Serge Ibaka's Potential Game-Winning Tip-In Comes Right After Buzzer

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 29: Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
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Given the drama that's enveloped the Oklahoma City Thunder's first-round series with the Memphis Grizzlies, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Tuesday night's Game 5 went down to the wire. 

With the Thunder trailing by one point with 2.9 seconds remaining in overtime, Kevin Durant missed a deep three over the outstretched arm of Marc Gasol that was rebounded and put back by Serge Ibaka just after time expired. 

Following Tuesday's heartbreaking loss, the Thunder now find themselves in a must-win situation entering Game 6, which will be played Thursday at 8 p.m. ET in Memphis and broadcast on TNT.