Spurs' Parker, Leonard aren't convinced Ibaka will miss Game 1

The Spurs are skeptical of Ibaka's injury. (USATSI)
The Spurs are skeptical of Ibaka's injury. (USATSI)

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The San Antonio Spurs ... for some reason aren't convinced that Serge Ibaka will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, despite the Thunder announcing Ibaka is out for the rest of the season with a calf injury. 

The Thunder announced Ibaka would miss the rest of the year Friday, even hosting a conference call with GM Sam Presti to discuss the injury. The Oklahoman reports that Ibaka didn't travel to San Antonio. But like any great conspiracy theory, facts don't have a lot to do with this. 

So if Ibaka's clearly not going to play, why would the Spurs take this kind of stance?

Other things the Spurs may be convinced of:

• Kevin Durant didn't actually land on the moon. 

• Russell Westbrook was the second shooter on the grassy knoll. 

Reggie Jackson's actually from Nevada ... a little place called ... Area 51!

Anyway, it would be a pretty impressive attempt at a fake-out by the Thunder. Sam Presti doesn't exactly strike you as a super-dramatic type of guy, but it's something to keep an eye on as we approach Game 1 Monday night. 

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