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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It was the first time since Garnett's rookie season that he has failed to score. It was just the fourth time in his career that he's gone scoreless.

The last time was Jan. 27, 1996.

Garnett added just one rebound and one blocked shot while committing four turnovers in 12 minutes.

In two games against the Thunder this season, Garnett scored just four points with eight rebounds.

NETS SET NBA RECORD

The Nets grabbed just 17 rebounds Friday, setting an NBA record for the fewest rebounds in a game.

The previous record low came when the Detroit grabbed 18 against Charlotte on Nov. 28, 2011.

“They shot almost 70 percent so they didn't have too many misses,” Nets coach Jason Kidd reasoned. “They rebounded all of our misses. They out-rebounded us. It happens.”

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Nets guard Deron Williams on Durant — “Crazy. What he's doing right now is just crazy. The end of the year, it's going to be hard to argue about the MVP of this league with what he's doing right now, carrying the team without (Russell) Westbrook. He's one of the best ones I've ever seen.”

TIP-INS

President Bill Clinton was in attendance Friday, sitting courtside. … Durant said he needed roughly 100 tickets for family and friends wanting to attend Saturday's game at Washington. … The Thunder did not have a shootaround Friday morning in Brooklyn. The team canceled the session due to the potential of considerably more congestion than normal because of the Super Bowl. … The Nets finished 10-3 in January, marking their best winning percentage in the month in the team's 38-year NBA history.

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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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