Manu Ginobili: ‘I Don’t Think We’re in a Crisis’

by April 01, 2011

Ginobili and his teammates are trying to keep things calm and sane as the Spurs plummet in the standings — their lead over the Lakers for the top spot in the West is now down to just 2.5 games (with a meeting in LA on April 12.) From the Express-News: “Now seems like a good time to panic. The Spurs are slip-sliding on a five-game losing streak. The Lakers are closing fast. A season’s worth of good work is poised to come undone at the regular-season finish line. The line to jump off the Tower of Americas starts to the right. Take a number and say your prayers. Just don’t expect Manu Ginobili to be taking the plunge, even after Thursday’s 107-97 loss to Boston that came even with the Spurs at full strength, and sent their skid spinning into uncharted waters. ‘I don’t think we’re in a crisis, or playing like crap,’ Ginobili said. ‘We’re in a great situation. We’ve just got to keep fighting.’ There’s no denying the situation was better 10 days ago, when the Spurs (57-18) were on track to give Tim Duncan the best regular season of his career, and not his longest losing streak.”