You want to know how long Manu Ginobili has been a playoff assassin? Just how good Ginobili has been for the Spurs, the consistently best NBA team over the past two decades? Consider the remarkable Danny Green, sharpshooter, defensive wiz and teammate of Ginobili’s. When Danny Green hit his 162nd 3-pointer in the post season in Game 2 against the Grizzlies, that put him second all-time for the Spurs. He surpassed Bruce Bowen, a former sharpshooter, defensive wiz of the Spurs. But first place on the Spurs list is hardly in Green’s sights. Because 39-year-old Manu Ginobili — still a major factor on today’s Spurs — has made 309 playoff 3-pointers… and counting.
That puts Ginobili third on the NBA list for playoff threes, trailing only Ray Allen (385) and Reggie Miller (320). Green, if Ginobili hits a cold streak, has 147 postseason threes to hit before he catches his teammate Manu, who began playing for San Antonio on the 2002-03 season.
A new big 3 in San Antonio: