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OKC’s Ibaka out for remainder of playoffs

OKC’s Ibaka out for remainder of playoffs

A logo for the NBA playoffs and official basketballs are seen on the court prior to Game 1 of an NBA basketball playoffs basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Eric Gay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward and defensive specialist Serge Ibaka will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs because of a left calf injury.

Ibaka underwent an MRI on Friday, one day after Oklahoma City eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers and advanced to the Western Conference finals against the Spurs. Game 1 is Monday night in San Antonio.

Ibaka was injured during the third quarter of Thursday night’s win.

Ibaka’s athletic ability and mid-range jumper have been keys for the team. He averaged 12.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 13 postseason games. During the 2013-14 regular season, he notched career-highs with 15.1 points and 8.8 rebounds while leading the league in total blocks for the fourth consecutive season with 219.

 

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