Jun 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili addresses the media after game six in the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 103-100 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Finals: Manu Ginobili Has No Idea How San Antonio Spurs Will “Re-Energize” For Game 7


Everything was looking so good for the San Antonio Spurs against the Miami Heat. They had pushed Miami to the brink and had to win just one more game to close them out and hoist yet another trophy with a Big 3 many believe is superior to that of the Heat. But that win didn’t come on Tuesday night and many are wondering if it will come in Game 7 on Thursday night. One of those people questioning the Spurs chances is none other than Manu Ginobili.

Speaking after the three point overtime loss to the Heat, Ginobili admitted he was “devastated” and couldn’t say how the Spurs would re-energize themselves after such a crushing defeat.

“I have no clue how we’re going to be reenergized,” Ginobili said, via ProBasketballTalk. “I’m devastated. But we have to. There’s no Game 8 afterwards. We’re going to have to play our best game, even better than today. Shoot better, better defense, less turnovers in my case, but, yeah. There’s no secret recipe for bouncing back.”

The Spurs guard also said that he felt insecure in Game 6 as opposed to the the thrilling Game 5 win San Antonio had which put the Heat on the brink for Game 6. But ultimately the Spurs could maintain and Ginobili is likely speaking for the entire team when he says the loss in Game 6 is not going to be something they get over by sleeping it off.

“I had a very good game last game, and today I just couldn’t maintain it,” Ginobili said. “I was very insecure. I had a career high in turnovers in a really bad moment. It really helps to make me feel terrible. Even with all that, we were so close of winning it. So it’s one of the many things I’ll be thinking tonight.”

The question now shifts from whether or not the Heat have it in them to beat the Spurs to whether or not the loss in Game 6 was so devastating that is has already derailed the Spurs chances in Game 7. Ginobili said it best when he admitted to being insecure heading into Game 6 but the team was coming off of a win that put them a single game away from an NBA title.

Now that they’re coming off of their most crushing blow of the season, the question is are the Spurs already finished in this series?

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  • jr

    Point Shaving redefined by Ginobli! Wonder how much he received for giving the Heat a Game 7? San Antonio fans should be irate. Popovich kept him in and Duncan out when it mattered. Maybe POP got a piece of cash too! These old coaches always stay too long with the top payroll instead of best player needed in crunch time. Now he gets to think about this the entire off season and beyond. I have lost all respect for that coach/clown!