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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 overtime loss to the Heat prolonged the series to a pivotal Game 7, and Miami now has all the momentum.
In their postgame news conferences, the Spurs looked like a team that knew it should not be playing anymore. They were dressed in button-down shirts and slacks when they really should have been wearing champagne-soaked T-shirts. For the most part, they did not even try to downplay how disappointed they were. Their facial expressions would have given them away if they had tried to lie anyway.
Check out the Spurs’ dejection after Game 6>>
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Ghosts of NBA Finals Past: Manu Ginobili returns to top form in Game 5
Manu Ginobili’s career will be defined by winning.
He has the chance to the greatest international player of all time…who doesn’t start for his NBA team.
That’s why it was only fitting, that the player who is most known for coming off the bench, would find himself in the starting line-up for the biggest...
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Check out Mad Men’s “Don Draper” reacting to Manu Ginobili’s thoughts on the lack of a foul call in the final seconds of overtime of game six of the 2013 NBA Finals:
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‑‑...
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 [...]
AT&T Center – On Thursday when the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Miami Heat in Game 4, some fans and even media members were all asking a similar question, what’s wrong with Manu Ginobili?
In the locker room and on the podium however, Ginobili’s teammates remained confident and had faith that Ginobili would come out of his shooting slump in the series.
Manu Ginobili had a nice game against the Miami Heat on Sunday night as his San Antonio Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. Ginobili scored 13 points in 30 minutes of play, but none of his baskets were as special as what Tim Duncan did for him at some point during the [...]
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.
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...
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...
Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina
The truth is he never left you. Manu Ginobili has been here, waiting, for the right moment to put his stamp on this series. I am clueless as to why he waited until Game 5 to play with any sort of aggression, but his largest output in the Finals might have something to do with his only appearance in the starting lineup thus far. Playing more minutes alongside...
The San Antonio Spurs are dangerous enough when their combination of youth and experience allows them to employ a variety of offensive tactics against an opposing team like the Miami Heat. When their twice-waived free agent addition sets an NBA record for 3-pointers made and his 35-year-old counterpart drops a season-high 24 points with 10 assists, it’s all but inevitable that...