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Old 03-29-2019, 05:13 AM   #1
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DeRozan leads Spurs past Cavs as team honors Ginobili

Manu Ginobili was a winner in San Antonio. No way the San Antonio Spurs championship rings were going to lose on his special night.

DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and San Antonio celebrated Ginobili's number retirement ceremony by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers championship rings for sale 116-110 on Thursday.

Collin Sexton had 24 points and Kevin Love added 18 as the lowly Cavaliers nearly put a damper on an emotional evening in San Antonio.

Ginobili became the ninth Spurs player to have his jersey retired, joining fellow Big Three teammate Tim Duncan as the most recently honored. The Argentine star spent his entire 16-year NBA career with San Antonio, winning four championships while wearing No. 20.

Bryn Forbes got the crowd going with a 3-pointer 13 seconds into the game, and the Spurs finished 14 for 33 from long range. Forbes scored 19 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 14 custom championship rings.

San Antonio struggled offensively after the fast start but the crowd remained energized by video tributes to Ginobili.

The Spurs scored 40 points in the third quarter while shooting 73 percent from the field after managing just 17 points in the second.

Contributions from the bench helped the custom San Antonio Spurs championship rings win as Ginobili and a host of former Spurs teammates like Duncan, Tony Parker, Bruce Bowen, David Robinson and others watched from the stands.

After cheap Cleveland Cavaliers championship rings pulled to 111-110, Mills hit a 3-pointer off a drive and kick by DeRozan with 14 seconds remaining. Mills celebrated at midcourt and DeRozan ran behind him and embraced him as the Cavaliers called a timeout.

"Down the stretch when we needed to execute, we just didn't," Cleveland coach Larry Drew said. "There was a lot of dribbling, a lot of pounding, but we didn't execute."

Rudy Gay, another reserve, had an offensive rebound with 3 seconds left and made two free throws to seal the victory.

Marco Belinelli scored 16 points, Gay added 12 and Mills had 11 cheap nba championship rings.

DeRozan's one regret about joining the Spurs this season is that he didn't get a chance to play with Ginobili before he retired.

DeRozan has now been a part of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade's warm send-off by the Spurs last week and Ginobili's retirement ceremony.

"It's an honor, man," DeRozan said. "I've seen a lot of amazing things in my career this far. Seeing a lot of greats, playing against a lot of greats, seeing a lot of greats walk away with the respect and honor that they deserve, and tonight is another night for me to indulge and appreciate the opportunity."

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