Spurs' Ginobili out with lower back spasms

BY foxsports • March 30, 2010

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will miss Monday's game against the New Jersey Nets because of lower back spasms.

Ginobili scored 28 points in Sunday night's win at Boston, but his back stiffened overnight.

``He couldn't put his pants on,'' coach Gregg Popovich said. ``It's a little better now than it was this morning.''

Keith Bogans replaced Ginobili in the starting lineup.

Ginobili has carried the Spurs since Tony Parker broke his right hand, averaging 24 points while leading San Antonio to an 8-4 record.

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