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In his 13 games as a reserve, Ginobili averaged 17.4 points in 25 minutes. Only Chicago’s Ben Gordon, with 22.5 points in 31.1 minutes, was more productive. Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Manu Ginobili scored 24 consecutive San Antonio points in a 10-minute span of the first half against Atlanta in a 103-96 victory on Wednesday night. Entering the game late in the first quarter, Ginobili missed two of his first four shots before hitting six in a row from the field and all seven attempts on free throws. The Spurs led 39-23 and Ginobili scored 27 points in the first half.