Ginobili went for 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, three steals and one rebound across 32 minutes during a 129-115 loss to the Warriors in Game 4 on Monday. In what might have been the final game of his career, Ginobili turned in a solid performance in a losing effort, scoring at least 15 points for the third time in the series. Ginobili received a larger workload in the series after Kawhi Leonard (ankle) went down in Game 1 and thrived in that capacity, averaging 13.8 points on 58.8 percent shooting from the field to go with 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals. He'll likely take the next few weeks to determine whether or not he intends to return to the court in 2017-18. Ginobili is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and if he wants to keep playing, it's difficult to envision him signing with any team other than the Spurs.
Ginobili will start at small forward for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports Ginobili is coming off an impressive Game 3 performance where he posted 21 points in 18 minutes, so he's earned a spot in the top unit with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) still sidelined with an injury. He should see an uptick in playing time with the move, which also likely means a slight decrease in playing time for Kyle Anderson, who will head back to the bench in the corresponding move. Ginobili has averaged 13.3 points, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals across 16.3 minutes over the first three games of the series.
Ginobili recorded 21 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal across 18 minutes during a 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday. Ginobili was excellent in the Game 3 loss as his 21 points off the bench marked a team high. It also marked his best scoring effort of the entire season, even though he only played 18 minutes. He was incredibly efficient on the offensive end, as he carried a larger offensive workload than normal with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) sidelined again.
Ginobili registered 17 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three steals, one rebound, and one assist in 26 minutes during Sunday's 113-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 1. Ginobili turned back the clocks in this one, and he was called on to play more than 20 minutes for just the second time in 13 playoff games this year. With Kawhi Leonard (ankle) suffering another ankle injury, the 39-year-old has now seen 25.0 minutes per night over the last three tilts. If Leonard is unable to play in Tuesday's Game 2, it's likely that Ginobili will exceed 20 minutes yet again.
Ginobili produced 12 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and one block across 32 minutes during a 110-107 overtime win over the Spurs on Tuesday. Ginobili was excellent in Game 5, as he turned back the clock with an all-around display, which included a game-clinching block on a James Harden three-point attempt. The 32 minutes also marked a season high for the 39-year-old. He was important down the stretch for the team, as Kawhi Leonard (ankle) was forced to sit out overtime. If Leonard is forced to miss time, Ginobili could be thrown into a larger role.
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