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.
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.”
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.”
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.