Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 6/14/13
AT&T Center – Going into the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs found themselves trailing 81-76 to the Miami Heat. With Tony Parker losing his aggressiveness due to fatigue, Tim Duncan, Danny Green, and Kawhi Leonard, who all scored more than five points in the third quarter needed help to make a final push in the fourth. The logical move would be to look to the last member of the “Big 3”, Manu Ginobili, to provide a scoring and playmaking punch with Parker only playing three minutes in the fourth. The move didn’t quite work as Ginobili played 10:23 minutes in the fourth quarter and only contributed 3 points, missed two 3-pointers, threw one assist, grabbed one rebound, and turned the ball over once. The Spurs would fall to the Heat by 16 points and Miami would tie the NBA Finals series at 2-2. Whether it’s Miami’s defense or Ginobili just in a slump, Ginobili’s absent presence in the NBA Finals began to surface Thursday. When asked after the
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