The Spurs started this contest with a complete lack of energy. Perhaps it was a little bit expected as Minnesota was missing about half of their team and are no longer playing for a chance at the postseason. The Spurs were sloppy with the ball and after a 14-3 run from the Wolves the Spurs found themselves down 25-13 with 2:45 left to play in the first. Ginobili had a brilliant two-for-one for the second game in a row as the first quarter was coming to its conclusion, but J.J. Barea responded with a two and the Spurs trailed Minny 19-27 heading into the second.
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