The matchup of the Game for Game 5 will be between Manu Ginobili and Jarrett Jack.
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili had a breakout game for the series in Game 4 with 21 points (8-18 FG) and 50% shooting (5-10) from beyond the arc, but the team still fell to the Golden State Warriors. While Ginobili had a great game, the majority of his points came in the first half with 0 points in overtime. The Spurs will need him to have a balanced game, scoring throughout the game, and making his jumpers to make the defense stop collapsing in the paint. Jarrett Jack also had a great shooting night with 24 points (9-16 FG) for the Warriors off the bench and will look to have a repeat performance as the team's sixth man.
What Ginobili must do on offense:
Manu has to be active on the offensive end and encourage his teammates to keep in motion. One of the troubles the Spurs have had is reverting back to their old style offense when the Big 3 were in their prime. Role players have become stand still shooters and have no movement in the offense, which puts pressure on Ginobili to be the sole creator of the offense. Unless the Spurs move and force the defense to move with them, Ginobili will have trouble getting by defenders on consistently during Game 5. He'll have to make his 3-point shots also, a shot he's shooting 34% this postseason.
What Ginobili must do on defense:
Early on in Game 4, Ginobili was causing havoc on the defensive end by pressuring the ball and using his hands in passing lanes. He'll have to do the same throughout the game too ruin any rhythm the Warriors may try to build. The Warriors' big men aren't the best passers out of pressure, so Manu using his long arms will have an effect this game if he chooses to be aggressive on the defensive end. An aggressive defensive Manu will also help the Spurs to easier transition points at home. The Spurs have been switching on defense depending on who they pick up in transition in the 1-3 positions, so it may be likely Ginobili may cover any of the smalls of the Golden State Warriors.
Awww! Don't be mad christy, just because you got destroyed in this little debate, but hey if i ever get tired of my manu blowup doll I'll always have you here to entertain me with your moronic bullshit and maybe one day you'll actually say something that makes sense, but until that day, do us all a favor and keep your girly little mouth shut, okay sweetie.
destroyed?..you haven't made one point except your a wanna be tough guy, i
guess that's the beauty of the internet..Game one 3-p shooting and all
play-offs he is averaging 34% shooting and racked in a whopping 8pt last
night. Destroyed. You guys act like we are talking about Duncan or
Parker the real reason why we are winning, Manu is the 4th best player
on our team...But instead of having NBA knowledge and use facts to back
up any of your comments continue with your tough guy attitude, hey got
to be tough once in your life...So what with you tough guy reply be, you
going to slap my girly face...does that feel good to let the few of us
know your tough...but the reality is the only thing you will be slapping
is your meat to Manu...
@ChrisCano Yes destroyed. Christy, Christy, Christy So I'm a tough guy aye.....well what does that make you, a homoerotic? saying "you will be slapping your meat to manu" Kinda of funny, but it makes me think you really do have those kind of urges, which is pretty funny. Which brings me back to what we were talking about, and that was how you said manu doesn't bring anything to the table, yes hes not shooting the ball well, but that's all you are talking about, his points, you don't look at his intangibles as I have said in my last post like rebounding the ball getting deflections and steals making sure to get everyone involved, his communication on the court, his passion, making the right play in the clutch, I could go on and on about these facts, but that poor excuse of a brain you have probably still won't understand. You said he was the 4th best player on the team, so if you take anyone's 4th best player off any team, they're not going to be as good, that only makes sense, so to say he doesn't bring anything to the table is ridiculous and poor analysis on your part.
@ChrisCano @isaacd35 Whoa now Christy, calm down. If I knew you were this sensitive I would've talked more about hitting you with a T-shirt, but seriously, There 's no way I ever said Manu ginobili was a superstar in this point of his career, What I did say was he makes an imprint on the game when he is in there, even if hes not shooting the ball well, he makes tough baskets when we need them, You say he jacks up shots like Jr Smith, but he's second on the team in assist, You say he can't play defense yet he leads the team in steals in the playoffs. I know Manu ginobili is old and not the player he used to be, but all I'm telling you is that he does impact the game even if you think he doesn't, but if he was as bad as you say he was, pop wouldn't play him, but pop knows what he brings and how important he is to the team even if you can't see it Christy.
Destroyed, your right i watch the games were Manu cant shoot or play defense! So whats left to do oh thats right keep the ball in your hands and shoot the ball 10 times and make 3 if we are lucky...With those intangibles we can win a title, he is like our Lebron James, Manu was great one of my fav players but players get old and decline, Manu is a roll player at best and needs to play like it is. He is playing like JR smith at least knock fans can tell the truth about their teams...Not Manu WAS great so he is the reason why we win, who really needs to play defense or score....CLOWN! You are the reason spurs fans act like Lakers and cowboys fans taking about what happened in the years before then whats on the court today..Manu is a struggling role player who is in a shooting slump, right tough guy
Joseph and green? We weren't talking about them numbnuts. What is manu Doing? How about everything I said in the last post Christy. Manu, danny and kawhi are the only ones that make plays on the defensive end which means they're either disruptive or steal the ball from the opponent. Are you following me? obviously you didn't see the last game when ginobili took the shots that were given to him and made everybody better with his 11 assist, to me that's not a guy who's forcing anything or trying to take over a game by himself, but I guess you couldn't process that christy, so get outta here with your nonsense before I slap you across your womanly face with my I Heart Manu Shirt.
Real tough I guess no one can talk about your crush. Well I'm sorry I didn't mean nothing bad bout Manu I mean what would the spurs do without his 10pt a game. You can continue hugging your Argentinian teen beat when Manu graced the cover. Kiss your Manu blow up doll goodnight and wear your "Manu can take it hard to my hole" shirt proud cause it right.
I guess some people didn't see how manu got everyone involved and how he had an impact in the game without scoring the basketball unlike curry and Thompson from the standpoint of when they are not scoring the basketball they dont have much of an impact.
@isaacd35 Get out of here with that Manu talk, he is ok but not the reason the spurs are winning, he is a fan favorite i get it..but no way he is the reason why we are winning these games...Before you bring up game one he was the reason we were put in that position...
@ChrisCano @isaacd35 hahha, Did manu turn you down for an autograph, and yes he is one of the reasons why were winning games. The thing about you is you all you look at is the points, but you fail to realize the intangibles that he brings to the table, like getting everyone involved, being disruptive on the defensive end making those winning plays. Even at home when he checks in the game, the whole crowd erupts and there's an energy that only he can bring and players around him play better when he's on the court even if his shot isn't falling, he had 11 assist in the clinching game at Oakland with only 6 points and he still made an impact in the game to help us win, but I guess only winners understand what he brings to the table.
@isaacd35 Get out of here the last thing i look at is points, his defense sucks and so does FG and FT percentage...so what is he doing. I get upset that he does not know his role and try to take over the game and his skill set does not allow him to do that anymore.And his 10 point average shows that.but you hold your I heart Manu shirt tight and kiss you Manu fathead goodnight tonight..
i always defend Green and Joseph and how the things they do off the ball...
Manu is an old man. You can not ask him to do so much on defense. Otherwise, he is fatigue by the 4th quarter. No more legs and no more jump shot falling.