Manu Ginobili Provides Blast From Past, Renders Celtics Ancient History

March 29th, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
Throughout the middle portions of the decade, the San Antonio Spurs were a powerhouse, capturing three titles during the middle of the 2000s to add to the one they captured in 1999.

And it’s hard to forget the Boston Celtics’ championship captured the season before last.

But as the Lakers, Cavs, and Magic have ascended to the NBA’s forefront, Boston and San Antonio have played like eidolons of their former selves—phantoms of those past championship teams that lack the talent to ultimately wear this season’s championship crown.

San Antonio’s 96-73 victory over Boston was filled with petrified performances by some of the most dominant players of the 2000s.

Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Rasheed Wallace, Ray Allen, Antonio McDyess, and Michael Finley all played like shells of themselves Sunday night, the main reason why few expect either team to come close to the NBA Finals this season.

However, one player was able to reach back into time and recapture the magic.

And it’s precisely Manu Ginobili’s rediscovered ability to electrify on a consistent basis as to why the Spurs are as ...

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