Western Conference Odds – Thunder at Spurs, Game 1

The Oklahoma City Thunder already knows what is to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, but this time they will have to do it without Serge Ibaka in the lineup.  Game one of the series is this Monday at 9 PM ET, at the AT&T Center.

Parker-DuncanThe Oklahoma City Thunder already knows what is to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, but this time they will have to do it without Serge Ibaka in the lineup.  Game one of the series is this Monday at 9 PM ET, at the AT&T Center.

Ibaka suffered a calf injury in game six of the series against Los Angeles Clippers and will miss the rest of the playoffs, the team informed. Ibaka averaged 14.0 points on 46.3 percent shooting with 11.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks when playing against Spurs.

“We are obviously disappointed for Serge, as he is a tremendous competitor, and we know how badly he wants to be on the court with his teammates,” said Sam Presti in a statement. “At this point it is important that our team directs its concentration and energy towards preparation and execution for our upcoming series. As with all teams, our group has confronted different challenges. It is our collective experience that we will call on to ensure that we play to our capabilities.”

The Spurs couldn’t beat the Thunder in the regular season with a 0-4 record, but this is the time when San Antonio turns their game on and show the world how is done.

San Antonio also has an injured Tony Parker, who suffered Grade 1 hamstring strain in game five against the Portland Trail Blazers.  The Spurs haven’t provided a status about his health.

Game one has the Spurs as 5.5 point favorites, while the game total is at 208.5 points.

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MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.