Thunder's Ibaka to miss rest of NBA playoffs

Last updated 11:00 17/05/2014

Relevant offers

Basketball

Spurs star Tony Parker changes mind, set to play against Tall Blacks NZ Breakers make key change to morph from pretenders to contenders NZ Breakers take confidence into closing double against Melbourne United Nelson Giants sign D-League player Ben Strong for National Basketball League Steven Adams and OKC push GS Warriors but go down in NBA thriller NZ Breakers defeat Cairns Taipans to move to fourth on ANBL standings Kirk Penney goes for 28 points as Illawarra Hawks book ANBL playoffs berth Corey Webster transforms NZ Breakers from stagger to swagger Size matters as Steven Adams' OKC Thunder take on Golden State Warriors NZ Breakers get result they needed as Cairns Taipans down Adelaide 36ers

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 (local time), 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 (local time) 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.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you expect the Breakers to perform in this season's Australian NBL?

Last season was a blip, they'll be champions once again

They'll go close to another title, beaten finalists I'd say

Playoffs for sure, but can't see them going any further

Not too excited, they'll miss the playoffs again

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content