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Spurs: Manu Ginobili's Hall of Fame career by the numbers, 20-1

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11. Manu comes up huge in the biggest quarter in Spurs history

In the biggest series in Spurs' history, it was Manu Ginobili that came up the biggest. With San Antonio and Detroit all tied up to begin the fourth quarter in Game 7 of the 2005 NBA Finals, his 11 points sealed the victory for the Spurs -- and thus, another title.

Significance: Manu's explosion gives him a serious case for an NBA Finals MVP award, but even though he didn't win it, he cemented himself as a truly clutch playoff performer.

10. Manu gives it his all in the final game of his NBA career

The 2017-18 season was marred by the Kawhi Leonard injury debacle -- one that resulted in him only playing nine games all season and the Spurs being severely overmatched in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Still, 40-year-old Manu Ginobili left it all on the court in his final playoff series, scoring 10 points twice in the Spurs' five-game loss to the Golden State Warriors in 2018, including in his final game.

Significance: Manu's 16 points in Game 4 showed his immense heart wouldn't allow a sweep, but the 10 points, seven assists, and five boards he had in his final game ever sum up his heart to a T.

9. Ginobili's clutch gene was undeniable

With the game on the line, no Spur has ever closed out more games than Manu Ginobili. In fact, he shot 80% or better from the free throw line in clutch time in 9 separate seasons.

Significance: Manu was single-handedly responsible for countless wins with his clutch playmaking, and the Spurs won more trophies for their case because of that.

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