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Ibaka powers Thunder past Spurs in West battle

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka of Congo plays against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka of Congo plays against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka of Congo plays against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (L) of Congo, drives against San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter of Brazil in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (L) of Congo, drives against San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter of Brazil in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (L) of Congo, drives against San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter of Brazil in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (L) of Congo reacts next to team mate Russell Westbrook (R) after Ibaka is fouled by a San Antonio Spurs player in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (L) of Congo reacts next to team mate Russell Westbrook (R) after Ibaka is fouled by a San Antonio Spurs player in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012....more

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (L) of Congo reacts next to team mate Russell Westbrook (R) after Ibaka is fouled by a San Antonio Spurs player in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bill Waugh
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