But in this case, Manu Ginobili’s “first” snuffed out James Harden’s last attempt at tying up Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, preserving San Antonio’s 110-107 overtime victory.
“Manu reached back and gave us one of his Manu performances from past years,” San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He was a stud. We actually went to him with Kawhi [Leonard] off the court [due to an ankle injury]. We went to him to generate some offense, and make some things happen. He did a good job, whether it was distributing or scoring. He was big for us.”
Source: Michael C. Wright of ESPN
Report: Lakers, Andrew Bogut Agree to Deal
Free agent center Andrew Bogut has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent David Bauman of ISE tells The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2017
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Source: Nuggets, Mason Plumlee Agree to Deal
Restricted free-agent center Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal to return to the Denver Nuggets, league sources told ESPN.
Agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports and Denver president of basketball operations Tim Connelly reached agreement on the deal late Sunday night, league sources said.
With the deal, Denver was able to avoid Plumlee signing a $4.6 million qualifying offer for the 2017-18 season — which would’ve allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins Expected to Finalize Extension Before Training Camp
The Wiggins 5-years, $148M extension is expected to be done before Saturday’s 1st practice, per a chat I had w/ owner Glen Taylor.
The Wiggins 5-years, $148M extension is expected to be done before Saturday’s 1st practice, per a chat I had w/ owner Glen Taylor. #Twolves
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) September 18, 2017
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter