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Serge Ibaka chipped in 14 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-3 FT) off the bench for the Raptors in 20 minutes of action and added eight rebounds in a 92-87 Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Ibaka was arguably the most consistent player for the Raptors against the Celtics, shooting an efficient 51% from the field and 46% from three-point range across seven games. He'll be a free agent this offseason and will be a valuable commodity for team's looking for a stretch-four or five.
According to Raptors HC Nick Nurse, Serge Ibaka is "okay" and will not have any restrictions for Game 6 on Wednesday.
Ibaka will be ready to go in a pivotal elimination game for the Raptors, who are down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference semi-finals matchup against the Boston Celtics. Ibaka was seen in a walking boot yesterday, but it's being considered a precautionary measure. DFS players should expect to see Ibaka play his usual 20-25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
Serge Ibaka rebounded from a tough outing in Game 3 to score 18 points (7-9 FG) and added seven rebounds, one block, four three's, and one turnover in 22 minutes off the bench in a 100-93 win over the Celtics in Game 4 on Saturday.
Ibaka was highly efficient in 22 minutes, missing only two shots and netting a perfect 4-for-4 from three-point range. Ibaka continues to be a valuable stretch-five, pitching in at least 15 points in 3-of-4 games played in this series. Ibaka's been a good source of offensive and defense for the Raptors and is a staple of Nick Nurse's rotation heading into Game 5 on Monday.
Serge Ibaka had a night to forget, scoring two points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3PT, 0-0 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal, and two turnovers in 22 minutes in a win over the Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
Ibaka did next to nothing on the offensive end in Thursday's win but at least provided some good defense in under 25 minutes of action. Ibaka has been excellent off the bench, averaging 16 points and nine rebounds in the first two games of the series before putting up Thursday's dud. DFS players should expect Ibaka to play better on Saturday with the Raptors getting a chance to tie up the series at 2-2.
Serge Ibaka posted a double-double in the Raptors Game 4 series win over the Nets, scoring 27 points on 12-of-14 shooting with 15 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and three triples in just 19 minutes off the bench.
Ibaka posted 55.75 fantasy points on DraftKings in Game 4, which equates to a ridiculous 2.93 fantasy points per minute. Imagine if he were to play even just 25 minutes, he could have put up 73.4 fantasy points. He's been great in the playoffs thus far, scoring over 20 points and in three of the Raptors four games against the Nets. He'll be greatly relied upon in the team's second round series against a much deeper and more talented Boston Celtics squad.