Stephen Jackson available to play against Thunder

Ronald Martinez

The San Antonio Spurs forward will be available to play on Monday night.

San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson will be available to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman. Jackson has not played since suffering a fractured finger Nov. 19 against the Los Angeles Clippers, and has played in just ten games this season.

Jackson was fined $25,000 for an apparently-threatening tweet directed at Thunder forward Serge Ibaka on Dec. 8. It had been speculated that Jackson was defending his former teammate Metta World Peace, who was involved in an altercation with Ibaka that night in a game between the Lakers and Thunder.

Per SLAM, Ibaka added clarification to his Twitter statements in which he further expressed his desire to get physical with Ibaka.

my ibaka comment had nothing to do with Ron artest. Last 2 times we played he ran up on me and i told him in the game next time u run up on me im going in ya mouth. Im speaking for myself. For u all who wanna jump to conclusions.my ibaka comment had nothing to do with Ron artest. Last 2 times we played he ran up on me and i told him in the game next time u run up on me im going in ya mouth. Im speaking for myself. For u all who wanna jump to conclusions.

The Thunder and Spurs are set to face off on Monday night in a battle between the top two teams in the NBA and rematch of last season's Conference Finals. In that series, OKC beat San Antonio in six games. Tip off is set for 8 p.m. ET.

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