Spurs news: Manu Ginobili sets record last matched by Michael Jordan
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Manu Ginobili is the first 40-year-old with 20+ points since Michael Jordan in 2003

Manu Ginobili

The San Antonio Spurs fell to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, 111-110, but 40-year-old Manu Giniobili broke several records in the process.

In his 27 minutes of playing time off the bench against the Trail Blazers, Ginobili, a four-time champion, racked up a season-high 26 points on 9-16 shooting from the field (6-9 from beyond the arc), making him the only player to score 25 or more points at or above 40 years of age since Michael Jordan in 2003.

Ginobili posted 21 points in a win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. The only other players in NBA history to score 20 or more points in back-to-back games at 40 years of age are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert Parish, and Michael Jordan.

Ginobili is also the first 40-year-old to score 20-plus points off the bench in back-to-back games.

Ginobili and the Spurs will be back in action on Monday night, as they’re scheduled for a match-up against the Sacramento Kings inside the Golden 1 Center. Tip-off is set for 10:00 p.m. EST. After Sunday’s one point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers (111-110), there is no doubt they’ll be looking for a bounce back performance.