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Manu Ginobili has brilliant first game back for Spurs after testicular surgery

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Manu Ginobili returned for the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night after missing 31 days of action, and he looked like he hadn't missed a beat.

The Spurs managed to win 104-94 against the Sacramento Kings at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, with the 38-year-old ending the game as one of the top performers of the game.

The Argentine scored 22 points and added a rebound and an assist in just over 15 minutes of play for San Antonio in his first game since February 3.

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This was Ginobili's first game back for the Spurs following 12 games on the sidelines after recovering from testicular surgery, and he showed no signs of a man that had been out of action for over a month.

The win helped make the Spurs become the third team in NBA history to start off a season 30-0 at home, and the former second-round pick was very excited to be a part of it, according to ESPN.

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"If I play once a month, it helps," Ginobili joked: "I was very excited to be there again and competing with my teammates. What happened on the court, it was very unexpected."

Ginobili's teammate, Kawhi Leonard was very happy with the Argentine's performance on the night, saying: "Yeah, he came out looking fresh. His mental was still in the game. I'm pretty sure he was watching every game he was out, putting himself on the floor. He did a great job. We missed him."

The Spurs' next game will be at the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

Topics:
Manu Ginobili
San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Kawhi Leonard
Sacramento Kings
Pacific Division

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