Posted Nov 1, 2012 9:11 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was again ruled out for Thursday night's game against Oklahoma City because of a back problem. He could make his season debut this weekend.
Ginobili didn't play in San Antonio's season-opening win Wednesday at New Orleans and missed half the preseason because of back problems. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Ginobili "is really close" but is taking precautions with his 35-year-old star who hasn't practiced for much of the past week.
Popovich said Ginobili could play Saturday against Utah.
|On The Road With Chocolate Thunder, Episode 7: Nation Rewind|
NBA Nation Ambassador Darryl Dawkins takes you On The Road With Chocolate Thunder in Detroit as part of NBA Nation presented by Sprint!
|Chauncey Billups: Career Top 10 Plays|
Take a look back at the best plays from Chauncey Billups storied NBA career.
|The Starters: International Goaltending?|
The guys debate the international goaltending rule and if the NBA should adopt it.
|The Starters: NBA in International Competition?|
Skeets and the guys reach into the mailbox and discuss whether or not the NBA players should stop to playing in international competition.
|The Starters: USA Standouts|
Tas and the guys discuss the NBA players that stood out during the FIBA World Cup.