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Serge Ibaka
PPG RPG APG
15.1 8.8 1.0
Team: Oklahoma CityHeight: 6-10 Born: 9/18/1989
Position: F-CWeight: 245 Birthplace: Brazzaville, Congo
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 24th pick by Thunder (2008)


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May 25 9:39 AM PT10:39 AM MT11:39 AM CT12:39 PM ET16:39 GMT0:39 9:39 AM MST11:39 AM EST20:39 UAE18:3912:39 ET11:39 AM CT15:39 - Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Ibaka will start Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.
Analysis: Ibaka has missed the first two games of the series against the San Antonio Spurs with a left calf strain. The Thunder had said he likely would miss the rest of the playoffs, but changed course Friday. Ibaka said Sunday morning the pain started to subside in the past three days. He took part in the team's Sunday morning shootaround and later got positive feedback from the team's medical staff.
May 16 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST1:38 UAE (+1)23:3817:38 ET4:38 PM CT20:38 - The Thunder say Ibaka may not be lost for the playoffs, after all. Ibaka is now considered day to day for the Thunder, who have missed him badly as San Antonio has raced to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Analysis: General manager Sam Presti said Friday that Ibaka's injured left calf is showing "a level of movement and stability not thought possible."
Mar. 30 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST3:01 UAE (+1)01:0119:01 ET6:01 PM CT22:01 - Ibaka had 17 points and blocked four shots in Sunday's win over Utah.
Analysis: Ibaka has recorded three-plus blocks in four of his last six games.
Mar. 14 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:201:20 ET11:20 PM CT4:20 - Ibaka blocked a season-high seven shots and had 15 points and 13 rebounds in Thursday's win over Los Angeles.
Analysis: Ibaka's double-double was his 24th of the season and third in a row. Ibaka's 2.6 blocks per game are down from what he averaged over each of the last two seasons, though he's averaging 3.1 over his last 24 contests.
Mar. 12 10:51 PM PT11:51 PM MT12:51 AM CT1:51 AM ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST9:51 UAE06:511:51 ET11:51 PM CT4:51 - Ibaka had 12 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday against Houston for his second straight double-double.
Analysis: Ibaka's averages of 15.2 points and 8.9 rebounds are both career highs.
Feb. 8 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Ibaka scored 26 points on Friday night, but it was not enough as Oklahoma City fell to the Magic, 103-102. The power forward also had six rebounds and five blocked shots.
Analysis: Ibaka was extremely efficient from the field, going 10 of 13.
Feb. 1 10:58 PM PT11:58 PM MT12:58 AM CT1:58 AM ET6:58 GMT14:58 11:58 PM MST1:58 AM EST10:58 UAE07:581:58 ET12:58 AM CT4:58 - Ibaka made all 12 shots en route to 25 points to go with nine rebounds in a 120-95 win over Brooklyn on Friday night.
Analysis: Ibaka has averaged 23.3 points on 70.5 percent shooting over his last four road games.
Jan. 25 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST8:43 UAE05:4323:43 ET10:43 PM CT2:43 - Serge Ibaka had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder in Saturday's 103-91 victory over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Ibaka was a force on the defensive end as well, blocking five shots in the win.
Jan. 12 10:16 PM PT11:16 PM MT12:16 AM CT1:16 AM ET6:16 GMT14:16 11:16 PM MST1:16 AM EST10:16 UAE07:161:16 ET12:16 AM CT4:16 - Ibaka had 17 points and 17 rebounds Saturday in a win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: His six offensive boards were a season high, and he's averaging 12.7 total rebounds in his last three games to boost his season average to a career-best 9.0.
Dec. 11 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - Ibaka had 19 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's win over Atlanta, recording his 10th double-double this season.
Analysis: Ibaka is 13 for 22 from the field over his last two games after shooting just 42.9 percent in his previous four.
Dec. 7 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:540:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - Ibaka had 17 points and 13 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season in Friday's win at New Orleans.
Analysis: Ibaka, who also blocked three shots, has been a double-double machine of late with five in his last seven games. He's averaging 15.7 points and 10.7 rebounds during that stretch.
Nov. 17 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Ibaka had 15 points and matched a career-high with 20 rebounds in a 92-79 win at Milwaukee on Saturday.
Analysis: After a slow start, Ibaka is averaging 18.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks over his last six games.

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