Ginobili welcome baby boy during playoff break

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Less than 24 hours after Manu Ginobili helped deliver a Game 1 victory over Dallas in the Western Conference playoffs, he helped deliver something even better.

Ginobili’s wife, Marianela, had the couple’s third child on Monday morning. Baby boy Luca came via planned C-section, and Ginobili was able to attend the birth in the morning and get to practice later that afternoon.

Ginobili also has 3-year-old twin sons, Dante and Nicola. He says being in the room for the birth far exceeded any of the three NBA championships or Olympic gold medal that he’s won in the past.

Game 2 is Wednesday night in San Antonio.