Broken nose won't sideline Ginobili

Updated: April 26, 2010, 11:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili suffered a nasal fracture in Friday's Game 3 win over the Dallas Mavericks but will not need surgery and will play in Sunday's Game 4.

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Ginobili caught an errant elbow from Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki in the third quarter and headed to the locker room leaving a trail of blood.

The Spurs forward returned later in the period and scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to push the Spurs to a 94-90 home win and a 2-1 series lead over second-seeded Dallas.

"I had no doubt that he was going to return," Spurs forward Tim Duncan said. "He has a strong nose on him."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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