Manu Ginobili watched Danny Green get benched for Marco Belinelli, and then went out and put both of them to shame with a season-high 24 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 9-of-17 shooting as the Spurs beat the Suns without their starting point guard (Tony Parker).
Ginobili played 27 minutes tonight and has now scored 20 or more in two of his last four games, and has only one other 20-point game this season, which came back on Nov. 1. He's averaging 14.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 3-pointers, and shooting 57 percent over his last five, which includes scoring totals of six points on Saturday and four points on Wednesday. His next surprise DNP could be just around the corner, considering he has yet to miss a game this season, but is hot enough that he needs to be in starting fantasy lineups as long as he's playing for the Spurs.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:21:00 AM