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The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without one of their better players when they play the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Serge Ibaka will sit this one out.
Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced that Nick Collison would start in place of the injured Serge Ibaka on Sunday night. The Thunder will play the suddenly red-hot Portland Trail Blazers and won't have their best shot-blocker and big man scorer. Fortunately for OKC, they will still have Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. I heard those guys are pretty good. The Thunder and Blazers will tip off at 9:00 PM at the Rose Garden.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks says F Serge Ibaka is out vs. Blazers with chest contusion and Nick Collison will start— Ben Golliver (@blazersedge) January 14, 2013