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Serge Ibaka Returns from Injury and Makes Instant Impact for OKC Thunder

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Grant HughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistMay 26, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka sure didn't look like a guy who was supposed to miss the entire Western Conference Finals with a calf injury.

The miraculously healed big man got off to a scorching start in Game 3, hitting OKC's first bucket against the San Antonio Spurs and piling up the highlights from there.

He drilled jumpers and turned away shots.

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He even drove the lane, still making sure to match each offensive highlight with a defensive one on the other end.

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In all, Ibaka started 4-of-4 from the field and blocked a pair of San Antonio attempts in his first five minutes on the floor.

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He let it all hang out in his triumphant return—tongue included.

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