Spurs' Ginobili out 3-4 weeks with injured hamstring that may shelve him for start of playoffs

Published April 01, 2013

| Associated Press

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili could miss the start of the playoffs because of a strained hamstring that is expected to sideline him three to four weeks.

The timetable released by the Spurs on Monday comes a day after Ginobili did not play in an 88-86 loss to the Miami Heat. The 35-year-old Ginobili injured his right hamstring in a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers last week.

The regular season ends April 17. San Antonio is 1 ½ games ahead of Oklahoma City for the top seed in the Western Conference and may now have to protect that lead without their third-leading scorer. Ginobili is averaging 11.9 points and 4.6 assists.

The Spurs recently went 6-2 without All-Star Tony Parker before the point guard returned from an ankle sprain.

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