Wednesday, December 24, 2008

NBA News - Manu Injured?

Not a good way for the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate as they will face the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday night. In their 99-93 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Manu GINOBILI limped slightly to the side lines with about four minutes left.

Manu, who missed the first 12 games of the season because of left ankle surgery, returned two minutes later and played until 15 seconds remained in the game. Still, the Spurs are being cautious. Manu grimaced and grabbed his ankle when he lunged to grab at the basketball in the fourth quarter.

“He’s in there talking to the doctors now, just to see what that was,” Spurs coach Gregg POPOVICH said. “I’m hoping, maybe, that it’s scar tissue or something like that, and those things are going to happen while he’s recovering. We’ll find out.”

Manu too did not had a good for himself, posting just 8 points, 1 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Still no sign of Fabricio OBERTO who is still out injured.

It was a big night for Andres NOCIONI when the Chicago Bulls took on their Eastern Conference rival the Detroit Pistons. However the Bulls still lost the game 98-104.

Chapu was again used as a starter in place of the injured Drew GOODEN did posted 18 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist. On the opposite end, Walter HERRMANN did had any action tonight.

The Houston Rockets were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-99, with Luis SCOLA posting 11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists & 1 steal.

5 comments:

VJ Rabid said...

Hopefully, Manu's injury is nothing more than a tweak and he is alright.

Dave said...

Happy Holidays John, and to everyone at Mundo Albiceleste!

I come bearing good news, the San Antonio Express is now reporting that Manu Ginobili is fine. It was just a scare and not a serious injury.

On another note,

I don't understand what is going with the Detroit Pistons and Walter Herrmann.

Their head coach changed to a small ball lineup, a lineup which should suit Herrmann. Curry should be playing Herrmann at power forward and letting him space the floor with his three point shooting, much like Charlotte did in Herrmann's rookie season. Herrmann was very effective at that spot. He was scoring almost 20 points a game late in that season, playing that exact role, a role which Curry's small ball lineup opens up for him.

It's odd that Herrmann wasn't even given the opportunity. In only one game since the lineup change has Hermmann played more than four minutes (12 minutes), and in three of those seven games he hasn't played at all. It's strange.

Then again, the Pistons coach is limiting Jason Maxiell's, Amir Johnson's, and Kwame Brown's minutes too .... so Herrmann is not alone.

I was surprised he didn't get the opportunity though. The lineup looked like such a good fit for Herrmann.

coach said...

maybe it's time to rest for the remainder of the current season , manu !

Trip said...

Hopefully Manu is healthy. The Spurs need him for the rest of the season. Merry Christmas!

Lucas Pastore said...

Hey man, i'm Lucas Pastore, from the spursbrasil.wordpress.com blog. Good news about Manu, and i'm looking foward to see how we'll deal the new foward formation from Phoenix.