Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks confirmed to media members Sunday evening that injured forward Serge Ibaka had indeed recovered in time for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
Ibaka was initially ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs with a Grade 2 calf strain, however with the swelling subsiding substantially over the past few days, Brooks confirmed he will start Game 3 against San Antonio.
Brooks also revealed Ibaka will not have a minutes restriction.
Joining Ibaka in the starting five is guard Reggie Jackson.
Drafting Jackson into the starting lineup allows Oklahoma City to run with a much smaller lineup to spread the floor with Durant, Westbrook and Perkins.
Oklahoma City trail 2-0 in the series after being dominated in the opening two games, allowing 120 points in the paint over the two meetings.
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