UPDATES & NEWS
Update: Thunder say Serge Ibaka (calf) is day-to-day for the rest of the West finals.
Ibaka did not travel to San Antonio for the first two games of the Western Conference Finals and was initially expected to miss the remainder of the playoffs due to Grade 2 calf strain. However, with the Thunder in a two-game hole, it appears that Ibaka's healing powers are stepping up. He'll be a game-time decision each time moving forward, but expect him to at least try to get out on the floor during the rest of the series.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender