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Serge Ibaka will start in tonight’s Game 3

UPDATED 5:51 p.m.

BREAKING: Scott Brooks confirms, Serge Ibaka will be starting in Game 3.

Brooks also said there are no restrictions on Ibaka’s minutes, which means he can play as much as he or Brooks want him to.

Brooks also said Reggie Jackson will start in place of Thabo Sefalosha.
UPDATED 5:43 p.m.

Here’s the first look at what Ibaka looks like just before tonight’s big game. Ibaka has not said whether or not he will be playing in tonight’s game. He will be making the decision after warming up.

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The prospect of Serge Ibaka playing in game 3 seems to be moving in the right direction, but Air Congo is still a game time decision for Sunday night’s game against the Spurs.

When asked today if Serge practiced, Kevin Durant said, “I can’t remember” adding to the speculation Ibaka will play in game 3.

Ibaka did workout with the team for the first time Sunday at shoot around since suffering his calf injury. Serge said after practice that the decision will be his alone on whether or not to play. It will come down to how he feels after today’s workout.

Ibaka is prepared to play with pain in order to log minutes tonight.

Before meeting the media, Serge took some light jump shots at shoot around and seemed to move a little better, with less of a limp, than he had Saturday.

The Thunder insist they’re preparing as if Ibaka won’t play in game 3, saying their biggest key is to lock in defensively for 48 minutes.

Game 3 is set for 7:30 Sunday night at the Peake.