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Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Serge Ibaka enjoys perfect shooting night at Brooklyn

Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka scored 25 points in the Thunder's 120-95 win at Brooklyn on Friday night inside Barclays Center. He went 12-for-12 from the field and added nine rebounds in 31 minutes.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: January 31, 2014
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Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka scored 25 points in the Thunder's 120-95 win at Brooklyn on Friday night inside Barclays Center.

He went 12-for-12 from the field and added nine rebounds in 31 minutes. Ibaka became the first player since Washington forward Nene on Dec. 5, 2009 to make 100 percent of his shots on at least 12 shot attempts.

But Ibaka went 11-for-11 against San Antonio in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on June 6, 2012. He finished that game with 26 points.

Over the past five games, Ibaka is shooting 47-for-69 (68 percent). He's scored at least 20 points in four of those five.

“He's hot on his own,” Kevin Durant said of Ibaka when asked if he passed on his hot hand. “He's been shooting that well for the last month. And I think he got snubbed from the All-Star Game, too. He's been playing well. He's been definitely giving us a lift on both ends of the floor with his shooting and his offensive rebounding. He's doing a great job for us.”

THUNDER HITS SEASON-HIGH FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

Oklahoma City's 63.6 percent shooting Friday went down as the high mark in the NBA this season.

The previous high was Miami's 63.4 percent, set on Dec. 16 against Utah.

The Thunder's 120 points also were the most the Nets have allowed this season, while OKC's 49 made field goals became a Nets' opponent season-high for a regulation game.

GARNETT GOES SCORELESS

Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett was held scoreless on 0-for-4 shooting Friday night.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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