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Ibaka will miss remainder of playoffs due to calf injury

/ 11:19 AM May 17, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, of Congo, reacts after blocking a shot by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will miss the rest of the N.B.A. playoffs because of a left calf injury.

Ibaka had a magnetic resonance imaging test Friday, one day after Oklahoma City eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers and advanced to the Western Conference finals against the Spurs. Game 1 is Monday night in San Antonio.

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Ibaka was injured during the third quarter of the Thunder’s 104-98 victory Thursday.

Ibaka’s athletic ability, defense and midrange jump shot have been keys for the team. He averaged 12.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 13 postseason games.

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During the regular season, he posted career highs of 15.1 points and 8.8 rebounds a game and led the league in total blocks for the fourth consecutive season, with 219.

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