Half an hour after he had helped deliver the Spurs the victory that might have saved their season, the man of the hour was loitering in a hallway at the AT&T Center, rocking his twin 11-month-old boys in a stroller.
Back and forth, back and forth.
“I’m so tired,” Manu Ginobili said Wednesday.
Let the record show, after the Spurs evened their first-round series with Memphis with a 93-87 victory, Ginobili’s sprained right elbow was not sore enough to excuse him from daddy duty.
Playing with a black-and-blue pad over the joint he’d injured a week earlier in Phoenix, Ginobili introduced himself to the series in Game 2, scoring 17 points, grabbing seven rebounds and generally refusing to let the Spurs lose a game they simply could not afford to.
“Going back to Memphis down 2-0 was going to be really hard to overcome,” said Ginobili, who missed Game 1. “We brought some edge.”