This is why Dwyane Wade rested.
Serge Ibaka knew playing on his injured leg would be painful.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, buoyed by the return of Serge Ibaka from injury, recovered from two demoralizing road losses to beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-97 in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday.
Dave Joerger decided to remain as the coach of the Memphis Grizzlies a day after meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves about their head coaching vacancy, his agent, Warren LeGarie, said.
Serge Ibaka pointed to the sky, soaking in the cheers from the adoring home crowd moments before coming out of a game that just a few days earlier, he never imagined he could play.
After missing the first two games of the Western Conference finals with a calf injury that was expected to end his season, Serge Ibaka returned and helped Oklahoma City to its first win.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, buoyed by the return of Serge Ibaka from injury, bounced back from two demoralizing losses to beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-97 in Game Three of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.
After four N.B.A. titles and three Coach of the Year awards, the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich maintains a bond with a tiny college conference.
Prevailing down the stretch has become a trademark for Miami, particularly in the playoffs.
Dave Joerger watched Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera fire two of the team’s top basketball executives after a 50-win season and had a sinking feeling that he was next.