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Manu Ginobili misses Spurs' game against Mavericks because of tightness in left hamstring


San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, drives past Memphis Grizzlies' Ed Davis, left, and Courtney Lee, center, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The Spurs defeated the Grizzlies 110-108 in overtime. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (The Associated Press)

San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili missed the Spurs' game Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks because of tightness in his left hamstring.

Ginobili was a late scratch for San Antonio (27-8), which also was without starting center Tiago Splitter. Splitter is expected to miss three to five weeks after spraining his right should Saturday in the Spurs' victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Ginobili is averaging 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists.