad moment. It really helps to make me feel terrible.”
“Even with all that,” continued Ginobili, “we were so close of winning it. So it's one of the many things I'll be thinking tonight.”
After a spectacular Game 5 performance, Ginobili continued on the roller-coaster ride he’s been on throughout these Finals as he only scored nine points, threw three assists, and turned the ball over a career-high eight times on Tuesday in Game 6.
“I have no clue how we're going to be reenergized,” continued Ginobili. “I'm devastated. But we
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If Manu Ginobili’s comments after the Spurs blew a Game 6 lead to the Miami Heat in the final minute are any indication, then San Antonio won’t have much of a chance to win Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs were so close to winning the NBA championship on Tuesday that losing the [...]
The Spurs were so close to another championship, they could taste it. Instead, they are trying to wash out the bitter flavor stuck in their mouths.
Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker were devastated after they blew a 10-point lead to begin the fourth quarter and a five-point lead with 28 seconds remaining in regulation in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Their 103-100...
Manu Ginobili wasn’t able to carry over his strong play from the Spurs’ Game 5 win (24 points, 10 assists) into Game 6 Tuesday night. In his second straight start, Ginobili scored just 9 points, had 8 (game-high) of the team’s 13 turnovers and called the 103-100 OT loss devastating.
According to TheStar.com:
“I have no clue how we’re going to be re-energized,” said Ginobili...
The San Antonio Spurs were moments away from capturing title No. 5 for the franchise versus the Miami Heat in Miami in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, holding on to a 5-point lead.
Then a three pointer by Ray Allen, missed free throws by the Spurs, and a few rebounds that did not go San Antonio's way and the Spurs saw their lead evaporate and lost in overtime, 100-103.
TOUGH ONE TO SWALLOW
After blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and losing in overtime, Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili didn't mince words when explaining how it felt, saying, "I'm devastated."
According to The SA Express News, Manu Ginobili had a tough time shutting his eyes after the Game 6 loss. When asked how he slept after his 9 point, EIGHT turnover performance, Manu was brief – “With some assistance,” he said.
So does that mean he took sleeping pills? Did he rub one out? Did he wrap himself in a warm blanket while his dog licked the spaces between his toes...
Ok I'm not recapping the game per say, you all saw it. It was an instant classic, and one of the better games in NBA history.
I'm here to talk about something else. Something that permeates twitter and the like after every big game, something that grinds my gears.
Did the refs hand this game to the Heat?
We've all seen it by now; Manu Ginobili cutting to the hoop...
The San Antonio Spurs (15-4) will look to win their fifth NBA title tonight in Miami as they face the Heat (14-7) in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami.
The Spurs are coming off a 114-104 win over the Heat in Game 5 in San Antonio to take a 3-2 series lead. Manu Ginobili made his first postseason start since and tallied 24 points and 10 assists. Tony Parker had 26 and 5 assists...
Tony Parker refused to consider it, though it can't be ruled out.
Those last, agonizing moments of the NBA Finals may have been the last we see of these San Antonio Spurs.
Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Parker have been together for more than a decade, through more than 100 postseason victories. They are proud winners who have endured some crushing defeats, but nothing ever...
It was painful to watch as the San Antonio Spurs walked off the Heat home court in a Game 7 loss in the NBA Finals. It was the first time in the Spurs' history they lost in an NBA Finals.
The Spurs spoke about the loss and needless to say, the pain of losing in basketball's grandest stage was evident on their faces.