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Thunder's Serge Ibaka confirms he is out for Western Conference finals

The Spurs scored 66 points in the paint in their Game 1 victory over the Thunder. (Juan Ocampo/Getty Images) The Spurs scored 66 points in the paint in their Game 1 victory over the Serge Ibaka-less Thunder. (Juan Ocampo/Getty Images)

Despite speculation that he may return at some point in the postseason, Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka confirmed via his blog on Wednesday that he will not play in the Western Conference finals.

The Thunder, currently down 1-0 to the San Antonio Spurs heading into Game 2 on Wednesday, had said that it is expected he will miss the remainder of the playoffs, so Ibaka's message on Wednesday is simply a confirmation straight from the source that he will in fact not play -- at least for the Western Conference finals.

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An MRI taken last week confirmed that he suffered a left calf injury. He went down in the third quarter of Oklahoma City's Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in the semifinals and did not return.

On Wednesday during the team shootaround, Thunder head coach Scott Brooks also shut down any hope or speculation the big man would be back.

Via Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman:

The Thunder will look to bounce back in Game 2 on Wednesday after a 122-105 defeat in San Antonio in which the Spurs scored 66 points in the paint.

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