Serge Ibaka Welcomes LA Clippers to His Block Party

Stephen Babb@@StephenBabbFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2014

Serge Ibaka knows a thing or two about protecting the rim. He got his second and third blocks of Game 4 on consecutive shots, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder jumper out to an early first-half lead over the Los Angeles Clippers. This time, the victims were DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul.

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Ibaka's physical play has almost certainly impacted the Clippers. It impacted Blake Griffin in a particularly sensitive area earlier in the first quarter.

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Ibaka got all ball this time, though.

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A game ago, Griffin suffered a bloody nose on account of Ibaka's elbow. 

There was at least one shot Ibaka couldn't get to, though. Jordan got a little revenge for the early block with this stuff.

[YouTube, Hardwood Paroxysm]

This series is in no small part being played above the rim.

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