December 21, 2017, 9:45 pm
Serge Ibaka had some issues with his shot on Thursday, going just 4-of-13 from the floor (no triples) to finish with 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block.
Ibaka has displayed a pretty obvious trend of looking like a man possessed when he gets some rest, and he was pretty listless for most of this one on the second half of a back-to-back. While he missed a handful of open shots, his rim protection and switchability helped the Raptors get over the hump tonight. Additionally, after a very slow start to the year Ibaka has now collected at least one block in his last 18 games. He’s a middle-round player with a high floor and a low ceiling, so look for top-65 numbers out of the stretch four.