Ginobili scores 26, Spurs beat Bobcats 95-91
Manu Ginobili scored 26 points, including a driving layup with 4.9 seconds left to end Charlotte’s late comeback bid, and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 95-91 win on Monday night to continue the Bobcats’ early season misery.
Surprising rookie Gary Neal added 15 points, Tim Duncan had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Tony Parker had 12 points and eight assists for the Spurs, who nearly blew a nine-point lead with under 3 minutes left before securing their fourth straight win.
Charlotte, which was 31-10 at home last season en route to the franchise’ first playoff berth, fell to 0-3 on its home floor thanks to 40 percent shooting from the field.
Tyrus Thomas had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Stephen Jackson and Boris Diaw had 15 points apiece for the Bobcats, who dropped to 1-6.