Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden StateWarriors dunks the ball in the first half against the San AntonioSpurs during Game Four of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals at AT&T Center on May 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
Ginobili scored 15 points and added seven assists in Game 4 of the Spurs loss to the Golden State Warriors.
When Manu Ginobili was taken out of Monday's game with 2:25 left in the game, the San Antonio crowd rose in unison to give the popular veteran from Argentina a standing ovation.
They maintain this year's ideal 12-0 playoff win record and book a place in the NBA Finals against the victor of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers now lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-1.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he's not sure yet whether he'll be able to coach in the NBA Finals as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery two years ago that have kept him from coaching the past 10 playoff games.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he would not rush Ginobili into making a decision. "I'm a Manu Ginobili fan, and when you kind of sense the moment, obviously you don't know what's in his future, but the crowd's going insane for him", Durant said. And as good as the offense has been, it's the defense that's been key, holding San Antonio, Utah and Portland to 102 points.
Ginobili, who did not start a game during the regular season and has started only three times over the past five seasons, was in the starting lineup for Game 4 against the Warriors.
My favorite Manu moment from his entire career wasn't even a basketball play.
This doesn't guarantee Golden State a championship.
"Our goal is to keep on winning and we need to be better if we want to achieve this feat", He said.
"I always said I wanted to let it sink in for three weeks, whatever".
The point so far really isn't how great the Warriors have looked in this postseason, because at times, including this game, they haven't looked super.
Ginobili, according to multiple reports, will not contemplate retirement until after the end of the season. "I have to choose between two wonderful options. You were better than us.' It's the easiest thing to do".
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