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(AP) — San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili got a chance to re-acclimate himself after almost six weeks off with a game against an inferior opponent.

It appears Ginobili will get another opportunity to ease back into form Tuesday night when the surging Spurs visit the Detroit Pistons, another seemingly overmatched team.

After sitting out 22 games because of a broken bone in his left hand, Ginobili returned Saturday against New Jersey. He came off the bench and finished with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting and four assists in 17 minutes of a 103-89 win, the seventh straight for San Antonio.

“I’m very happy to be back,” said Ginobili, who averaged 19.8 points and 60.5 percent shooting in the four games before his injury. “Conditioning-wise, I’m behind. Basketball-wise, I’m behind. I know the only way to get back is to play.”

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