SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginoboli, the 39-year-old guard from Spurs, wowed the NBA players who watched the Spurs-Rockets fifth playoff game live at the AT&T Center last Tuesday.
Ginoboli showed that he’s not yet done when he showed his incredible impersonation on the last minutes of the game after successfully blocking the MVP candidate, James Harden.
Ginoboli took up the challenge when their best player, Kawhi Leonard, was out in the game due to an injury. He did not give up, but instead, he led the team by showing his strength in the final 10 minutes of the game, including overtime.
Spurs won the fifth game with a final score of 110-107, making a 3-2 series lead score. Ginoboli was the star of the night and his fellow NBA players who watched the game cheered for him from afar during the last minutes of the game.
Those shout-outs did not just end in the court but also extended online with several positive tweets from netizens. These praises are well-deserved because Ginoboli contributed 12 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds, not to mention his impressive block against Harden.
The two points made by Ginoboli in the second quarter via dunk increased the spirit of Spurs. It was an incredible and jaw-dropping dunk that made the crowd crazy. Hence, he was the reason behind the overtime with a stunning layup using his left hand.
During the last 10 minutes of the game including overtime, Kawhi Leonard, the defense prowess of Spurs, was out of the game due to an ankle injury. Spurs seemed to have lost hope but Ginoboli, the notorious senior NBA player, defended the scores by successfully blocking Harden. The amazing stunt was the highlight of the whole game, and it made the Spurs lead the playoff series.
Watch out for the sixth game which will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, 8:00 am at Toyota Center. This will be an exciting and fun game!