The Thunder Are The Thunder Again, And This Is A Brand New Series

I suppose we can go ahead and forget about the first two games of the Western Conference finals, which saw the Serge Ibaka-less Thunder getting swallowed whole by the Spurs while Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant did their best to fight off the inevitable. We can forget those two games because Serge Ibaka is back,… » 5/28/14 10:19am 5/28/14 10:19am

The Thunder Got Back Serge Ibaka, May Have Gotten Back Into This Series

Now this is more like it. When the Thunder announced they'd lost Serge Ibaka for the remainder of the playoffs to a calf injury, it seemed like we'd all miss out on another classic clash of age vs. youth, savvy vs. athleticism, creative offense vs. "dribble around, then someone shoot!" Ibaka's return performance in… » 5/26/14 5:33pm 5/26/14 5:33pm

Blake Griffin Baits Serge Ibaka Into A Technical Foul

Griffin and Ibaka have a history that includes Ibaka smoking Griffin in the nuts, but this one is all Griffin. After being knocked down on the baseline, Griffin acts the role of pest and definitely locks up Ibaka's leg and practically begs him to lash out, or fall. Ibaka lashed out and was charged with a technical… » 5/05/14 11:44pm 5/05/14 11:44pm

The Grizzlies Are About To Grizz Past The OKC Kevin Durants

Oklahoma City is looking suspiciously like a team that is going to lose a second-round series. Kevin Durant posted 25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, while Serge Ibaka chipped in 13 points, 10 boards and 4 blocks. And still Memphis ground out an 87-81 win for a 2-1 series lead on an afternoon when both… » 5/11/13 8:18pm 5/11/13 8:18pm

OKC Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka Just Karate Chopped Blake Griffin In…

C'mon, son. Somehow, Ibaka was only charged with a flagrant 1 foul and didn't get ejected, and he actually converted a huge three-point play and block down the stretch to help the Thunder fight off a late surge from the LA Clippers, 108-104. It remains to be seen whether he'll get fined or suspended or deported.… » 3/03/13 6:36pm 3/03/13 6:36pm

Caron Butler's Block Takes Out Unsuspecting Ref

With first place in the West on the line, the Staples Center was as raucous as its been for a non-Lakers game in many, many, many years. (Many.) Caron Butler did his part, nearly forcing a turnover from Kevin Durant in the corner, and then sneaking in behind Serge Ibaka to land this swat block. It would have been… » 1/23/13 9:25am 1/23/13 9:25am