Scott Brooks: Serge Ibaka will play Game 3 against the Spurs

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have their X-factor back.

After suffering a calf injury which was originally supposed to keep him out for the duration of the Thunder's Western Conference Finals series against the San Antonio Spurs, Ibaka will be back on the court and starting as the series shifts to OKC on Sunday night:

Aside from having Serge Ibaka's defensive presence back in the paint (the Spurs have scored more than half of their points this series in the key) , he also gives the Thunder a needed third offensive weapon to help share the load with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Brooks also announced another key starting lineup change for Sunday's Game 3 tilt:

We'll have to wait and see if this massive lineup shift will be enough to get the Thunder back in the series by the end of the night.


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