Thursday, February 21, 2008

NBA News - It's Super-MANu Ginobili!!!

Minnesota Timberwolves 99 San Antonio Spurs 100

For Manu GINOBILI, it has always been in his nature to bring in 110% of effort and determination to every game he plays. Tonight, it was the same as always, as Spurs needed all that positive vibe from him to beat the Wolves.

He outclassed everyone on the court to post a game high 44 points, barely a week his 46 points exploit against the Cavaliers.

GINOBILI hit a jumper from the top of the key with 6.2 seconds left for his final points, leading the Spurs to their fourth straight win with a 100-99 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.

“Manu is a top caliber player, he’s an All-Star caliber player,” Spurs coach Greg POPOVICH said. “He’s been on fire for a while now.”

GINOBILI dribbled behind his back and rose up over Randy FOYE on the winning shot.

“I always try to get to the rim, but FOYE took over my left pretty good and my counter move is always step back right,” GINOBILI said. “I got lucky there, took a good shot and it went in.”

He also had 3 rebounds, 4 assists & 1 steal to his credit and his tremendous contribution helped to carry the Spurs to their eight win in the last nine games.

“ I just felt like I wanted to take every shot because they were going in,” Manu said. “I made five in a row I think, and most of them weren’t just wide open. I wanted the ball in my hands because I was feeling confident.”

Manu performance may have overshadowed Fabricio OBERTO but every little thing that OBERTO does must never be ignored, especially in a game as tight as this. He posted 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 steal.

Houston Rockets 112 Miami Heat 100

The Rockets notched their 10th straight win after pounding the worst ever team in the entire league.

The mood behind the scene was a bit different after the sudden trade of Mike JAMES, Bonzi WELLS & Kirk SNYDER.

All of the Rockets starters were in double figures including Luis SCOLA who posted 11 points, a game high of 10 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals.


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Melvin said...

I was very upset for the Wolves because i feel they play hard just to lose the game at the end... ANyway manu is awesome... Speechless..

John said...

Some Other NBA News...

On Friday,

In Toronto Raptors 99-103 defeat to the New York Knicks, Carlos DELFINO came off frm the bench to post 18 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists & 1 steal.

Detroit Pistons defeated Milwaukee Bucks 127-100 with Walter HERRMANN having a 4 minutes plus run and posting 5 points & 1 rebound in the process.

Another fine night for Andres NOCIONI as he posted 21 points, 3 rebounds & 1 steal as a revamped Chicago Bulls defeated the Denver Nuggets 135-121.

Luis SCOLA had 8 points & 9 rebounds in Houston Rockets 100-80 win over the New Orleans Hornets.

On Saturday,

And the high flying Hornets suffered another defeat this tima against San Antonio Spurs. Spurs 98-89 win most of the damage coming from Manu GINOBILI with a game high 30 points, 6 rebounds, 12 assists & 1 steal. Fabricio OBERTO on the other hand posted 8 points, 9 rebounds & 1 assist.

Foul y Doble said...

Manu is just incredible, one of the best players in NBA history (in my opinion).

Anonymous said...

Spkeaing of great games, Messi with another great game. As Barca trashed Levante 5-1. Messi with a goal and 2 AST to Eto who had a hat trick. Here is the video.


Ricardo Pilat said...

eu acho que os Spurs são sempre favoritos para conquistar o título, e esse ano não será diferente...

mas acho exagerado dizer que o Manu pode ser MVP, hehe...

ele está jogando demais, mas é cedo ainda para projetar isso


halley said...

Manu is growing hotter and hotter every game. If he continues on his 30+ pts streak, with a little adjusment to their new players, the Spurs are ready for the playoffs.

halley said...

just as i've promised. i have published my entry about Manu.

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