San Antonio star Ginobili out for tonight's game

  • Blog Post by: Jerry Zgoda
  • January 12, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Spurs sixth-man Manu Ginobili is out for tonight's game against the Timberwolves in San Antonio because of a troublesome hamstring.

You might remember he and Tony Parker combined for 28 fourth-quarter points the last time the Wolves played here and they brought the Spurs back to win from a nine-point deficit that night last month.

"It changes things," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said before tonight's game. "With him and Parker, they both us last time, big time in the fourth quarter. He's a guy who can get to the basket and finish plays. But the way they play their system, they just plug the other people in and keep going."

Spurs center Tiago Splitter (sprained shoulder) also won't play in the 6 p.m. start game.

The Wolves, meanwhile, again for the second straight game are fully healthy for the first time since March 3, 2012, Adelman's first season here.

Also, Kevin Love scored 42 points in last month's loss here, and he made eight of nine threes that night before Gregg Popovich put Boris Diaw on him and the Spurs throttled down on him in the fourth quarter.

Diaw will start tonight in Splitter's absence and you can be sure Love will see a good bit of him.

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