Clippers’ Serge Ibaka Undergoes Back Surgery, Ruled Out For Series Against Jazz

Jun 11, 2021, 3:14 PM | Updated: 3:21 pm
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Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz drives against Serge Ibaka #9 of the LA Clippers during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 1, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka underwent season-ending back surgery and won’t play in the team’s postseason series against the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz currently own a 2-0 series lead over the Clippers.

On June 11, the Clippers announced that Ibaka had undergone back surgery and would be out for the remainder of the NBA Playoffs.

Ibaka was absent from Los Angeles’ lineup in the first two contests of the Western Conference Semifinals against Utah.

During 41 regular season games, Ibaka averaged 11.1 points per game on 51.0 percent shooting.

In three games agains the Jazz, he recorded 10.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. The Jazz won two of the three regular season matchups with the Clippers.

Ibaka only played in two of Los Angeles’ postseason games during the first round against the Dallas Mavericks.

Against the Mavs, Ibaka averaged 5.0 points on 50.0 percent shooting in nine minutes per contest.

Game 3 between the Jazz and Clippers is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 12.

The contest will tip-off at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) on ABC.

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