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It’s Easter Sunday here in the AT&T Center as the San Antonio Spurs (55-17) and the Miami Heat (57-15) are preparing to duel in a matchup that displays the best two teams by record in both conferences.
While the Heat will be resting two of their stars in LeBron James and Dwayne Wade and a role player in Mario Chalmers for rest-affiliated reasons, the Spurs will have one member of their “Big 3” sitting on the sideline for a much different reason.
In his pregame interview, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said guard Manu Ginobili will be out for weeks with his right hamstring injury that he suffered on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
“It’s more than days,” said Popovich, “it’s more like weeks.”
Popovich said he doesn’t know yet if Ginobili’s injury will keep him out until the NBA playoffs in three weeks, but said the injury will really affect the Spurs’ second unit and team as a whole.
“It’s a tough one for us. It’s an unfortunate loss.”
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It shouldn't matter for the San Antonio Spurs. They seem to win no matter what adversity is thrown their way. But still, the team would rather have Manu Ginobili than not. However, he could be out for weeks according to his coach.Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News says that Ginobili has been ruled out indefinitely, and coach Gregg Popovich says it will be weeks...
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili could miss the start of the playoffs because of a strained hamstring that is expected to sideline him three to four weeks.
The timetable released by the Spurs on Monday comes a day after Ginobili did not play in an 88-86 loss to the Miami Heat. The 35-year-old Ginobili injured his right hamstring in a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers last week.
Here we go again.
For the San Antonio Spurs, losing a significant piece for a significant time to the title-contending puzzle is commonplace. These Spurs are used to playing without Timmy or Tony or Manu and winning in their absence.
In the regular season, mind you.
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The San Antonio Spurs are already dealing with the loss of Tony Parker.
Now, the top seed in the Western Conference has been dealt another huge injury blow.
Manu Ginobili is expected to miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained right hamstring, the team confirmed Monday morning.
That time table could mean Ginobili will miss the start of the playoffs.
The news comes after reports...
Manu Ginobili is dealing with a hamstring injury that could keep him sidelined until the end of the regular season and possibly into the playoffs. The Spurs’ second unit will be missing a key component and as a result, the team will suffer as a whole.
The 35-year-old veteran had been struggling lately, but he’s still a huge part of the Spurs. He’s a fan favorite and an...
Gregg Popovich revealed Sunday that Manu Ginobili’s right hamstring strain that he suffered during Friday’s game against the Clippers is going to keep him sidelined for weeks rather than days and could even cause him to miss the beginning of the playoffs depending on how he responds to treatment.
According to Mike Monroe, Spurs Nation:
“It’s more than days,” Popovich said...
The first report from the 1250am ESPNSA Radio show ‘The Blitz’ was that Manu Ginobili would be out 3-4 weeks and would miss the rest of the regular season.
Later in the show, the two deejays, Jason Minnix and former All-Pro Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dat Nguyen, chimed in with more ‘breaking’ news, saying a source was indicating that Manu would be retiring at the end of the...
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This will be the fourth and final game between the two teams in the regular season with the Spurs looking to tie up the series at 2-2. Both men's average in this series is almost identical with Ginobili averaging...
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, gets painted as a guy who has quite the temper, but what a lot of people overlook is his endearing sense of humor.
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Erik Spoelstra nearly pulled off the perfect April Fool's joke on Gregg Popovich Sunday night, it's just too bad that the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat happened one day too early.
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Gregg Popovich has been talked about as the favorite to land the Team USA head coaching job this season. Doc Rivers has also been named alongside Pop, but the general consensus is that the San Antonio Spurs head coach is the most qualified and worthy of the position.
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