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Ibaka, Chriss suspended over NBA brawl

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The NBA hands Raptors' Serge Ibaka a heavier punishment for starting the fight as Cavs' Marquese Chriss also gets sanctioned for retaliating

SCUFFLE.  Toronto’s Serge Ibaka and Cleveland’s Marquese Chriss figure in a fight during the Cavs’ surprise rout of the Raptors. Photo from

WATCH: Ibaka, Chriss brawl mars Cavs win over Raptors

Mar 12, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss get ejected from the game for figuring in a brawl

BRAWL. Marquese Chriss (left) figures in a brawl with Serge Ibaka. Photos from Cleveland Cavaliers website (Chriss) and AFP (Ibaka)

Ibaka strikes as NBA-best Raptors outlast Wizards

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The Raptors bounce back from a cold second overtime period with Ibaka's dagger three

DAGGER. Serge Ibaka leads the Toronto Raptors to an NBA-best record of 33-12. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Warriors bench has jokes for Ibaka after he falls guarding Thompson

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the rest of the players on the bench have some fun at Serge Ibaka's expense

HIT THE DECK. The Warriors bench takes a seat on the floor after Serge Ibaka does the same. Screenshot from YouTube

Suspended Serge Ibaka offers apology for throwing punches with James Johnson

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:19 AM

'Sometimes during a game my emotions can lead to bad reactions and I’m not proud of that,' says Ibaka

SUSPENDED. Serge Ibaka let his hands go in a heated moment against the Heat. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Serge Ibaka suspended by Raptors for altercation with staffer

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The Raptors still beat the Hawks without their power forward

SUSPENDED. The Raptors said Ibaka violated team rules in the incident, which took place after the Raptors' 124-107 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Lowry, Ibaka complete Raptors deals

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Kyle Lowry re signs on a reported 3 year deal worth 100 million

RE-SIGNED. Kyle Lowry, a 3-time All-Star, re-signs with the Toronto Raptors. File Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets get Tucker, Nene; Ibaka rejoins Raptors

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers also reach deals to keep 3 point sharpshooter Kyle Korver and add Spanish reserve point guard Jose Calderon

HOUSTON-BOUND. P.J. Tucker is headed to the Houston Rockets. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Ibaka, Lopez get one-game suspensions for swinging punches

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Bulls Robin Lopen and Raptors Serge Ibaka will each miss a game for starting WrestleMania a few days early

ORDER ON THE COURT. Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka let their hands fly on the court, and will now have to miss a game. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Serge Ibaka heading to Raptors in trade for Terrence Ross

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:17 AM

The Magic will also acquire a first round draft pick

HEADING NORTH. Serge Ibaka had averaged 15.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 56 games with Orlando. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Magic overcome Westbrook's monster game to beat Thunder

Nov 14, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Russell Westbrook delivers 41 points 16 assists and 12 rebounds but can t get the win

TRIPLE DOUBLE MACHINE. Russell Westbrook balled out again but couldn't get the win against former teammate Serge Ibaka and the Orlando Magic. File photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Heat beat Thunder on Dwyane Wade's clutch free throws

Dec 04, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Dwyane Wade rattled in two game winning free throws with 1 5 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a 97 95 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder

Dwyane Wade scored 28 points in the Miami Heat victory. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder lose Ibaka for 4 to 6 weeks, Thompson out for Warriors

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Two key players Serge Ibaka and Klay Thompson for two Western Conference contenders will miss games due to injury as teams make final playoff push

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, seen here driving against Bulls' Joakim Noah, will be out for 4 to 6 weeks. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Durant-less Thunder roll over struggling Timberwolves

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:43 PM

The Thunder cruised to the victory despite missing superstar forward Kevin Durant behind Westbrook s 18 points and Ibaka s 13 points and 19 rebounds

Russell Westbrook drives to the rim against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Photo by David Sherman / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP

Westbrook returns, drops 32 in Thunder win over Knicks

Nov 29, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The all star point guard shot 12 of 17 from the field and delivered eight assists and seven rebounds in his first game since fracturing his right hand on October 30

Russell Westbrook played a very efficient game in his return. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Holding Court - FIBA final favorites are still US, Spain

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:57 PM

As the World Cup frontrunners emerge the United States and Spain remain on a collision course for the final

Spain's Pau Gasol is a favorite for the World Cup MVP if his side wins the championship. Photo from

