San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili and the Argentinean National team returned to action Friday night in the Super 4 exhibition tournament with a 80 to 67 win over Cuba in Cordoba, Argentina.
Ginobili put on a spectacular performance as he led Argentina with 25 points, eight rebounds, and three steals shooting 50% from the field in 22 minutes of action.
Argentina was leading 23 to 14 over Cuba in the second quarter as Houston’s Luis Scola had 11 points and Ginobili had six points. Ginobili checked into the game with about six minutes remaining in the second quarter and I can confirm after watching that Ginobili is not playing with any arm braces anymore.
With three minutes left in the second quarter, Argentina’s point guard Pepe Sanchez threw an alley-oop from the top of the three-point line as Ginobili caught the ball and finished the alley-oop layup in mid air. The crowd’s roar grew louder. Ginobili then set up a no-look-pass to a wide-open Leonardo Mainoldi for an Argentina three. The Argentinians went into halftime leading 45 to 28.no comments