Manu Stepping Up. Showing Go-To Ability While Carmelo is Out
When Carmelo Anthony went down with a scratched cornea, the Rockets knew they were going to have to count on Manu Ginobili to carry the load. Ginobili has been a strong second option all season and has brought defensive production being 2nd in the league in steals. With a tough 7 game stretch including 5 on the road, Manu came through helping the Rockets go 5-2 including tough road wins at Boston and Miami as well as winning against the Lakers in Houston. Manu averaged 23 points per game in the 7 game stretch including a dominate 34 point performance against the Lakers and 7 steals at Miami in a 97-95 win against the Heat. With Carmelo out for 14 more days, the team will continue to rely on Manu as the go to scorer.