Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/29/13
The matchup of the game for Friday night's matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers will be between backups Manu Ginobili and Jamal Crawford. 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 11.3ppg to Crawford's 12ppg this season. While both men can score, Ginobili is more of a balanced player on the offensive end who is also looking to distribute the ball. He's making up for his lower point average with 3apg to Crawford's 2.3apg in this series. Ginobili will have a hard time guarding Crawford, who's a streaky shooter who never takes a bad shot in his book. Manu will have to play hard on both ends of the floor this series despite the Spurs having a deep bench. What Ginobili must do on offense: Crawford is not known for his defense, so Manu must keep active and having him move his feet ...
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