Ibaka totaled 15 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 17 minutes during the Raptors' 106-105 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.
Ibaka paced the second unit in scoring once again with another highly efficient shooting performance. The big man has drained 14 of 20 attempts combined over the last two games, leading to consecutive double-digit point tallies. The one caveat is that Ibaka has run into foul trouble in both contests despite playing a modest amount of minutes. However, he'll naturally be relied on for his contributions on both ends of the floor as the Raptors take another shot at clinching their first NBA title in Thursday's Game 6.
Ibaka totaled 20 points 9-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 22 minutes during Fridays 105-92 victory over Golden State in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Ibaka came off the bench, playing just 22 minutes, but was certainly a positive for the Raptors, dropping 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting. He added another two blocks, continuing to bring the defense as the Raptors push for their first NBA championship. Ibaka will remember the last time he had a 3-1 lead over the Warriors as a member of the Thunder and will be doing everything in his power to try and avoid the same result Monday.
Ibaka finished with 17 points (7-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 24 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Bucks on Tuesday.
Ibaka came up big in Tuesday's win, finishing strong with a double-double. He cleaned up on the glass, grabbing 13 boards, including four on the offensive end. His 17 points match a 2019 playoff high, and his 13 rebounds are his most of this postseason. Ibaka has put up middling production through the Raptors' playoff run, so games like this will be difficult to replicate on a regular basis.
Ibaka tallied 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, and three assists in 29 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 victory over Philadelphia.
Ibaka had arguably his best game of the playoffs thus far, coming through at just the right time for the Raptors. Kawhi Leonard outscored the rest of the starters combined and so Ibaka's 17 points were invaluable in what was a low scoring Game 7. The Raptors will now move on to face an imposing Bucks outfit for the right to represent the East in the NBA Finals. Despite coming off the bench, Ibaka continues to be a key piece of the Raptors rotation and the hope will be that he can continue this sort of production moving forward after what had been a quiet post-season.
Ibaka had nine points (3-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 loss to the 76ers.
Ibaka finished with more field goal attempts than points and fouled out despite seeing fairly limited minutes once again. His inability to slow down Joel Embiid has led to Marc Gasol receiving most of the playing time at center. However, Ibaka has found himself occupying the power forward spot at times, as the Raptors have tried to limit Philadelphia's size advantage. Regardless, Ibaka has been held to single digits in scoring in four of six games here in the second round, and he has exceeded 22 minutes just once.
Ibaka received three stitches for a cut on his head but returned to Tuesday's Game 5 versus the 76ers, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Ibaka exited the game during the first quarter as he caught a stray elbow from teammate Kawhi Leonard, but was able to return to action after the bleeding was addressed in the locker room.
Ibaka contributed 13 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block across 20 minutes during the Raptors' 107-85 win over the Magic in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Sunday.
Ibaka stepped up with a team-high rebounding total in the blowout win. The veteran big has now turned in a pair of 13-point efforts in the series against his old squad and has been admirably consistent on the boards while pulling down exactly eight rebounds in each contest. Ibaka should continue seeing his allotment of 20-25 minutes in Tuesday's potentially decisive Game 5.
Ibaka totaled 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds and two blocks across 24 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Magic on Tuesday.
Ibaka played solid minutes off the bench in Tuesday's win, grabbing eight boards and swatting two shots to go along with his 13 points. Ibaka has played just 21.2 minutes per game over his last six contests, but that hasn't stopped him from accumulating some solid numbers. He's averaged 14.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the second unit in that stretch.
Ibaka will rest for Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves, Dane Moore of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Ibaka will get the regular-season finale off. In his place, Chris Boucher and OG Anunoby could see extra minutes.
Ibaka contributed 20 points (10-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 12 rebounds, two blocks and an assist in 21 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hornets.
Ibaka was outstanding, grabbing his second-straight double-double in just 21 minutes of run. The veteran center's been absolutely on fire to end the season. Ibaka's scored in double-figures in each of his past eight games and has three 20-plus point performances and four double-doubles over that span. Ibaka's per minute efficiency has been especially impressive as he's topped out at 28 minutes and averaged 22.2 during his run.
