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Manu Ginobili Stuffs Kevin Durant

In basketball blogging, Uncategorized on February 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

The San Antonio Spurs are an aging champion struggling to find an identity that works. Timmy D is in his 12th season, the expensive acquisition RJ, who was supposed to be a 4th or even 3rd option, is an utter failure in the system.

Worse, floor general Tony Parker’s plantar fascitis and other ailments are proving to be an insurmountable problem and George Hill just doesn’t look ready to take over against Derek Fisher or Deron Williams.

Yup, the Spurs look like they are headed for first round elimination …

Then all of a sudden, Manu shows up with superhero effort at just the right time …

… and the Spurs make you wonder.

Remember what Popp says:

“Doesn’t matter if you’re a #1 seed or a #8, you gotta beat everybody to win it all.”

YH joins in giving big ups to Manu Ginobili, who not only had the critical block but an excellent performance against the Thunder.

Ups too, to George Hill for correctly staying with the ball handler on that play and allowing the trailer to catch up – textbook Spur-team-defense.