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Durant on Ibaka's woes: 'All in his mind'

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07:04 AM ET 05.13 | Apart from Kevin Durant and Reggie Jackson, the Thunder combined to shoot under 30 percent in Saturday's loss, leaving it clear the team needs more from the rest of the cast. Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha each missed all four shots they took. Nick Collison hit just one of his four shots. Derek Fisher went 3-for-8. And then there was Serge Ibaka. Officially he finished with 13 points on 6-for-17 shooting and played very good defense on Zach Randolph. Unofficially, he has become the X factor in this series. ... "We have to get him confidence," Durant said of Ibaka. "We have to get him some shots and get him going. We can't let him put too much pressure on himself. It's all in his mind. If he thinks he's going to make those shots, he's going to make them."

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May 13, 2013  07:07 AM ET

UMMMMMMMMMMMM.........................OK

May 13, 2013  07:55 AM ET

He had better **** right with ball... Or the Thunder are done.

May 13, 2013  07:57 AM ET

He had better get head right with ball... Or the Thunder are done.











Damn website...

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May 13, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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If kd doesn't get that it is HIM that needs to step up more, this series will be over quick Ibaka is not a dependable scorer.Kd need to take more shots, not ibaka

OKC is done. Without Westbrook they don't stand a change against Memphis. It even took them three games to eliminate Houston once he went down. KD's great but Memphis' wall of Zach and Gasol is beyond his ability to take down.

As for Ibaka... 'what is his game'?

May 13, 2013  09:14 AM ET

He took 17 shots for crying out loud.. Put pressure on himself?? What is he a mental patient? Make more baskets.

May 13, 2013  10:52 AM ET

Isn't 17 FGA giving him enough shots? Ibaka just needs to make more then 50% of his shots. For a big man, he should be making 60+% of his FG. OKC is in trouble. They have no answer for Memphis' frontline. Perkins is the one that really needs to step up on defense at least. he was brought in to stop players like Marc Gasol and Howard. Perkins haven't done that.

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May 13, 2013  11:53 AM ET
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He had better **** right with ball... Or the Thunder are done. Damn website...

The Thunder are already done. They are Cleveland when Lebron was there.

May 13, 2013  11:55 AM ET
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Isn't 17 FGA giving him enough shots? Ibaka just needs to make more then 50% of his shots. For a big man, he should be making 60+% of his FG. OKC is in trouble. They have no answer for Memphis' frontline. Perkins is the one that really needs to step up on defense at least. he was brought in to stop players like Marc Gasol and Howard. Perkins haven't done that.

OKC needs to admit Perkins is a total bust and release him after they lose this series.

May 13, 2013  02:26 PM ET

Durant on Ibaka's woes: 'All in his mind'

Ibaka has to see a specialist, how about a 1-on-1 interview with Manti Teo's Psychologist?

May 13, 2013  02:27 PM ET

Ibaka at 6'10" needs to take his butt down on the block and work on some type of "go to" post moves. OKC doesn't need another jump shooter. The Thunder are losing this series in the paint. Ibaka is having the problems he's having because he's outside of his element.

May 13, 2013  02:41 PM ET

Ibaka, and Perkins need to step it up.
The Grizzlies are murdering the Thunder in the post!
It would also do the Thunder some good if Kevin Martin showed!

 
May 13, 2013  03:12 PM ET

For all intent and purposes OKC's season went 'bye' when Westbrook went down. Barely beating Houston was a clear sign that this team is going nowhere.

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