Manu Ginobili helps San Antonio Spurs edge Thunder
SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili has to play a key role in every contest if the Spurs are to win this series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He did just that during the fourth period of Game 1. Just as it looked like the Thunder was set to take Game 1, Ginobili ripped off 11 points to push his team into the winner’s circle.
Early on both the Spurs Tony Parker and Tim Duncan shot horribly.
Though the Thunder didn’t exactly have their way with the Spurs moving into the second period, they looked very confident against them.
What the playoffs have shown us this season if that the team that is behind going into the fourth still has a chance to pull it off.
Despite losing the close one, Kevin Durant double-doubled with 27 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Russell Westbrook closed with 17 points.
For the victors, Ginobili finished with 26 overall, Parker with 18 points and Tim Duncan double-doubled with 16 points and 11 rebounds.