The Oklahoma City Thunder have changed the status of forward Serge Ibaka from being out of the playoffs to day to day, thereby unofficially announcing that there’s a chance he could play as soon as Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday in Oklahoma City (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT). Ibaka, the team’s top rebounder and shot-blocker, was ruled out because of a left calf injury from the Western Conference semifinals.
His absence has been disastrous in the Western Conference finals, as the San Antonio Spurs have rolled out to a 2-0 lead with consecutive home blowouts. USA Today