Is Manu Ginobili a Hall of Famer?

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Manu Ginobili's storied National Basketball Association career hangs in limbo after the San Antonio Spurs were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals on Monday night.

"It's great to go 12-0 up but we don't want to get carried away so we need to keep working hard and stay grounded", Curry said after the game.

Unfortunately, Golden State won't really have an opportunity to prove that it was better than Cleveland a season ago due to the simple fact that Kevin Durant had nothing to do with the series and is now the Warriors' best player.

The Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, although the Spurs played without star forward Kawhi Leonard after he injured his ankle in Game 1, an injury that turned the series around. Jonathon Simmons had 13 while LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with only 8 points, shooting 4-of-11 from the floor.

He only scored a combined 17 points in the first three games and in Monday's finale had 14 points, but was erratic missing nine of his 13 field goal attempts.

Ginobili had 15 points and when Popovich subbed him out with two minutes to go the San Antonio crowd gave him a standing ovation.

It was taken to a whole new level when Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich lobbed praise the Warriors' way following the four-game sweep. "(Warriors) came out and competed, they had a good game plan for the guys that we had out there, we just came out and did everything we could do". This is a Hall of Fame player who allowed me to bring him off the bench for - I can't even remember now - the last decade or something, because it would make us a better team overall.

Is Manu Ginobili a Hall of Famer?
Is Manu Ginobili a Hall of Famer?

Monday's game may have also marked the end of Manu Ginobili's career.

Golden State Warriors will play in the NBA Playoffs for the third year in a row.

Ginobili was a surprise starter for the Spurs in Game 4.

Ginobili said he has not yet made up his mind about retirement. "The opponent was better than us, and in this case, way better than us". "I'm just glad we came out on top - as long as you get those 12 wins". By that time, Golden State took any hope the Spurs had without Leonard.

The last time the Warriors Big 4 lost a game together, was on February 4th in Sacramento.

As a team, the Warriors shot 55.8 percent to the Spurs' 42.3 percent and dominated the home side at the AT&T Center, 53 to 41 in the rebounding stats.