By Marcus Thompson
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 at 7:55 pm in Uncategorized.
Tim Duncan could play if he needed to. But since the Spurs went 2-0 without him against Dallas and Utah, he obviously doesn’t need to. He didn’t even sit on the bench, instead watched the game from the locker room.
Many Ginobili is playing with a sprained ligament in his left hand. It happened when he was upended by a charge-seeking James Jones at Portland on Dec. 2. He used his left hand to brace his fall, sustaining the injury. His left hand is sore and he feels pain when he shoots.
This is bad news for the Warriors. Ginobili, because of his injury, has pretty much just been going to the basket. He normally settles for jumpers and fade-aways on occasion. But now he’s just putting his head down and headin to the cup. As a result, his last two gamems entering tonight, he was 28-for-31 from the free throw line.
Expect a lot of fouls by the Warriors and a lot of free throws for Ginobili, as the Warriors play defense with their hands.