Serge Ibaka was going wild against the Houston Rockets, blocking shots, throwing down dunks and shooting threes. He greeted James Harden back to OKC with a massive block in the first quarter which set the tone for the rest of his night. Ibaka finished with 17 points on 7-11 shooting plus seven rebounds. His dunks and swats were instrumental in shutting Houston down and preventing them from getting momentum going.
Oklahoma City takes game one, 120-91.
Serge Ibaka swats his 3rd block, out to Thabo, down to Perkins for dunk. #Thunder leads #Rockets 50-44 with 2:28 till halftime.
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 22, 2013
Serge Ibaka just went MJ-against-the-Celtics with that baseline jumper. Then stuck his tongue out running back down the court.
— Royce Young (@dailythunder) April 22, 2013
No…. the most impressive number of the day is that Serge Ibaka is still just 23.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) April 22, 2013
Serge Ibaka has some incredible blocked shots tonight and it's not even halftime.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 22, 2013
Welcome home, James, get out of the paint. bit.ly/XZ3uF4
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) April 22, 2013
An Ibaka 3 puts OKC up 22. McHale better put in that dog who can do the flips. #AmexNBA
— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) April 22, 2013
If Serge Ibaka is going to start hitting 3's all over the gym, give the trophy to the #Thunder right now. #NBAPlayoffs
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) April 22, 2013
Kendrick Perkins: POINT GOD. sbnation.com/2013/4/21/4251…
— SBNation NBA (@SBNationNBA) April 22, 2013
Perkins runs the floor & alley-oops to Ibaka for the jam. Not your everyday fastbreak! #NBARapidReplay – on.nba.com/11tDsbf
— NBA (@NBA) April 22, 2013