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.
Serge Ibaka will miss the remainder of the 2014 postseason with a left calf injury.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) May 16, 2014
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.