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Notes: Manu Ginobili gets start, gives boost to Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had to do something to spark Manu Ginobili and it appears placing the struggling swingman in the starting lineup was the salve he needed.

Scoring a season-high 24 points, Ginobili looked rejuvenated after a dreadful first four games of the NBA Finals, delivering one of his vintage performances as the Spurs seized control of the series. He carried San Antonio at times in its 114-104 win over the Miami Heat in Game 5 Sunday at the AT&T Center, proving relief for Spurs faithful and more importantly, himself.

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