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Manu Ginobili is undecided on whether or not he will play in this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

Fresh off the Spurs' NBA Championship, Ginobili said he hasn't decided yet on if he'll play with Argentina at this summer's World Cup of Basketball in Spain but would make a decision by the end of the week. The 36-year-old averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 3-pointers, 3.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals against the Heat and should be a solid late-round pick in fantasy drafts as long as he decides to continue playing next season.

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Manu Ginobili scored 19 points with 3-pointers, four rebounds and four assists to help the Spurs win the 2014 NBA Championship on Sunday with a 104-87 victory over the visiting Heat.

He scored six straight points to cut into an early Miami lead and he nearly blew the roof off the AT&T Center with a throwdown dunk in traffic. With averages of 14.4 points on 50.0 percent shooting and 4.4 assists in the Finals this season, Manu exorcised the demons of his poor play vs. Miami in 2013. He said in a recent interview that he plans to play "one [or] two more years" in the NBA, and his play on Sunday confirms that he has plenty of tread left on his tires.

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Manu Ginobili (foot) is banking on the Spurs' experience as a factor that will help them beat the Heat.

The Spurs enter Tuesday's Game 3 having lost home-court advantage to the Heat, but Ginobili's confidence isn't shaken. "We know they are not unbelievable," Ginobili said. "They are a great team. But we've done it before." Ginobili is averaging 17.5 points, 2.5 3-pointers, 3.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.0 steals so far in the NBA Finals and the Spurs will need him to continue his strong play if they have any chance of de-throning the champs.

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Manu Ginobili ran the point for much of Saturday's 112-107 win over the Thunder in Game 6, scoring 15 points with six boards, five assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

He hit a huge 3-pointer with less than one minute left, but missed a buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime. Cory Joseph couldn't quite get things going on offense while Patty Mills was a bit careless, so it was Manu's responsibility to handle the ball. If Tony Parker (ankle) needs to miss more time, Manu will have a lot on his shoulders. Game 1 of the NBA Finals will take place on June 5 in San Antonio.

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Manu Ginobili was magnificent during Game 5's blowout 117-89 win on Thursday, making 7-of-9 from the field for 19 points with four boards, six assists, three 3-pointers and no turnovers.

The Spurs have won their three games in this series by a total of 80 points, which makes this one of the more puzzling series in recent memory. Ginobili was a surgeon with the ball and the Spurs offense was running like clockwork. The Spurs had a efficient true shooting percentage of 63.3 tonight and are basically impossible to beat when they're at their best.

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Manu Ginobili (foot) is warming up to play in Game 4 on Tuesday.

Contrary to coach Gregg Popovich saying Ginobili is out for the season, the 36-year-old guard will be giving it a go. He scored 23 points in Game 3 and he should be a huge part of the second unit again as the Spurs look to take a 3-1 lead.

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Manu Ginobili (sore left foot) is expected to play in Tuesday's Game 4 in Oklahoma City.

Gregg Popovich continues to be coy about Manu's status, but beat writer Jeff McDonald described the injury as a "nuisance" and it didn't prevent Manu from scoring 23 points in Game 3, so the Spurs' sixth-man should be ready to go.

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Gregg Popovich said after Sunday's game that Manu Ginobili will "be fine" after leaving late in the fourth quarter, before jokingly adding, "Or he's out for the rest of the playoffs."

Pop laughed at his own joke, which was a take on Thunder coach Scott Brooks' debunked claim that Serge Ibaka (calf) would miss the rest of the postseason. Manu scored a team-high 23 points before exiting very late in the game and it's not even clear what caused him to have a slight limp, so we're considering him probable for Game 4 on Tuesday.

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Manu Ginobili sank 6-of-9 shots from downtown to finish the Spurs' Game 3 defeat with a team-high 23 points, four assists and two steals in 24 minutes, but he limped into the locker room late in the fourth quarter.

He scored 20 points in the first half alone, including a very tough 3-pointer just before halftime, but other than Manu the Spurs' offense was stuck in mud all night. They shot 39.6 percent as a team with a mere seven free throw attempts until the game's final minutes, squandering Manu's excellent game in a 97-106 road loss. It's unclear if an injury caused Ginobili's early exit, but we'll pass along any details as they become available.

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Manu Ginobili is averaging only 8.5 points on 26.3 percent shooting vs. the Trail Blazers in the second round, but his lack of production hasn't alarmed coach Gregg Popovich.

"It's just the way it is, sometimes somebody doesn't shoot well," Pop said. Manu is a combined 1-of-10 outside of the paint in the Spurs' previous two games, but he'll look to turn things around in Wednesday's potentially series-clinching Game 5 in San Antonio.