Manu Ginobli Expected To Play Saturday Against Nets

Manu Ginobili has been out since early January with a broken finger, but the veteran guard for the San Antonio Spurs is expected to return this Saturday when the team takes on the New Jersey Nets.

Via MySanAntonio.com:

Speaking before tonight’s game against the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center, coach Gregg Popovich called Ginobili "likely" for the game against the Nets. In fact, Popovich said Ginobili — who will miss his 22nd game since fracturing his shooting hand Jan. 2 in Minnesota — tried to bargain his way onto the floor in Philadelphia.

Popovich refused to say Ginobli would play for sure.

Ginobili still needs to participate in a full-scale practice and with an extra day off between the Philadelphia and New Jersey games, that will come either Thursday or Friday.

For more on the Spurs, check out Pounding the Rock. For more on basketball in general, be sure to check out SB Nation's NBA page

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