Ginobili (thigh) has been ruled out for Friday's matchup with the Raptors, Michael C. Wright of ESPN reports. Ginobili is set to miss a second straight game and the fact that he's being ruled out a day in advance isn't necessarily encouraging for a speedy return. Either way, with Rudy Gay (heel) and Kawhi Leonard (groin) still out as well, there should be added opportunities for the likes of Kyle Anderson, Bryn Forbes and Davis Bertans on the wing. Ginobili's next opportunity to return will be Sunday against the Pacers.
Ginobili (thigh) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nets, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. Ginobili had to leave Monday's game early with a bruised right thigh and the Spurs aren't going to rush him back into action, so he'll get the night off Wednesday. Considering the Spurs' typical conservative approach, Ginobili could miss more time, though his next opportunity to play will be Friday against the Raptors. With Ginobili out, guys like Kyle Anderson and Bryn Forbes could pick up additional playing time off the bench on the wing.
Ginobili suffered a right thigh contusion during Monday's game against the Hawks and will not return. It doesn't sound like anything overly serious for the veteran wing, though it will be worth it to monitor his status moving forward considering the Spurs' typical conservative approach. With just a day off before traveling to Brooklyn for Wednesday's game, Ginobili can be considered questionable for that contest and it wouldn't be surprising if the Spurs take a cautious approach.
Ginobili will be rested for Monday's game against the Kings, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. The veteran scored a season-high 26 points in 27 minutes (which matched a season-high) Sunday against the Blazers, and the Spurs will continue their trend of holding the 40-year-old out of one half of back-to-back sets. Expect Ginobili to return to action Thursday against the Lakers.
Ginobili posted 26 points (9-16 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and a steal in 27 minutes during Sunday's 111-110 loss to the Trail Blazers. With Sunday's excellent outing, Ginobili became the first player over 40 in NBA history to post multiple 20-plus points in multiple games off the bench. He reached that milestone due in large part to his red-hot shooting night from beyond the arc, where he drilled six threes in nine attempts. As one might expect, Ginobili's fantasy impact has dwindled in the twilight of his career, but occasionally he will turn back the clock with a decent stat line here and there. Without question, Sunday's game was the best example of that with a season-best 26 points. The Spurs needed a quick fix to adjust their game plan without Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) and Ginobili found his shot at the right moment. Don't expect this kind of output from him moving forward, though.
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