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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Siren Game: Manu Ginobili

Previously on the site, I’ve discussed the concept of siren games, as Kevin Durant had one against Texas Tech. If you’re not sure what a siren game is, I advise you check out the gloss guide.

Today, I am proud to announce, that we witnessed another siren game last night in Atlanta.

In a rare display of individual talent and rhythm, Manu Ginobili rattled off 24 straight points for the Spurs as part of his season high 40, which led San Antonio to a 103-96 win over the Hawks. As a 6th man, Ginobili didn’t enter the game til late in the 1st quarter and he started off shooting 2-4.

With 56 seconds left in the 1st quarter, Manu Ginobili went on the scoring spree of his life. The Argentine proceeded to knock down 6 field goals and 7 free throws in succession, scoring 24 straight points, without any other teammate putting up a shot according to the play-by-play. Even Ginobili admitted after the game he was pretty impressed with himself

I’ve had some good stretches in my career. Today was kind of impressive. In those three or four minutes, or however many they were, maybe, yeah, it was some of the best.

That’s the type of performance that can really give the 37-18 Spurs a much-needed kick-in-the-ass, and it also shows that Ginobili is one of the top players in the league when he’s healthy and focused.

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