By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who nailed a three to send their team into a second overtime period, who received the Sixth Man of the Year Award and who won their first playoff game.



Sixth Manu of the Year

You might have been surprised when Miami shipped Shaq off to Phoenix. The Sixers beating the Pistons in Game 1 of the First Round of the 2008 Playoffs could be considered unexpected. But Manu Ginobili winning the Kia Motors Sixth Man of the Year accolade? That was a no brainer. The Argentinean received 615 out of a possible 620 points. Serving as the sixth man in 51 of the 74 regular season games he played in, Ginobili led the reigning champs in scoring, averaging 19.5 points. He also compiled averages of 4.8 rebounds, 4.5 dimes and 1.5 steals. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich complimented Ginobili's selfless attitude, telling the San Antonio Express-News, "Manu is a player much more concerned about the group than himself. He got over himself a long time ago. It's all about his team and what he can do, and he will do whatever is best."

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