But in these sorts of situations and you need one man to start the fire and keep the flame burning. That man is non-other than Manu GINOBILI. Remember last year series against the Suns? He did just that again, killing the Hornets in the last two games to take the series. Eventually Spurs won this game by 91-82 and win the series 4-3.
It was very much game, with Spurs dominating the first 3 quarters but the Hornets surge back in the fourth. Four free throws in the final minute from Manu ensured that the game was beyond Hornets reach. He was the high five performer of the game, posting 26 points, 5 rebounds & 5 assists.
Fabricio OBERTO was a sensation in the defensive duties and did a terrific job in taking over the mantle from Kurt THOMAS. He proved that Big Pops made the right choice by putting him in the starting five. He had 9 rebounds to go with his 4 points & 2 assists.
Now we’ll have another tough series coming, against the MVP and the Lakers. Another heavyweight clash in the making can’t wait for that.