Manu Ginobili is planning a trip to Las Vegas during this weekend's NBA All-Star break. Alert the roulette wheels, blackjack tables, and pit bosses.
Watch out. This guy's on a serious roll.
Ginobili made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored a season-high 46 points as the visiting San Antonio Spurs, back on the floor where they won the NBA title last season, beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 112-105, last night.
Knocking down shots from every corner, Ginobili made 4 of 4 3-pointers and scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Spurs, who began the final period down by 4.
"I'm just happy he's on my team," Tim Duncan said. "He's unbelievable when he gets rolling like that. The funny part is, I've seen him do it before."
Following Ginobili's hot hand, the Spurs went 7 of 8 on threes and shot a blistering 78 percent (14 of 18) in the final 12 minutes.
Duncan added 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who completed their annual rodeo road trip at 6-3.
LeBron James scored 39 points - 18 in the fourth - but Cleveland's superstar again came up a little short against the Spurs, who swept the Cavaliers in last June's Finals. James added nine assists and six rebounds in 43 minutes, but walked off the floor shaking his head at Ginobili's marksmanship.
"It was unbelievable," James said. "There's nothing you can do when a guy gets hot like that. He shot step-back threes. He shot pull-up threes. It was a great performance by Manu."
Raptors 109, Nets 91 - Chris Bosh had 27 points, Jose Calderon had 22 points and 12 assists, and host Toronto beat New Jersey, which was playing without Jason Kidd.
Jamario Moon finished with 15 points and Andrea Bargnani added 14 as Toronto snapped a three-game home losing streak.
Rockets 89, Kings 87 - Steve Novak hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to give host Houston its eighth straight win.
Ron Artest had rallied the Kings back from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit and his off-balance jump shot gave them a 87-86 lead with 24 seconds left.
With Artest all over him, Tracy McGrady drove into the lane, then kicked the ball out to Novak for the winner and his only points.
76ers 102, Grizzlies 88 - Andre Iguodala had 29 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists as Philadelphia won its fifth straight and completed a perfect homestand before the All-Star break.
Hakim Warrick and Rudy Gay scored 23 points each for the Grizzlies (14-38), who dropped their ninth straight road game.
Bobcats 100, Hawks 98 - Jeff McInnis's hook shot with 51.4 seconds left in overtime gave host Charlotte the win over Atlanta.
Raymond Felton scored 22 points and Emeka Okafor had 20 points and 22 rebounds for the Bobcats, who overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Warriors 120, Suns 118 - Monta Ellis scored 37 points and Baron Davis (27 points, 13 assists) made three straight baskets down the stretch to send host Golden State into the All-Star break with a win against the Western Conference's top team.
Magic 109, Nuggets 98 - Rashard Lewis scored 25 and Dwight Howard had 23 points and 24 rebounds as host Orlando beat Denver.
Pistons 96, Pacers 80 - Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince, and Richard Hamilton led a balanced attack with 14 points each as host Detroit won its 10th straight.
Hornets 111, Bucks 107 - Peja Stojakovic hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and All-Stars David West and Chris Paul combined for 43 points for visiting New Orleans.
Lakers 117, Timberwolves 92 - Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Lamar Odom patched together a triple-double (10 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists) as Los Angeles finished its road trip 7-2.
Mavericks 96, Blazers 76 - Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 37 points and Jason Terry added 24, helping host Dallas beat Portland.
Jazz 112, SuperSonics 93 - Carlos Boozer had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists for his first triple-double as visiting Utah beat Seattle.
Wizards 91, Clippers 89 - Antawn Jamison (29 points) tipped in a shot as time expired to lead Washington past host Los Angeles.