Serge Ibaka dominates for the Orlando Magic against the Indiana Pacers

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Serge Ibaka has a big season coming up. After spending his whole career at the Oklahoma City Thunder as a secondary option behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook - and previously James Harden - he is now the main man in Orlando.

Following the trade that saw Victor Oladipo move in the opposite direction, the emphasis is on Ibaka to rediscover his form of a few years ago.

The forward's averages dropped last season, his 12.6 points was the lowest since 2012 while 6.8 rebounds a night was the fewest since his rookie campaign.


If the Magic are to end their long wait for a playoff appearance, then the Spaniard will play a huge part in that success. In last night's preseason encounter with the Indiana Pacers, he showed exactly what he can offer.

In just under half an hour on the court, the 27-year-old shot a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc on his way to 19 points while also pulling down a huge 17 rebounds - five of them coming on the offensive end.

The three-time All-Defensive first team selection led his team in scoring as they won 114-106 and also recorded an assist and a steal.

For Orlando's sake, hopefully Ibaka can recapture the form that previously made him such a threat for the Thunder.

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