Spurs are returning to same arena that crowned them the 2007 NBA champions and the feeling must be very good in their camp after the last game.
Leaving Toronto with one of his all time classic performance, Manu GINOBILI just added another one into his long list of famous nights.
He had a career high of 8 3-pointers, shooting and hustling in every corner on the court and eventually finishing of the night with whopping 46 points!!! This was his best performance of the season and his was just 2 points shy of equaling his career high.
Not only that, he also had a team high of 8 assists and a game high of 3 steals to go together with 5 rebounds & 1 block shot.
"It was a special game," Manu said. "I was feeling good from the beginning. I felt like every shot was going to go in, and it did."
In the same playground where it has always been about Le Bron JAMES, even the King himself had to concede after such majestic performance.
"It was unbelievable," JAMES said. "There's nothing you can do when a guy get hot like that. He shot step-back 3s. He shot pull-up 3s. It was a great performance by Manu."
In some ways Fabricio OBERTO contributions could have also made this possible as he defensive duty helps to push Spurs offense even further. OBERTO posted 4 points & 5 rebounds.
Oh yes!!! The talk about him never just stops there...
"I'm just happy he's on my team. He's unbelievable when he gets rolling like that. The funny part is, I've seen him do it before”
- Tim DUNCAN
"Manu Ginobili's a bad boy"
- Mike BROWN
"Manu is Manu. He's one of the most unbelievable competitors I've been around. That's why he has NBA championships and Olympic championships and European championships. He's a pretty special guy."
- Gregg POPOVICH
Toronto Raptors 109 New Jersey Nets 91
Carlos DELFINO, despite posting just 7 points tonight, still had a game high 9 rebounds (together with teammate Chris BOSH), 6 assists & 1 steal to his credit.
Indiana Pacers 80 Detroit Pistons 96
Does anyone what happen when these two met like three seasons ago? Well let’s not get it into that.
Walter HERRMANN had 8:26 time play from which he only manages just 2 rebounds.
Sacramento Kings 87 Houston Rockets 89
The Rockets continued their winning streak but Luis SCOLA wasn’t able to produce like what he does in previous game.
He was suffering from foul trouble from which he eventually finished the game with 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 block shot.