Interestingly enough, Manu Ginobili seems to have better statistical showings on road games.
At home numbers:
17.9 points while shooting 44.9% from the field, 4.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists
On the road numbers:
21.0 points while shooting 47.0% from the field, 5.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists
Tim Duncan’s only home-to-road game difference shows up in point production: 18.3 points at home and 20.3 on the road.
None of the other notable Spurs showed drastic home-to-road statistical differences.
This is really inconclusive to me. On home-cooking, the Spurs can better execute their defense-first gameplan. They are a tremendous home-court team so a slow-paced game with an insistence on ball-control and good shots is just what the doctor ordered.
During these playoffs, when the Spurs lose, they lose big. And when they win, it’s always an entertaining game. Game 6 in San Antonio is going to be great.