OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Serge Ibaka could fix some of the Thunder's problems against the San Antonio Spurs if he returns on Sunday.
The 6-foot-10 defensive stalwart strained his left calf in the series-clinching Western Conference semifinal win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Thunder said they expected Ibaka to be out for the playoffs, then changed course Friday and declared him day-to-day.
Ibaka led the NBA in blocks this season, but his return would not fully solve Oklahoma City's problems defending the perimeter. San Antonio has made 18 of 40 3-pointers in the series and its guards have successfully attacked the basket, helping the Spurs win the first two games by a combined 52 points.
The Thunder say they were not themselves in the first two games and say they already have moved on.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 4 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors have another big shootout tonight in Game 4 at 9PM...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 4 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 3 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors be in a slugfest in Game 3 of the Western...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors look to get back into the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 tonight at...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavs Game 2 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors bounce back after a poor showing against the Cleveland Cavaliers when the two meet in...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages