Manu Ginobili Surprised by Starting Nod
After a surprise start from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich that will go down as the latest stroke of genius in his celebrated coaching career, (Manu) Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in San Antonio’s 114-104 win vs. the Miami Heat.
“I didn’t expect it; I’ve been a backup for 80-90 games,” Ginobili said about starting. “The way they were playing small, I wanted to play more minutes and (Popovich) told me yesterday I’d start.”
Leading the series 3-2, the Spurs head back to Miami for Game 6 on Tuesday with a chance to win the organization’s fifth championship.