No Manu? How do you say, "The Spurs are toast," in Spanish?
This analysis was both accurate and pointless; without Manu Ginobili, the Spurs are going nowhere in the playoffs., Manu said it himself about a week ago when I caught up with him after his first game back after missing more than a month with the right ankle injury that sidelined him Monday for the rest of the season and the playoffs.
"We always have a good shot," Ginobili said that night in Atlanta. "The thing is, if we’re not healthy, we won’t."
File this one under "won't." And as old and slow as the Spurs looked Sunday in Cleveland, it's time to start wondering whether the window has closed not only on this season, but also on their semi-dynasty (is four titles in 11 years a dynasty?)