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Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have been making all the headlines for the San Antonio Spurs in their run for a fifth NBA title.
But don't forget Manu Ginobili.
Outside of hitting the game-winning shot in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors, the other member the Spurs' Big 3 has been relatively quiet during these playoffs.
Everyone has raving about Parker's wild shot in the final seconds of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but Ginobili also made a pretty impressive play in their win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
It's hard to tell what happened in full-speed, but he slipped a pass to Parker through Heat guard Norris Cole's legs early in the second quarter.
This is nothing new from Ginobili. He did something similar to Tayshaun Prince in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Parker and Duncan will likely still get all the attention in the Finals, but keep a close eye on Ginobili throughout the remainder of the series.
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Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Spurs and Heat provided many exciting plays in what was a thrilling finish, but perhaps the best one was almost completely missed.
The incredible play came early in the second quarter when Spurs guard Manu Ginobili delivered a pass to a cutting Tony Parker. That obviously doesn’t sound very exciting, but wait until you actually...
Back in March, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili became presumably the first NBA player to ever host an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit. Someone else may have done it before him, but I read that he was the first on a Spurs message board and this is a crash course on Internet laziness, so bingo bango – conclusions!As with all AMA sessions, Ginobili proved it was him...
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has buried the hopes and dreams of many, many teams.
On Thursday, he proved to the Miami Heat that no lead is safe in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
This video of Parker’s jump shot with 5.2 seconds left tells the whole story.
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In amazing fashion, the San Antonio Spurs stole game 1 of the NBA playoffs over the Miami Heat, 92-88, thanks to an amazing performance and shot by Tony Parker. With less than 10 seconds remaining in 4th quarter, Parker dribbled around the Heat defense, fell to the ground and then sank this acrobatic shot to beat the shot clock. The refs reviewed the play and it was correctly determined...
The Spurs' company line after two games in Miami could have easily been this: "We got the split we wanted going back to San Antonio." That's normally the default for road dogs who wrestle away homecourt advantage.
Instead, company man Manu Ginobili delivered a considerably more blunt assessment after Game 2's 103-84 slaughter. The Spurs wanted more than a...
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Tony Parker just beat the 24 second clock prompting the Spurs to beat the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Parker led all scorers with 21 points and also recorded six assists in the opening game of the NBA Finals.
The Spurs entered the contest as 5 point underdogs. Game 2 of the series will take place on Sunday.
Photo: Christian Petersen, Getty Images
From midway through the first quarter until midway through the fourth, the Miami Heat held the lead for almost 34 consecutive minutes. However, the Spurs were able to respond to all Heat surges and strike back in the 4th quarter with a run the Heat couldn’t quite match. Lebron James had a superb game, putting up 18 rebounds and 10 assists...
The Heat had lost their lead. They had lost their mojo and momentum. They had committed turnovers and could not quite get going on the right foot in transition. Miami played well, but found themselves in dire straights.
There was LeBron James guarding Tony Parker one on one with time ticking away. The Heat, struggling to contain Parker throughout the night, changed the defensive...
The San Antonio Spurs took Game One of the NBA Finals beating the Miami Heat 92-88. Since then the bulk of the attention has been on Tony Parker and righteously so. That final shot of his was just sick!
Some are already calling for Tony Parker to be named MVP assuming the the Heat continue to flounder and the Spurs win. While Tony did have a great game punctuated by that play...
Gregg Popovich is widely considered to be the best coach in the NBA, and his four championship rings and his string of 14 consecutive 50-win seasons make that point hard to debate. But the Spurs’ coach has an advantage over the rest of his colleagues.
On a crucial possession the Spurs’ win over the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, Popovich did not even bother to...
The NBA announced a new annual award dubbed the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, which will be awarded to its first winner prior to Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Spurs’ Manu Ginobili and Heat’s Shane Battier are both among the list of 12 nominees.
According to NBA.com:
The announcement and presentation of the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award will be made before...
Could the fans have asked for a better game one? The San Antonio Spurs pulled away late
in the fourth to take game one from the Miami Heat, 92-88. Tony Parker led all scorers with 21
points but more importantly, 0 turnovers in 40 minutes.
Lebron James had a phenomenal game with 18 points, 18
rebounds and 10 assists but it was his lack of aggressiveness to score that...
After 11 seasons and 3 NBA championships, it’s hard to imagine the Spurs without either Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, or head coach Gregg Popovich. This GIF is spectacular in that it shows just how they’ve aged in the decade plus they’ve been together, and how breathtaking Manu’s glorious mane of hair used to be.
The post This GIF of the Spurs Big 3 (and...
The old Big Three versus the new Big Three. The Spurs big three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli are three for three in NBA Finals. The Heat’s big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are one for two and looking to repeat as champions. The Spurs are back in the Finals for the first time since 2007, and for the first team this group is facing the Eastern...
Despite being Tony Parker’s ex-wife, actress Eva Longoria decided to still show love for the San Antonio Spurs after their game one win in the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
Below is the message that Eva sent about twenty-minutes after the game had concluded:
Go Spurs Go! I say Spurs in 5!!!!
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) June 7, 2013
Clearly, she still searching for...