And while one streak ended for Ibaka, another remained intact.
He has now blocked at least three shots in eight straight games. Over that span, he's averaging 3.5 blocked shots.
In the first seven games, Ibaka recorded at least three blocks only three times and averaged 1.6 swats.
Since the 2005-06 season, Ibaka and Warriors center Andrew Bogut are the only two players to record three blocks in at least eight straight games.
After sweeping its six-game home stand, the Thunder improved to 9-0 inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, tying Indiana for the league's best home record. Before this season, the Thunder's best start to a season at home was 3-0. … The Thunder's bench outscored Minnesota's second unit 39-23 on Sunday, moving OKC to 9-1 when its bench equals or outscores the opposing team's bench. … Opposing teams are shooting 68.5 percent from the foul line against the Thunder, worst in the league. … Entering Monday's games, the Thunder led the league in technical fouls with 24. Philadelphia and Houston were tied for second at 21. No other team had reached 20. If the Thunder maintains this current pace, it will finish with 131 technical fouls.