The OKC Thunder pulled out a huge Game 3 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night thanks in part to the return from Serge Ibaka, who missed the first two games of the series and was expected to be out the remainder of the playoffs with a calf injury.
When asked why Manu Ginobili left to go to the locker room early in the fourth, Popovich responded as he often does best, making a joke about Ibaka’s injury: “He’ll be fine…….. or he’ll be out for the rest of the playoffs. ”
Ibaka finished with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks in OKC’s 106-97 win.
Popovich’s night also included this four-word answer during an in-game interview with David Aldridge: