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Serge Ibaka Game MVP In Spain's 91-54 Beating Of Egypt

If Team Spain Head Coach, Juan Orenga, forgot about Serge Ibaka in the team’s 90-60 victory over Team Iran yesterday, he certainly made it up to Ibaka in today’s match-up against Team Egypt. Despite the fact that every player on Team Spain logged a minimum of 8 minutes on the court, Ibaka was able to stand out among the pack as Team Spain’s top performer in a 91-54 victory, leaving no question who the better team was in that contest.

In 21 minutes of action, Ibaka finished with 18 points off of 8-for-12 (66.7%) shooting, including 1-of-3 (33.3%) from 3-point range, while sinking his lone free throw (100%). He also added 8 rebounds (2 off, 6 def), an assist, and a block. Despite a turnover, he was actually tied for 3rd in the +/- stat with a whopping +25. Yes, Team Spain was so dominant in this victory that a +25 was only good for a 3rd place tie in the +/- stat category.

Ibaka was the team leader in points and rebounds to snag MVP of the game. Ricky Rubio led Team Spain in assists for the 2nd-straight game with 7, giving him 12 total assists over the last 2 games. Pau Gasol’s brother, Marc, took the blocks lead in this game with 2, and Felipe Reyes led the pickpockets with 3 steals.

Like Team Egypt’s last contest,  Ibrahim Elgammal was the top scorer with 16 points, giving him 28 over the last 2 games. He also led the team in assists in this contest with 3. Rami Ibrahim snagged 7 rebounds, while Youssef Shousha recorded 2 steals. Seif Samir was good for a block as well.

After 2 days, here are you current 2014 FIBA Standings:

GROUP A GAMES
# Team P W L %
1 [ESP]Spain 2 2 0 100
2 [BRA]Brazil 2 2 0 100
3 [SRB]Serbia 2 1 1 50.0
4 [FRA]France 2 1 1 50.0
5 [EGY]Egypt 2 0 2 0
6 [IRI]Iran 2 0 2 0

Be sure to stick around for a bit. Soon, I will have a preview of tomorrow’s contest for 1st place in Group A. You won’t want to miss it.

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