Spurs’ Ginobili back in uniform against Nuggets

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was back in uniform against the Denver

Nuggets and ready to play just his 10th game this season Sunday

night.

Ginobili has missed the last two weeks with a strained oblique

and sat out a month before that with a broken hand. He was not in

the starting lineup as coach Gregg Popovich tries easing his star

playmaker back slowly.

Ginobili was averaging 19.8 points before breaking his hand five

games into the season. Yet the Spurs have held up remarkably well

without him, sitting just 3 1/2 games behind first-place Oklahoma

City entering Sunday night.

Tim Duncan was questionable for Sunday’s game because of flulike

symptoms.