As I predicted two weeks ago, the Sixth Man Award race has heated back up. With Reggie Jackson and Manu Ginobili returning to their roles on the bench for their respective teams, Markieff Morris has finally found some serious competition for the award.
With 30-plus games left for each team on the schedule, there are bound to be several key games ahead that could help determine the winner of this award.
As luck would have it, Manu Ginobili’s return to full strength came in the same week that the Spurs had to fly out to Phoenix.
Tonight’s matchup is noteworthy for several reasons: