Have no fear, Thunder fans, it appears Serge Ibaka is back for good.
Ibaka did not participate in Monday's practice, which was primarily a light walk through, but was treated by Oklahoma City's medical staff. He said he isn't experiencing any more pain than he was in Game 3, ending the worry that he would wake up with more soreness and pain on Monday.
Ibaka and the Thunder fully expect Ibaka to play in Tuesday's Game 4 contest in Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Ibaka was stellar in his return from a Grade 2 plantaris strain in Sunday night's 106-97 OKC victory, pounding the Spurs for 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and four blocks in 30 minutes. His defensive presence in the paint helped limit the Spurs to 39.6 percent shooting on the night.