Spurs, Thunder Rely on Their Sixth Men?
The Western Conference finals are sure to bring about comparisons between a pair of super subs: Oklahoma City’s James Harden and the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili.
Both are left-handed. Both have NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards on their mantles. Both play with a herky-jerky style that can be murder to defend.
Harden, however, is the one with The Beard.
“Mine doesn’t get that good,” Ginobili said. “I’ve tried.”
One other key difference between the two: only Harden will enter Game 1 on Sunday with soaring confidence.
Ginobili is coming off his second straight poor-shooting series, going 17 for 42 in the second-round sweep of the Los Angeles Clippers.