Bill Schoening's 20-Second Timeout: Young Spurs Provide Spark
At this time last year, Stephen Jackson was at the end of the Spurs bench, relegated to a cheerleading role, and Manu Ginobili was in Italy, still hoping for a contract from the NBA team that owned his rights, the San Antonio Spurs.
Having played his first playoff series, Ginobili now understands what it takes in the postseason. "The intensity is unbelievable," said the 25-year-old Argentine.
So is the pressure, but don't tell Manu and Jack.