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Ginobili (back) will not play against the Timberwolves on Saturday.

Ginobili left Friday's game with back spasms and was unable to return. Those spasms have apparently carried over into Saturday and he won't make an appearance on the court until Tuesday against the Wizards at the earliest.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Months

Ginobili is dealing with back spasms and will not return to Friday's game.

He had four points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 10 minutes in the first half and should be considered day-to-day. With Kawhi Leonard still out, Marco Belinelli will really be leaned on if Ginobili misses further time.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Months

Ginobili scored a team-high 26 points (9-17 FG, 5=8 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with seven rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes as the Spurs beat New Orleans in overtime on Wednesday.

Ginobili was coming off a six-point outing in the Tuesday loss to the Grizzlies. He came two points shy of his season high and has now his 52.2 percent of his field goals in his last five games for an average of 14.0 points.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Months

Ginobili scored 19 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3P, 3-4 FT) with 10 assists and two rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench Monday.

Tony Parker's return to action helped the Spurs end their losing streak, and Ginobili responded with his first double-double of the season. He's scored in double digits in nine straight games, albeit with plenty of nights off in the middle, and the veteran wing remains a steady contributor.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Months

Ginobili will be held out of Saturday's game to rest.

The Spurs have gone to triple overtime in their last two games, so Tim Duncan is also being held out Saturday to rest. With the Spurs four best players out of the lineup, Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Kyle Anderson should all see plenty of time on the wing Saturday.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Months

Ginobili contributed 21 points (7-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-7 FT), eight rebounds and eight assists in 41 minutes during the Spurs' 117-116 loss versus the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

As long as Tony Parker (hamstring) is out Ginobili will likely continue to hold down more ball-handling and play-making duties. The Grizzlies were missing their best perimeter defender in Tony Allen (eye), but Ginobili has been having an impressive season with Patty Mills (shoulder) yet to make his season debut. Once Parker and Mills are able to return Ginobili's stats could suffer some, but continue to ride him while he's hot.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Months

Ginobili will be held out Monday against Portland due to a lower back contusion.

Ginobili apparently suffered the injury during Sunday's win over Denver, in which he had 15 points and six assists in 24 minutes. On the second half of a back-to-back, it's quite possible he's being held out as a precaution more than anything else.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Months

Ginobili posted 15 points, one rebound, and six assists in 24 minutes of action Sunday against the Nuggets.

Ginobili is averaging 12.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.4 three-pointers made for the season. While his averages don't pop off the charts, he's still a solid option in standard leagues, as he's a major part of the Spurs' offense, and he'll continue to play well as log as he's healthy.

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Ginobili returned Friday from a night of rest Wednesday, scoring 18 points, but making just three of his eight attempts from beyond the arc.

On the night Ginobili shot 6-for-16, and turned the ball over four times in 31 minutes. The veteran, like Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, didn't play Wednesday against the Knicks. Expect Ginobili to continue to take games off from time to time, as we've come to expect from the Spurs.

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Ginobili (rest) will be given the night off Wednesday, Project Spurs' Paul Garcia reports.

The Spurs will be very shorthanded Wednesday, meaning Danny Green and Marco Belinelli should see significant run on the wing. Look for Ginobili to return to the court Friday.