All roads lead to Spain: FIBA World Cup Group A preview

Aug 30, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Take a closer look at FIBA World Cup Group A which includes Spain Brazil Serbia France Iran and Egypt

Pau Gasol (L) and Marc Gasol (R), seen after winning the 2006 FIBA World Championship, are a big part of why Spain is expected to top Group A. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Spain out to upset under-manned US at FIBA Worlds

Aug 29, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Hosts Spain and the rest of the field may finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States after the US was hit by several withdrawals

Marc and Pau Gasol (left and center) and Serge Ibaka (R) of Spain will give the defending champions USA a run for their money. Photo by Angel Diaz/EPA

FIBA World Cup 101: A guide to the spectacle in Spain

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:40 AM

Prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain by reading everything you d need to know about the teams tournament format and key matchups

Derrick Rose, seen during Team USA's gold medal winning performance against Russia in 2010, will make his return from injury in the 2014 World Cup. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Why KD to D.C. in 2016 is more than just a pipe dream

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:53 PM

Will reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant like LeBron move to his hometown team the Washington Wizards come the 2016 NBA free agency?

Noah, Ibaka named to NBA All-Defensive Team

Jun 03, 2014 - 7:58 AM

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and Oklahoma City shot blocker Serge Ibaka were among five players named Monday to the 2013 14 NBA All Defensive First Team

BULL DOZER. Joakim Noah blocks a shot from Lance Stephenson of Indiana. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Holding Court - ‘Serge’ factor gives Thunder power surge to tie West Finals

May 28, 2014 - 4:07 PM

After missing the first two games of the Western Conference Finals Serge Ibaka s return has sparked the Oklahoma City Thunder to tie the series against the San Antonio Spurs

Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Ibaka's return sparks Thunder win over Spurs

May 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka who was ruled out of the playoffs due to a calf injury returns to action and sparks Oklahoma s win over the Spurs

IBLOCKA. Serge Ibaka blocks Tim Duncan's shot providing the much-needed defensive presence for the Thunder. Photo by Tyler Smith/EPA

NBA: Ibaka, declared out of playoffs, now day-to-day

May 24, 2014 - 2:39 AM

Serge Ibaka s calf injury has been upgraded from season ending to day to day which may enable the Thunder forward to play against the Spurs

THUNDER DOWN. Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka may be able to play in the Spurs series despite suffering a calf injury. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Holding Court - The Final Four: San Antonio, Miami favored

May 19, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez breaks down the Miami Indiana and San Antonio Oklahoma City series which pit the two top ranked teams in each conference

PACE HEATS UP. Paul George (L) and LeBron James (R) jockey for a rebound during Game 1. Photo by Steven C. Mitchell/EPA

Thunder forward Ibaka likely out for rest of playoffs

May 17, 2014 - 3:25 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder s NBA playoff hopes suffered a blow on Friday when they announced forward Serge Ibaka will likely miss the remainder of the post season

THUNDER DOWN. Oklahoma City will likely have to do without the services of Serge Ibaka after he suffered a calf injury. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: Grizzlies snatch victory over Thunder in OT

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:54 PM

The Grizzlies now have a 3 2 series lead over the Thunder as the evenly matched clubs went to overtime for an unprecedented fourth straight game

GRIZZLIES ESCAPE. Marc Gasol (R) goes to the basket against Serge Ibaka (L) as the Grizzlies escaped the Thunder after an Ibaka tip-in in the dying seconds of overtime was ruled too late. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Kevin Durant scores 31 as Thunder trump Jazz

Mar 31, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Kevin Durant continued his torrid scoring pace pouring in 31 points on Sunday in the Oklahoma City Thunder s 116 96 NBA triumph over the Utah Jazz

THUNDER ROLLS. Kevin Durant posted his 38th straight 25+ point game, 2 short of Michael Jordan's record. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Kevin Durant hits 42 to spark Thunder over Rockets‎

Mar 12, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Kevin Durant poured in 42 points to power Oklahoma City over the Houston Rockets 106 98 Tuesday as the Thunder kept pace with their league leading rivals

THUNDERSTRUCK. Dwight Howard dunks over Kevin Durant during Tuesday's game, but it was Durant's Thunder who came out on top. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: Thunder halt skid with win over Grizzlies

Mar 01, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Kevin Durant scored 30 of his 37 points in the second half on Friday as the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a three game skid with a 113 107 NBA win over Memphis

