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Serge Ibaka’s second coming makes Thunder history with crazy stat line

Moses Brown, Serge Ibaka, Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night and ended up being defeated by a final margin of 123 to 102. Despite the ugly final line, Thunder center Moses Brown had a career night, matching a feat only achieved by Serge Ibaka in team history.

In just his 11th game for the Thunder, the previously unknown Brown already found himself in the record books after finishing with 20 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocks in under 30 minutes. He might’ve nabbed more numbers if he hadn’t fouled out.

The 21-year-old Brown is only in his second season in the NBA after spending his rookie year with the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-way contract. He only saw 33 minutes of regular season action last year with Rip City, but he has been pressed into starting duty the past two games with the Thunder due to Al Horford, Darius Bazley, and Luguentz Dort all out for various reasons.

Brown isn’t resting on his laurels though. With his enormous size of 7’2″ height, 7’4″ wingspan, and 9’5″ standing reach, the UCLA product is a truly terrifying rim presence, despite his still-thin frame.

The Thunder are one of the youngest teams in the NBA, so they’ve been experimenting with all sorts of different lineups, which means Brown has a good opportunity to cement himself in the rotation going forward.

One thing Moses Brown will have to work on in the future though is his fouling. In the 11 games he’s appeared this season, he has fouled out in four of them.