Given his first start in more than a year, Manu Ginobili has made Spurs coach Gregg Popovich look like a genius through two quarters of Game 5.

Ginobili has 11 points and six assists in 16 minutes of action, a driving force behind the Spurs’ 61-52 lead over the Miami Heat. It was Ginobili’s first start since Game 6 of the 2012 Western Conference finals. He had come off the ball for all 78 appearances this season, including the past 18 in the playoffs.