Thunder PF Ibaka (calf) to miss rest of playoffs
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UPDATE: Ibaka's injury, specifically, is a Grade 2 calf strain, and it comes with a lengthy recovery time because of a high likelihood of re-injury, Presti told Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears.
Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs due to a left calf injury suffered in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced on Friday.
“At this point it is important that our team directs its concentration and energy towards preparation and execution for our upcoming series.
This is a huge blow to the Thunder's chances against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals.
Ibaka is their third-best player and he averaged 15.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks during the regular season.