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Nowitzki sprains knee, doubtful for Game

DALLAS, May 24 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks almost certainly will be without their best player when they face the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the NBA Western Conference finals S

Indians activate Bradley

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Mavericks at home to San Antonio

DALLAS, May 23 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks can keep home-court advantage in the NBA Western Conference finals Friday night against San Antonio if they can keep their cool.

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San Antonio 119, Dallas 106

SAN ANTONIO, May 21 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan took charge down the stretch Wednesday night and single-handedly stopped another raging rally by the Dallas Mavericks, leading the Spurs to a 119-106

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LA Lakers 99, San Antonio 95

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Missing their head coach and with their three-year string of success in danger of being halted, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers respond

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Second round of NBA playoffs begins

SAN ANTONIO, May 5 (UPI) -- The San Antonio Spurs host the three-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers Monday night in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Duncan repeats as NBA Most Valuable Player

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player Sunday, making him the first back-to-back winner of the award in 11 years.

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San Antonio 87, Phoenix 85

PHOENIX, May 1 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan's passing in the fourth quarter led to a flurry of three-pointers Thursday night that gave the San Antonio Spurs an 87-85 victory over the Phoenix Su

San Antonio 84; Portland 79

SAN ANTONIO, April 9 (UPI) -- Manu Ginobili came up with two key offensive rebounds in the final 90 seconds Wednesday night to help San Antonio hold off Portland, 84-79.
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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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