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Ibaka could help Thunder improve defense against Spurs

NBA Playoffs

Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis, left, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, center, and center Kendrick Perkins defend in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal on May 11 in Los Angeles.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Serge Ibaka walked slowly and carefully, but without a limp, before facing reporters Saturday afternoon.
Much has been made of the Oklahoma City defensive star’s absence in the first two games of the Western Conference finals series against the San Antonio Spurs. The 6-foot-10 power forward strained his left calf in the previous playoff series, and the Thunder said they expected him to be out for the playoffs. The team changed course Friday and declared him day-to-day. He worked out Saturday, but he didn’t practice before addressing the media for the first time since his outlook ...


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