Thunder vs. Spurs, NBA playoffs 2014: Game time, TV schedule, radio and more

Can the Oklahoma City Thunder find success without forward Serge Ibaka in the fold?

SB Nation 2014 NBA Playoff Bracket

Wearing down the well-rounded Los Angeles Clippers made the Oklahoma City Thunder look like they'd once again answered all the questions about how Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook can play together. Their defense to finish off their conference semifinal round was stout, but the aftermath of the victory was devastating.

The Thunder visit the San Antonio Spurs on Monday to open the Western Conference Finals, but Scott Brooks' team will be without power forward Serge Ibaka, who is out for the postseason with a calf strain. More weight will be placed on veteran Nick Collison and rookie big man Steven Adams to produce in place of Ibaka, one of the NBA's best shot-blockers.

That's not to say the Spurs are completely healthy, either. Point guard Tony Parker left the final game of San Antonio's series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a hamstring flare-up, but he's had enough rest where he'll be expected to play.

But the battle between Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard will be the matchup to watch. While Durant has played his usual, brilliant offensive game, Leonard has taken a major step forward as an offensive weapon for the Spurs. He scored 22 points in the close-out game against the Blazers and added five steals.

TV schedule: 9 p.m. ET, TNT

Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, David Aldridge

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC, WOAI 1200AM, KCOR 135, ESPN Radio (national)

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