Found May 28, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Manu Ginobili already has a reputation for being a well known flopper. James Harden is an emerging flop artist. So when the two collided in the fourth quarter of Game 1 between the Spurs and Thunder on Sunday night, they both went down as if a grenade had gone off in the area.
Ginobili got the foul call, so I guess his veteran reputation helped in the situation. He also was the best player in the game, going for 26 points on 9-14 shooting. It’s pretty obvious he’s what the Spurs were missing when they lost to the Grizzlies in the first round last year.
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SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili has to play a key role in every contest if the Spurs are to win this series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Late in the 4th quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Tim Duncan came to the top of the key to set a screen on OKC’s James Harden for Manu Ginobili. Instead of taking the screen, Ginobili decides to flop. And not to be outdone, Harden decides to flop as well. So what we ended up with was Ginobili and Harden both on the ground after flopping at the same time.
Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 19th in a row to tie the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 to open the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.
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It isn’t a playoff game unless there is a flop, but to see an amazing double flop is a must see. That’s exactly what happened in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between San Antonio and Oklahoma City as Harden and Ginobili collided. Manu and the Spurs had the last laugh as they [...]
Manu Ginobili, has had a quiet playoff series thus far, but what better game to have a coming out party than Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and the Thunder. Manu, back. H/T CBSSports
Flopping in the NBA seems to have become even more prominent this year. From the Miami Heat to Blake Griffin to Manu Ginobili (the biggest flopper in the league) the NBA is looking more like soccer everyday.
Sunday night during Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and Thunder, we witnessed something that has rarely been seen. The double flop. Manu Ginobili and...
The San Antonio Spurs took a one game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night with a 101-98 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Manu Ginobili was sensational for the Spurs with a team high 26 points. At one point during the game Ginobili found himself trying to out flop Thunders' James Harden. Check out the double flop video:
There was 0% chance for Thunder in San Antonio, as the Spurs — led by Manu Ginobili – took away Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs would claim their 19th consecutive win leading into the playoffs tying with the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, but at one point it seemed like the Thunder [...]
“It was a very rusty game,” said San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (16 points) after his team defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 on Sunday evening, “I didn’t feel like I had a rhythm.”
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The fourth quarter of San Antonio’s101-98 victory yesterday was Manu Ginobili’s; Ginobli was dialed in, and brought the Spurs back while Tony Parker was having a not so great game. Today, Manu is going phone shopping. He definitely deserves a little upgrade after carrying the Spurs on his back. -TO
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