This is your monthly reminder that OKC traded James Harden primarily because they valued Serge Ibaka more as a player
Shot distribution tonight: Waiters 14, Westbrook 13, Durant 12, Jackson 12, Ibaka 11. Balance is not always best.
Brooks bringing Ibaka back with 6:40 left down 18? Golden State is sitting in OKC waiting on the Thunder. Maybe the Thunder can come back.
12-0 Rockets run. Harden has hit two threes, but I'm most impressed by the D-Mo post move right on Ibaka for two. Great start. 12-4 HOU.
From Hawks PR: Horford 4th since '00-'01(B Miller 2003, S Nash 2006 and S Ibaka 2012) with triple-double shooting 80 pct or better FGs.
If the Thunder could please have Waiters, Ibaka and Adams shot more that would be great
Rudy Gobert should definitely spend a whole possession wagging his finger in Ibaka's face. That was an ABSURD block at the rim.
Kings beat the Thunder 104-83. Durant with 24 and 9 rebounds, Ibaka 11, 10 rebounds and 8 blocks, Jackson 14, Westbrook 10 (3-19 shooting).
Serge Ibaka with 11pts, 9rebs, 8 blocks right now. 5mins left
One positive tonight: Serge Ibaka has eight blocks. At least five on DeMarcus Cousins. Impressive stuff.
Ibaka and Nick Collison with 4 fouls with 10 minutes left in the third.
Tough charge call on Serge Ibaka gives him his fourth foul very early in the third quarter.
Ibaka tagged with fourth foul barely minute into second half. Cousins takes the charge ...
Triple-double alert for Serge Ibaka: nine points, five rebounds and six blocks in the first half.
Three fouls on Adams, Perkins, Ibaka, Collison and Westbrook in the first half. Crazy foul trouble. DeMarcus Cousins has taken 13 FTs.
Five Thunder players have three fouls -- Ibaka, Adams, Westbrook, Collison and Perkins.
Thunder have been called for 17 fouls. Ibaka, Adams, Westbrook, Perkins and Collison all have 3.
Another foul on OKC. Ibaka joins half the roster with 3 fouls.
DeMarcus Cousins is 3-of-12 shooting and unofficially I think Serge Ibaka has blocked him 30 times.
Serge Ibaka has 5 first half blocks for OKC, over 2 mins to play in 2nd quarter
OKC crediting Serge Ibaka with six blocks. Official gives him five.
Now Cousins is working on Ibaka, who now has 2.
Thunder lineup: Reggie Jackson, Dion Waiters, Kevin Durant, Nick Collison and Serge Ibaka.
OKC's starting lineup with RW/Roberson/KD/Ibaka/Adams is +76 this season in 121 mins. That's +30 every 48 mins. Yeh.
Warriors beat the Thunder 117-91. Westbrook 22 (5-21 shooting) and 5 assists, Durant 14 (3-16) and 10 rebounds, Ibaka 4. OKC shot 30.6%.
Draymond Green blocks a Serge Ibaka three-point attempt on one possession and then blocks Russell Westbrook's layup attempt on the next one.
Harrison Barnes, playing without the mask for the first time in a while, takes a hard shot from Serge Ibaka.
GSW vs OKC starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Speights; OKC -- Westbrook, Roberson, Durant, Ibaka, Adams. Out: Bogut/Ezeli.
The Thunder now have 4 players that can score the basketball in Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka and Waiters.
Gasol now 3rd in blocks per game and one of 4 (Anthony Davis, DeAndre Jordan, Serge Ibaka) with 70 or more blocks.
Thunder beat the Wizards 109-102. Durant 34 (12-18 shooting), 8 rebounds, Westbrook 22 and 6 assists, Ibaka 13, Jackson 9 and 8 assists.
Tough play by Wall. Ibaka did not respect Wall's jumper at all, forced him to pick up his dribble, which led to the turnover.
Beal fell down and there was no way anyone was catching up to Ibaka. The problem was Wall’s indecisiveness.
Underrated hustle play by Serge Ibaka to follow Westbrook down the court there for that putback.
Serge Ibaka just made two monster plays: Closeout to force errant John Wall pass, hustle to secure clutch offensive putback.