Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/17/12
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two weeks after being called out by San Antonio's Stephen Jackson, Serge Ibaka got his payback. The Oklahoma City forward bullied the Spurs as he led the Thunder to a 107-93 victory Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Ibaka led all scorers with 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting. He also racked up 17 rebounds and three blocked shots as Oklahoma City earned its franchise-record-tying 11th consecutive victory. "He's gifted," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Ibaka. "You have a four-man who can spread the court and shoot it like that, it makes it tougher on everybody." The Spurs defeated the Thunder in the season opener. Late in the fourth quarter Monday, it looked as if they might have a chance to do it again. With its starters on the bench, San Antonio (19-7) trimmed an 18-point deficit down to nine in the fourth quarter. Nando de Colo, James Anderson and DeJuan Blair got the Spurs back in the game, putting the Thunder on their heels. But with 3:45 left in t...
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