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Popovich: Manu Ginobili to return Saturday vs. Nets

Feb 10, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

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The San Antonio Spurs have done surprisingly well without Manu Ginobili — they have gone 15-7 and won six in a row. We can debate if Tony Parker should be an All-Star or not, but he has stepped up and carried a big load the last 22 games.

Saturday night, Manu Ginobili will be back, tweets Jeff McDonald of the Express-News Spurs Blog. Coach Gregg Popovich announced it to the media Friday. Ginobili practiced full contact on Friday.

Ginobili will come off the bench and play limited minutes the first few games back.

Before he broke his hand on a fluke play on Jan. 2, Ginobili was off to a very fast start, averaging 17.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3 assists per game. His PER was right there at the top of the league with LeBron.

Getting him back and integrated makes the Spurs that much more dangerous. Remember, this team won 61 games last season.

  1. Zammael - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM


  2. cowhawkfan - Feb 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Darn near had a heart attack….I knew it couldn’t possibly be true, but as a Dallas Maverick fan, I held my break as I clicked on the link to the article that said, “PBT: Mavs’ Ginobili to return Saturday vs. Nets”. LOL…wouldn’t that be something if the Mavs’ had found a way to get Ginobili? BTW, I copied the words directly from the main NBA home page so I’ve quoted it exactly as posted.

  3. netsdevils - Feb 11, 2012 at 5:36 AM

    Going to spurs game vs nets hope the snow stops before 8pm… Nets coming off road loss on back to back nights and playing at home will play tuff will def not be a blowout looking for nets to hang and cover the plus11… Over 191…. Spurs 104 vs nets 99 final…..

  4. netsdevils - Feb 11, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    Always if u want to go to tonight’s game I got great seats 10th row for 10 bucks ticketluck a great site… Nets games the best to go to because of price that’s about it… We need Lopez back to have slim shot to make playoffs or trade Lopez for superman right after all-star break … Nets will def go to Brooklyn with superman and Williams and even hump man will be there… Next year nets finish as 4th seed in east with those guys and still lose in 2nd round… Not to long ago Kidd/ Martin/Jefferson/

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