The Spurs play the T-Wolves tonight and then the Clippers tomorrow in what Ginobili refers to as must-win games.
“Both are teams that don’t have a shot at making the playoffs, so they don’t have much to lose, and we do. It’s very important to keep our focus, play hard for 48 minutes”
Good point since after the Wolves and Clips our boys will be facing only two teams the rest of the month that are under .500 (Golden State and New Jersey), and the other eight teams they face later this month include the Magic, Lakers, Cavaliers, and Celtics – all elite teams in their conferences, not to mention division leaders.
Hill expects the final 20 games to be educational. The lesson he learned on Wednesday, when the Knicks applied occasional double-team pressure: Be prepared for anything.
“They caught me off-guard,” he said. “I just wasn’t all there, but I know now what to do in that case. I’ll beat my man next time.”
There is also a nice feature piece on George Hill on NBA.com. As Ginobili points out:
“A year ago, you could tell that he was a rookie, maybe wasn’t up to the situation,” said Manu Ginobili. “But not now. Not anymore. He’s earned a lot of confidence from everybody. He’s guarding the best opponent, taking responsibility at the point when Tony’s not on the court.”
Speaking of Manu Ginobili, he says he is looking forward to playing in the World Championships. I hope that doesn’t mean we can look forward to him breaking down again next season.
I want one of these “Los Spurs” jerseys that the Spurs wore against the Knicks on “Latino Night”…
Date: March 12, 2010
Categories: Odds and Ends