Playoff Push: Four-way tie in West? Could happen
Playing Manu Ginobili in the Spurs' season finale might be a good idea if the Spurs want to keep home-court advantage.
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has missed the past three games heading into Wednesday night's game (ESPN, 9:30 p.m. ET) against the Utah Jazz, but resting the super sixth man on the final day of the NBA season could cost the Spurs' home-court advantage.
Ginobili, who is battling a groin injury, has said in recent days that he's ready to return, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has resisted rushing him back, keeping his shooting star under wraps for the past three games....
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This season's remarkable playoff race, particularly the Western Conference's parity party, ends tonight. The East is now set, but there is still some work to do to sort things out in the West.
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