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Where do I begin with Manu Ginobili?
A disappointing end to the Western Conference Finals left many fans doubtful about Ginobili's contributions going forward. Aside from a single game, Ginobili's production in the championship warranted plenty of criticism.
He began the series slow, failing to contribute when called upon. His ability to shoot was nonexistent, and his characteristic crazy passes transformed into turnovers. After a slow start in the first few games, Ginobili's struggles seemingly peaked in Game 4, when he scored just five points, totaling a plus-minus of minus-22 during his awful performance.
His lone return to stardom occurred in Game 5, when Ginobili—after being inserted into the starting lineup—notched 24 points and 10 assists.
His success was short-lived, however, as the veteran guard committed a career-worst eight turnovers in the subsequent game. He was just as detrimental in Game 7, committing four turnovers, with three coming in the game's final few minutes.
Overall, his shooting was inconsistent, and his decision-making as a playmaker was highly questionable. His playing time remained fairly high given his struggles, and despite receiving multiple chances to redeem himself, Ginobili failed to prove that he was anything more than a shadow of his former self.