Ibaka scored 23 points (8-15 FG, 5-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 24 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 115-105 win over the Nets.
The Nets went very small in the second half in an effort to mount a comeback, and Ibaka took full advantage of the mismatches that presented at both ends of the court. He now has 21 double-doubles on the season -- his first time with 20 or more since 2013-14 -- and he's coming alive from three-point range at just the right time, going 9-for-15 from beyond the arc over the last five games.
Ibaka finished with 23 points (10-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 28 minutes during Saturday's 124-101 victory over the Bulls.
Ibaka moved into the starting lineup alongside Marc Gasol, the first time the two have shared the court to begin a game. Both players were effective with Ibaka having the slightly better night, ending with 23 points and 12 rebounds. The Raptors are basically locked into the second seed and could make a number of rotational changes down the stretch. Ibaka has been struggling coming off the bench behind Gasol but perhaps he could have solid enough value down the stretch to warrant a regular spot in a competitive league.
Ibaka will start at power forward next to Marc Gasol for Saturday's matchup against the Bulls, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Ibaka will be making his first start next to Gasol, as coach Nick Nurse is looking to experiment down the stretch with a depleted roster. It's unclear if Ibaka will play more minutes than usual, but it's certainly a possibility.
Ibaka totaled 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two blocks and an assist across 24 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Knicks on Thursday.
Ibaka and starter Marc Gasol split minutes pretty evenly in Thursday's win, though Ibaka had the better overall performance with his double-double. When Gasol and Ibaka are healthy, they form part of a dominant frontcourt, though sharing the floor caps the upside of both players.
Ibaka collected 16 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, and two blocks in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 win over the Bulls.
Ibaka bounced back after a quiet showing during Sunday's loss to the Hornets. This was actually Ibaka's best scoring effort since Feb. 11, and he's in the midst of his worst statistical month of the season. At this point, the 29-year-old big man is perhaps best reserved for use in deep leagues.
Ibaka had 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT) and one rebound in 18 minutes during Sunday's 115-114 loss to the Hornets.
Ibaka barely made a dent in the box score while being glued to the bench for much of the matchup, and it wasn't as if Marc Gasol earned a ton of playing time (23 minutes). Instead, coach Nick Nurse experimented with small-ball lineups in this one, which doesn't bode well for Ibaka's fantasy value once the playoffs start.
Ibaka had just six points, nine rebounds, and two blocks in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 123-114 victory over the Thunder.
Ibaka returned after serving a three-game suspension, finishing with just six points in 23 minutes. Marc Gasol remained in the starting lineup and it remains to be seen whether this move is permanent or simply as a result of the matchup. Ibaka remains a standard league player but is not going to be putting up the numbers he was prior to the Gasol trade.
Ibaka is slated to return to action for the Raptors on Wednesday against the Thunder after completing his three-game suspension.
The Raptors went 2-1 during Ibaka's absence, with Marc Gasol stepping into the starting five in his stead and averaging 12.0 points (on 48 percent shooting from the field), 9.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.7 triples and 1.0 steals in 28.3 minutes per game in those contests. Gasol will likely see his playing time drop off a bit now that Ibaka is back in the fold, but it's possible that the former will maintain a spot on the top unit.
Ibaka has been given a three-game suspension by the NBA for his role in an altercation during Monday's loss to the Cavaliers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Ibaka could be seen grabbing the neck of Marquese Chriss before punches were thrown and the two had to be separated. Ibaka's absence over the next three contests robs Toronto of one of its two centers, and Marc Gasol should see extra run as a result. Chris Boucher could also see some backup minutes. Ibaka will be eligible to return next Wednesday against the Thunder.
Ibaka was ejected from Monday's game against the Cavaliers after getting involved in an altercation with Marquese Chriss, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Both players were ejected as a result.
Ibaka could be facing a suspension following the incident, as punches were thrown. His night will end after registering eight points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds and one block over 17 minutes.
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