Last night the Oklahoma City Thunder suffered an injury scare that forced the basketball world to pause for a moment. While Reggie Jackson isn’t a superstar, he’s an extremely important piece to the Thunder’s championship puzzle and seeing him go down with a sprained ankle in the first half of Game 4 was a bit scary to see.
But not only did Jackson return to the game and help lead the Thunder to a huge win that evened the series at 2-2, but he’s vowing to play in Game 5 to help as much as he can to push the San Antonio Spurs to the brink.
According to The Oklahoman, Jackson addressed the media after Game 4 and noted that he was vowing to play in a crucial Game 5 in which his team will need him more than they ever have.
Jackson has started to emerge as a star for the Thunder and has been able to put together performances that are making him one of the more valuable pieces of the bench they have. Jackson is very quickly playing his way into a nice contract in a few years and he’s yet another player that the Thunder have to worry about leaving or becoming too expensive under their currently structured payroll.
Jackson and the Thunder aren’t thinking that far into the future right now though, as all they can think about is how they’ve won two straight games against the San Antonio Spurs and are all of a sudden right back in this series in a way no one thought they would be.