Oklahoma City Thunder's offense disappears in Memphis

The Thunder scored just 89 points on a season-low 35.7 percent shooting at Memphis on Wednesday, marking one of the team's worst offensive performances of the season.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: March 20, 2013

The cut required three stitches and Ibaka to play with a sizable bandage over his eye. Ibaka was inadvertently elbowed in the face by teammate Reggie Jackson late in the fourth quarter against Denver when Jackson leapt for an offensive rebound.

It's the opposite eye that swelled up when Ibaka fell into Tim Duncan's knee in a recent game against San Antonio.

“I'm not concerned,” Brooks said. “He's fine.”

Ibaka finished with two points, six rebounds and two blocked shots against the Grizzlies. Blood dripped down Ibaka's cheek from beneath the bandage throughout various moments of the game.

TIP-INS

Russell Westbrook was called for a technical with 10:06 remaining in the first quarter for arguing a no-call. It is his 11th of the season. … The Thunder's bench outscored the Grizzlies' 28-22. … OKC's 89 points narrowly eclipsed its season low for points in a game. The Thunder scored just 84 points in the season opener at San Antonio. … Kendrick Perkins grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds Wednesday. It was one shy of tying the most he's ever had as a member of the Thunder. … Derek Fisher went scoreless on 0-for-4 shooting Wednesday. … Perkins, Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha, the Thunder's three non-All-Star starters, scored nine points on 2-for-8 shooting.


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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