Ginobili Admits Taking ‘Risks’ in Game 1
With a flurry of eight points in 85 seconds to end the third quarter, (Manu) Ginobili set the Spurs’ course toward 91-79 victory that served as the series’ opening salvo. By the time Ginobili’s three-shot flourish was complete — a layup and two 3-pointers — the Spurs had their largest lead (13 points) to take into the fourth.
“You always want to create some separation,” Ginobili said. “Sometimes it doesn’t happen. I just took a couple risks. The ball went in, and it helped us.”
Ginobili found his moment late in the third quarter of Game 1, or it found him.
As a result, the Spurs won for the first time since April 12, in by far the most important game they have played to date.