Monday, December 14, 2009

Manu On Fire For Third Straight Game

I might have been too pessimistic with Manu GINOBILI in recent times about his performance. Of course the injury that he had suffered in the past has taken its toll but in no way that will ever prevent or stop him from being the player he is on the court.

I do have my fair share of believe in him that he will get back to the Manu that we’re so used to love. So I guess, it’s pretty much based on the last two games, we are seeing the old Manu himself.

And so he was against the Los Angeles Clippers, chipping in 17 points as the San Antonio Spurs started their 3-game road trip with a 115-90 win. Plus he was also hand for his team with 3 assists, 3 rebounds, one steal and a block shot.

Just like the Rockets in their previous game, the Clippers were punished by the constant shots that were made from beyond the arc. Manu was leading the way for the Spurs converting five 3-pointers out of eight attempts (including the four in the first half alone).

So the answer to all my previous doubts is that he is back. And that can only bad news for the rest of the league.

In another game, the Houston Rockets could not capitalize on Luis SCOLA’s 21 points and 15 rebounds (plus one steal and block shot) after failing to overcome a poor start against the Toronto Raptors. The Rockets lost the game 88-101.

“We can’t afford to start this way,” SCOLA said. “We’re not that good. We can’t expect to come out and be down 20 and pick it up whenever we want to and come back and win the game. It happens once in a while, but it won’t happen against good defenses. We’re going to lose 95 percent of the games that we start this way.”


King Aguero said...

I hope the Spurs knock out the Lakers this yr

Bruno Pongas Fernandes Batista said...

Its early to say if the old manu is back. But he is playing very good and giving hope to us. I really would like to say manu playing like 3 or 4 yaers ago.