Though age and the cumulative effect of nagging injuries have conspired to slow down Manu Ginobili of late (he only notches one or two ultra-crafty highlights per game these days), the San Antonio Spurs' shifty veteran star still has enough skill and NBA Finals experience to do some real damage against the Miami Heat.
This will be Ginobili's fourth finals, and with the Spurs' championship window unlikely to stay open much longer, he'll be looking to make a splash in what could easily be his last go-round.
Fortunately, he'll have plenty of past experience on which to draw.
Ginobili has put up a handful of terrific finals efforts in his 11-year career. The Argentine has played in 17 games on the NBA's biggest stage, and although he's never topped 30 points in any finals contest, San Antonio's star sixth man boasts solid averages of 14.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
With Manu, though, it's never just about the numbers. His attacking style and unpredictable decisions put intense pressure on opponents, which counts for a lot in the already pressure-packed atmosphere of the finals.