The San Antonio Spurs Argentinian guard Manu Ginobili is doubtful for Game 1 of the playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies after spraining his right elbow in the regular-season finale. This is obviously a big blow for the Texan team, since Manu has been one of the major contributors to San Antonio’s success. Basketball scores.
The All-Star had an MRI exam Thursday that confirmed the sprain. Ginobili hyperextended the elbow in the first quarter of Wednesday’s loss at Phoenix after clashing against an opponent.
The Spurs said “Obi Wain Ginobili” will be listed as doubtful for the playoff opener this weekend. San Antonio managed to locked up the No. 1 seed in the West last week despite the loss against the Suns. They are currently preparing their strategies to play the Memphis Grizzlies led by Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol in the first round. Basketball odds.
Perennial Coach Gregg Popovich chose to sit his stars Tuesday at the Los Angeles Lakers, but played them against the Suns with the goal of keeping them in a rhythm for the playoffs and not to lose their playing mood.
The 33-year-old Ginobili averaged 17.4 points this season and is one of the main stars in the team. With Ginobili sidelined, Popovich wil have to select a substitute from the bench, which will probably be young guard, George Hill. Basketball spreads.
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