Jun 2, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) shoots in the third quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in game four of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder beat the Spurs 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Serge Ibaka Has A Perfect Night, Leads the Thunder to a Game 4 Victory


Oklahoma City knew they had to have their big guns tonight, but who thought it would be a player not part of the Thunder’s big three that would steal the show? Serge Ibaka, usually known for his blocking prowess and given the name Serge Iblocka, was automatic from the field and from the line, literally. He went 11-11 form the field and 4-4 from the free throw line to put in 26 points in 41 minutes Saturday night. His 11-11 night was tied for the second best shooting performance without a missed shot in the NBA Playoffs ever, and tied for the best since Larry McNeill as a King in 1975. The Thunder sorely needed the scoring from the unlikely source as Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined to shoot 6-23. Ibaka has had 5 rebounds and 3 blocks but was overshadowed by Kevin Durant’s lead heroics, wherein one stretch of the fourth quarter, he scored 16 straight points for the Thunder to ensure they take a 2-2 tied series into San Antonio Monday night.

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