TAG: Serge Ibaka

Latest News / Jun 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Noah & George Headline 2014 All-Defensive Teams

Joakim Noah

The NBA announced the 2014 All-Defensive teams today. The first team comprises of Defensive Player Of The Year Joakim Noah, Paul George, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka and Andre Iguodala. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 1, 2014 / 12:44 pm

Kawhi Leonard Posterizes Serge Ibaka To Open Game 6

Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka

Mere seconds into the San Antonio Spurs’ 112-107 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night, Kawhi Leonard set the tone for what would be a historic evening by dunking on Serge Ibaka. Read More »

NBA / May 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

A Closer Examination Of Serge Ibaka’s Miraculously Rapid Recovery

Serge Ibaka

Before the start of the Western Conference Finals, Serge Ibaka was declared out for the playoffs with a Grade 2 calf train. But after the swelling subsided, Ibaka was cleared for practice after Game 2 and made his return on Sunday, surprising everyone in the process. Now, the questions are shifting to whether it was a miraculous recovery, a missed diagnosis, or something else entirely. Read More »

GIFs / May 28, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Cory Joseph’s And-1 Cram On Serge Ibaka

Cory Joseph, Serge Ibaka

The Spurs’ Cory Joseph received more playing time than usual in Game 4 due to the fact San Antonio was playing with a big deficit throughout the second half. However, Joseph took advantage of the increased floor time, and even caused a stir with a huge dunk in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Video / May 26, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Jokes About Ginobili: “He’s Out For The Rest Of The Playoffs”

Gregg Popovich

After a calf strain knocked OKC’s Serge Ibaka out of a Game 6 of the Western Semifinals against the Clippers, he was deemed out for the rest of the postseason. The Spurs didn’t buy it, and it turns out they were right. That’s why the 2014 Coach of the Year, Gregg Popovich, had some fun with his miraculous return in his post-game press conference despite the Game 3 loss. Read More »

GIFs / May 26, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Serge Ibaka Can’t Stop This Kawhi Leonard Jam

Serge Ibaka, Kawhi Leonard

Serge Ibaka was the difference in Game 3, as the Thunder ran away with a 106-97 victory to thwart San Antonio’s attempt to push their series lead to an insurmountable 3-0 deficit. Still, even with a resurrected Ibaka protecting the rim, Kawhi Leonard palmed the ball in his huge left hand for this dunk past the Serge Protector. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / May 26, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Serge Ibaka Returns & The Thunder Win Game 3

Serge Ibaka

Game 3 of the 2014 Western Conference Finals will forever be known as the “Serge Ibaka Game.” The calf injury Ibaka suffered was supposed to knock him out of the playoffs, but he came back to play in Game 3 and knocked down 6-of-7 shots for 15 points. Except, it was his four blocks and paint presence that was the difference in a 106-97 win over the Spurs. Read More »

Latest News / May 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Barring Setback, Ibaka “Going To Go” In Game 3

Serge Ibaka, DeAndre Jordan

The San Antonio Spurs were prepared for this possibility, talking openly of preparing for a Thunder team with Serge Ibaka patrolling the paint. After straining his calf in Game 6 of the Western Semifinals, it was believed Ibaka would be lost for the remainder of the postseason. After participating in shooting drills on Friday and shootaround this morning, he now thinks he might go tonight in Game 3. Read More »

Latest News / May 23, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Serge Ibaka Has Been Upgraded To Day-To-Day, Could Return For Game 3

Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka

Before the start of the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder declared Serge Ibaka out of the rest of the playoffs with a calf injury. The Spurs were not buying it at all, although we just assumed their skepticism was a way to keep themselves from getting complacent. Well, turns out they may have been right because Ibaka is improving rapidly and could be ready for Game 3. Read More »

Latest News / May 20, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Serge Ibaka May Start Shooting Drills This Week

Serge Ibaka, Blake Griffin

The San Antonio Spurs exploited the absence of Serge Ibaka in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals last night. Without their starting power forward, the Oklahoma City Thunder had no interior defensive presence to prevent the Spurs from scoring in the paint all night. Even though he is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs, Ibaka is not giving up on the possibility of a return. Read More »