Ginobili only scored twelve points but it was a timely twelve. The future Hall of Famer brought his A-game tonight versus the Rockets. He shot a healthy 45% from the field and was aggressively driving to the basket. He even had a highlight dunk which is an amazing feat for the 39 year old player. He only made one three but it was a timely one and kept the Spurs in the game when the offense was hard to come by.
Ginobili did everything that he could do to help his team to get this win and the stat sheet shows it. He quietly snatched down seven rebounds in a game where every possession was valuable. He also ran the team well, leading the Spurs in assists for the night with five big assists. The Spurs offense was very stagnant and those five assists by Ginobili seemed liked ten in a game like this.
1) The Block:
Ginobili arguably had the block of the playoffs against James Harden in overtime to seal the amazing win for the Spurs. His defense all game was just as valuable as his offense. Ginobili along with Jonathan Simmons did a wonderful job on the perimeter down the stretch of the game. Ginobili also had a key steal towards the end of the game that gave the Spurs needed momentum--gritty performance by the Argentine.