Posted November 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
The San Antonio Spurs are looking for their best start to a season in five years, and now they may have Manu Ginobili back. A matchup with the Utah Jazz could help them remain unbeaten. With Ginobili possibly available, the Spurs attempt to continue their dominance of the Jazz on Saturday night after sweeping them out of the playoffs last season. San Antonio (2-0) hasn't opened a season with three straight victories since 2007-08. The team got closer to matching that start Thursday, when Tony Parker hit a 21-footer at the buzzer to secure an 86-84 win over Oklahoma City in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals, which the Spurs lost in six games. Their strong start, which also includes a 99-95 victory at New Orleans on Wednesday, has come with Ginobili sidelined. Coach Gregg Popovich has said the 35-year-old guard "is really close" to returning from back spasms, which forced him to miss half the preseason after various injuries limited him to 34 games last season....
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