BACK ON TRACK. Kevin Durant scored 37 points to end the Thunder's three-game losing skid. Photo by Eric Gay/EPA

NBA: Irving drops 31 as Cavs hand Thunder third straight loss

Feb 27, 2014 - 5:21 PM

NBA All Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving scored 31 points to carry the Cleveland Cavaliers over Oklahoma City 114 104 Wednesday stretching the Thunder s losing streak to three games

OVERDRIVE. Kyrie Irving, shown during a game last April, dropped 31 points on the Thunder. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

LeBron James expects to make masked return Thursday

Feb 26, 2014 - 4:15 AM

Miami Heat forward LeBron James expects to return to the lineup Thursday from a broken nose but wearing a protective face mask

LEBRON NOSE BASKETBALL. Miami Heat’s LeBron James sits on the bench during a game last month. James will return to action with a mask after breaking his nose in a game against the Thunder. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

NBA: LeBron James has broken nose, could miss next game

Feb 22, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Four time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James suffered a broken a nose and is doubtful for the reigning champion Miami Heat s home game Sunday against Chicago

BUSTED NOSE. Miami Heat’s LeBron James (C) will likely sit out one game with a broken nose. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

WATCH: Orlando Magic defeat Thunder on buzzer-beater dunk

Feb 08, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Tobias Harris slammed down a two handed dunk as time expired to give the Orlando Magic a 103 102 NBA triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday

BUZZER-BEATER. Tobias Harris (right) shown during a game against the Celtics last month, was the Magic's hero on Friday night. Photo by Brian Blanco/EPA

NBA: Durant's 30-plus point streak ends in Thunder rout of Brooklyn

Feb 01, 2014 - 1:01 PM

NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant saw his streak of games with 30 or more points snapped at 12 on Friday but the Oklahoma City Thunder still routed the Brooklyn Nets 120 95

QUIET THE THUNDER. Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets shown scoring a basket from a game earlier this month against the Hawks. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

NBA: Thunder dominate Celtics without Durant, Westbrook

Jan 25, 2014 - 1:41 PM

No Durant no Westbrook? No problem as the Thunder rolled past the Celtics behind Serge Ibaka s 21 points

STORM SERGE. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, shown dunking the ball over Houston Rockets center Omer Asik during a game last April, led the Thunder with 21 points against Boston. Photo by Aaron Sprecher/EPA

NBA wRap: Green, Iguodala hit buzzer beaters to give their teams a win

Nov 18, 2013 - 7:22 PM

The Celtics Jeff Green and Golden State s Andre Iguodala hit a pair of buzzer beating game winners to give their teams a win

BUZZER BEATER. Versatile wingman Andre Iguodala hits his first game-winner as a member of the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA Western Conference playoff preview

Apr 21, 2013 - 9:06 AM

The exciting Western Conference playoffs unfurl with a lot of storylines Rappler shares some of them with you in this preview

Pacquiao 'motivated' Miami Heat

Jun 23, 2012 - 6:05 PM

Miami Heat saw motivation in Manny Pacquiao Fil Am coach Erik Spoelstra says

LeBron leads Miami Heat to NBA Championship

Jun 22, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Miami Heat takes down OKC Thunder in Game 5 to win the 2012 NBA Championship

Miami Heat hopes to deliver knockout punch

Jun 21, 2012 - 6:43 AM

Miami coach says they can draw on last season s failures to maintain their focus on winning a second title

Defending LeBron James

Jun 20, 2012 - 8:53 PM

The fact of the matter is LeBron James is one heck of a basketball player

Miami holds off Thunder, takes commanding 3-1 series lead

Jun 20, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Miami survives a monster game from Thunder s Westbrook to take a commanding 3 1 series lead in the NBA Finals

NBA: LeBron powers Heat past Thunder for 2-1 series lead

Jun 18, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 91 85 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives for a shot attempt against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat in Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 17, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron pushes Heat past Thunder to tie series, 1-1

Jun 15, 2012 - 11:56 AM

LeBron James scores 4 crucial points in the clutch of Game 2 100 96

Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder past Heat in game 1

Jun 13, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Durant and Westbrook combine for 63 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a game 1 victory

NBA Finals preview: Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Jun 13, 2012 - 2:50 AM

A Rappler breakdown of the NBA finals and our prediction on who between Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder will come out on top