Ginobili will sit out Sunday's game against the Kings for rest. Coach Gregg Popovich is known for resting veterans throughout the season and with the playoffs less than a month away, he'll sit the 39-year-old Ginobili to avoid too heavy of a workload. Ginobili should be back for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, but in his place Sunday, guys like Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson could pick up some extra minutes.
Ginobili will be rested for Thursday's game against Oklahoma City. The Spurs are playing on the second night of a back-to-back, so the decision to rest the 39-year-old Ginobili comes as no surprise. Ginobili is coming off of one of his best performances of the season Wednesday against the Kings, finishing with 19 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes. Expect him to return to action Saturday when the Spurs host the Warriors.
Ginobili erupted for 19 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with five assists, four rebounds and three steals over 25 minutes in Wednesday's 114-104 win against the Kings. The 19 points set a season high. It was his first double-double point total in 10 games dating back to Feb. 6. Ginobili was seeing extended run with the Spurs resting LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard. He remains useful only in deeper fantasy leagues.
Ginobili will be rested for Saturday's game against Minnesota. The Spurs have rested Ginobili periodically throughout the season, and the 39-year-old will be sidelined Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back set. Friday night in New Orleans, Ginobili played 21 minutes off the bench and finished with five points, three rebounds and two assists. In his absence Saturday, expect Jonathon Simmons to step into a larger role.
Ginobili (ankle) contributed six points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists, three rebounds and three steals across 22 minutes in a 105-97 win over the Clippers on Friday. Ginobili didn't look to have any limitations in his return to action after tweaking his ankle in the Spurs' final game before the All-Star break, as he logged his most minutes of February and keyed a 16-5 run in the third quarter with a big three-pointer. Coach Gregg Popovich will likely find ways to give the 39-year-old periodic rest over the final month and a half of the regular season, but Ginobili should be ready to consistently play as many minutes as necessary once the postseason arrives.
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