Popovich Calls Ginobili ‘a stud’ After Game 5 Victory


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

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