Serge Ibaka helped save the Raptors in Game 7, and he may have to do it again

Serge Ibaka has his Raptors moment now, thanks to his play in Game 7 against the Sixers. How much it is remembered might depend on how he performs against Toronto’s next foe, the Milwaukee Bucks. Contrary to popular memory, there was another noteworthy shot hit by a Raptor in Game 7 against the Sixers. It wasn’t a buzzer-beater; it’s not the best moment in the history of the franchise; it didn’t even bounce on the rim twice, let alone four times. Hell, neither the local nor national broadcasts even captured the real Kodak moment of the play in a replay.
But Serge Ibaka’s three over Ben Simmons with 9:38 to go in the fourth quarter — his third triple on a night where the Raptors connected just seven times from long range — was as much a table-setter for Kawhi Leonard’s historic Plinko jackpot as any play in the first 47 minutes and 56 seconds of action on Sunday night.
Game 7 was about sludge and grime and angst. Through the muck, Ibaka served up one of just a handful of instances of sublime beauty viewers were treated to all night.

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Author: Sean Woodley / Raptors HQ

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