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NBA: Phoenix 103, San Antonio 87

PHOENIX, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Leandro Barbosa had 25 points, three rebounds and three steals Thursday night as the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs, 103-87.

NBA: LA Lakers 111, Boston 98

BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A refreshed Kobe Bryant scored 43 points Wednesday night to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past Boston, 111-98.

NBA: New York 99, L.A. Lakers 94

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Eddy Curry had 27 points and nine rebounds Tuesday as New York beat the Los Angeles Lakers, playing without Kobe Bryant, 99-94.

Lakers' Bryant suspended for one game

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was suspended for one game for hitting San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili.

NBA: San Antonio 96, LA Lakers 94 (OT)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Michael Finley sank a three-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in overtime Sunday afternoon to give San Antonio a 96-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: San Antonio 112, Memphis 96

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan led the way Friday night with 26 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocked shots as the San Antonio Spurs downed Memphis, 112-96.

NBA: Houston 90, San Antonio 85

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady had 37 points and eight rebounds Wednesday night as Houston topped the San Antonio Spurs, 90-85.

NBA: San Antonio 93, Boston 89

BOSTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan had 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 93-89 victory over the Boston Celtics.

NBA: San Antonio 99, Philadelphia 85

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan had 17 points and 15 rebounds Sunday, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 99-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

NBA: Chicago 99, San Antonio 87

CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Kirk Hinrich paced five Chicago players in double figures Monday with 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, as the Bulls beat San Antonio, 99-87.

NBA: San Antonio 92, Denver 83

DENVER, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Tony Parker scored 26 points Wednesday night as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted Denver, 92-83.

NBA: San Antonio 98, Portland 84

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan had 16 points and nine rebounds Tuesday as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 98-84.

NBA: San Antonio 110, Memphis 96

MEMPHIS, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A 34-point effort by Manu Ginobili allowed San Antonio to come away with a much-needed victory Sunday -- 110-96 over Memphis.

NBA: Dallas 90, San Antonio 85

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki helped bring Dallas back from an 11-point halftime deficit to their 13th consecutive victory Friday night -- 90-85 over San Antonio.

NBA: Minnesota 103, San Antonio 101 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Trenton Hassell grabbed a key offensive rebound late in overtime Wednesday night, preserving Minnesota's 103-101 win over San Antonio.
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Manu Ginobili
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili practices during warm ups at the Pepsi Center in Denver on January 3, 2008. Ginobili is on the inactive/injury list with a sprained left index finger. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Emanuel David "Manu" Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina) is an Argentine professional basketball player. Coming from a family of professional basketball players, he is a member of the Argentine men's national basketball team and the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Ginóbili spent the early part of his basketball career in Argentina and Italy, where he won several individual and team honors. His stint with Italian side Kinder Bologna was particularly productive, earning two Lega A Most Valuable Player awards, the Euroleague Final Four MVP and the 2001 Euroleague and Triple Crown championships. The shooting guard was selected as the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and is considered one of the biggest draft steals of all time. Ginóbili returned to Italy and only joined the Spurs in 2002. He did not take long to establish himself as a key player for the Spurs, and has since earned three NBA championship rings as well as being named an All-Star in 2005. In the 2007–08 season, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

With the Argentina national team, Ginóbili has also enjoyed success. He made his debut with the national team in 1998, and was a member of the team which won the gold medal during the 2004 Olympics Basketball Tournament. Hailed as one of the finest European-based players to grace the NBA, he plays a high-tempo and intensive game. He is also one of only two players, along with Bill Bradley, to have won a Euroleague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Manu Ginobili."
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