Ibaka leads Thunder past Spurs 106-97; San Antonio lead cut to 2-1

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San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the first quarter of Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoff series in the Western Conference finals, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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"Hopefully we realize that if we're not intense, not very sharp and don't hustle like crazy, we're not going to win here," Ginobili said. "They showed us reality. Hopefully we react in game four and play a much better game."

Notes: Thunder C Kendrick Perkins picked up his third foul eight minutes into the game. He played just 13 minutes and finished with four points and three rebounds. Backup center Steven Adams, a rookie, had seven points and nine rebounds. ... Thunder G Derek Fisher took a hit and was bleeding from the top of his head in the first quarter. He got six stitches. ... The Thunder shot 63 percent from the field in the first quarter but trailed 29-28 at the end of the period. ... Ginobili scored just three points in the second half.

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