Joakim Noah is a fine NBA player, but even the best can turn into “that guy” at the rec center who just shouldn’t be playing. At least in the presence of Serge Ibaka: the super-athletic Thunder big sent Noah’s attempted put-backs packing, not once, but twice. Exactly the kind of highlight that one would rather not have circulating the internet. Dah, well. Noah would still go on to produce a better stat line: 23 points and 13 rebounds (in a scant 29 minutes), compared with a ho-hum five points and three rebounds for Ibaka.
The Thunder would go on to win, 107-95.