May 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) reacts in the fourth quarter in game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Thunder 101-99 to tie the series 2-2.Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka out for postseason


During the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 104-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night that gave the Thunder a 4-2 series victory, advancing to the Western Conference Finals, they lost power forward Serge Ibaka to a calf injury.

Ibaka limped off of the court with 7:24 to play in the third quarter and never returned to the game. The Thunder originally called it a left calf injury and called his return to doubtful.

On Friday, Ibaka had an MRI on his calf. According to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman, Ibaka will miss the rest of the postseason.

Obviously, this is a huge blow to the Thunder as they prepare to take on the San Antonio Spurs. Ibaka is a fantastic rim-protector and shot-blocker.

Ibaka averaged 15.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game during the regular season and 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game during the postseason.

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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    Hey Serge, Karma is a B@$# ! …aint it !
    - sincerely blake griffin’s n*ts

    Another excuse for Durant, first it was Westbrick… ignoring the fact OKC would be another first round exit without Westbrick and now how convenient for Durant, the Serge injury, Well Kevin Welcome to Lebron’s world he played years without an inside guy / defensive stopper and guess what Kevin, Lebron picked up the slack inside, Now you can truly earn that MVP. The NBA gave you two gift games and its all on you, NO more blaming Westbrick, NO Blaming Serge, you need to go out and get it done, period