The San Antonio Spurs announced Manu Ginobili will miss 3-4 weeks with a strained left hamstring.
Ginobili injured his hamstring on this dunk (below) in the third quarter. The Spurs didn't notice Ginobili was hobbling, because they were preoccupied with intentionally fouling Dwight Howard.
Ginobili's timetable puts him on track to play against Portland, at the earliest. He could miss 13 games and perhaps more if he suffers a setback.
Tiago Splitter and Danny Green could return prior to the Rodeo Road Trip. Kawhi Leonard is on track to return around the All-Star break. The Spurs are down to 11 healthy bodies against the Chicago Bulls.
In the meantime, the Spurs will continue to lean on Boris Diaw, who attempted 20 shots in the loss to the Rockets, Nando De Colo, Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, presumably, have larger offensive workloads, though that doesn't necessarily mean they'll play more minutes. That is not Gregg Popovich's mantra.
The Spurs' offense has been 10.5 points per 100 possessions worse without Ginobili on the floor. His absence will make everyone's job that much harder.
Can they borrow Gary Neal for a couple weeks?