MIAMI -- San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili was carried into
the locker room by teammates after spraining his right ankle in the
third quarter of the Spurs' game against Miami on Friday night.
"He'll be out a while, that's for sure," Spurs coach Gregg
Popovich said after his team beat Miami 101-94. "He sprained it
pretty good. It's not broken, but it's sprained pretty good."
Ginobili drove the lane and tumbled awkwardly with 8:59 left in
the period, then rolled over and immediately began grabbing the
ankle. X-rays were taken and the team said he'd be re-evaluated
Ginobili missed eight games earlier this season with a sprained
right foot, plus two others in early December with a sprained right
ankle -- and his teammates are bracing for another long stint
"We already lost him for 10 games and now he's going to be out
for another 10 games," said guard Tony Parker, who had 38 points
in the Spurs' win. "So it's kind of hard."
Ginobili had eight points Friday.