SAN ANTONIO -

Manu Ginobili makes his return to the Spurs lineup Monday night when they face the Pelicans in New Orleans.

Not only does he return, but Ginobili will start a two guard Monday night for the shorthanded Spurs.

Manu missed the last two games after tweaking his left hamstring scoring the game-winning basket against the Grizzlies in overtime on Tuesday night.  

Earlier Monday, the Spurs announced that guard Danny Green will miss the next month after suffering a non-displaced fracture of his left hand.

The injury occurred during the second quarter of the Spurs' 104-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday night in the AT&T Center.

The Spurs are still without Tiago Splitter for another month after the Spurs center suffered a bruised shoulder more than a week ago in a collision with Clippers backup center Ryan Hollins.

That means the Spurs won’t be at full strength until the rodeo road trip or perhaps even after the NBA All-Star break.