Ginobili Helps Spurs Get Even

Ginobili Helps Spurs Get Even

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.”

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