5 years ago

Serge Ibaka had just two points, six rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 22 minutes of Wednesday's overtime loss to the Grizzlies.

Ibaka was playing with a cut over his eye that required stitches and it was bleeding during the game. He played through it, but has really cooled off over his last two games. The Thunder get the struggling Magic on Friday, and there's no reason to think Ibaka won't bounce back. Ironically, one of the biggest problems the Thunder have is utilizing a big man to get them easy buckets, but the capable Ibaka looks like the fifth scoring option for Scott Brooks. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined to make just 18-of-58 shots tonight, which is another reason the Thunder lost.