1. Keep Manu Ginobili on the court
Limited by foul trouble in Game 2, Manu didn’t really have the impact that we are accustomed to seeing from him throughout these 2014 NBA playoffs.
He finished with 19 points on seven-of-15 shooting, four assists and three turnovers. Hs first half wasn’t very good; but he did have some good moments in the second—the Spurs were +54 with Ginobili on the court in second half of both Game 1 and Game 2 combined.
Revising that Ginobili comment: “We know they are not UNBEATABLE. They are a great team. But we’ve (won in Miami before) before.”
— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) June 10, 2014
Simply put, if Ginobili isn’t play well, the Spurs aren’t playing well. But Manu can’t play the whole game, and that is where Marco Belinelli comes in; but Belinelli needs to start hitting shots, or else he will stay on the bench. His confidence is at a season low, and he is really hurting the San Antonio offense that we are used to seeing flourish, even when the bench is playing.