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Serge Ibaka missed a gimme layup at the end of Game 4 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets to seal the 105-103 win for Houston.
Kevin Durant received an inbounds pass and was defended closely by Francisco Garcia. He picked up his dribble with about seven seconds left and the Thunder down by two. He gave the ball to Reggie Jackson, who alertly drove to the hoop and tried throwing up a floater over Omer Asik. Although Jackson appeared to be fouled, no call was made. His ball nicked off the rim and went to Ibaka, who was in perfect position for the putback. Ibaka missed the layup, giving Houston the two-point win.
At least OKC still leads the series 3-1, but they would have liked to finish off the series on Monday.
Here’s a GIF of Ibaka’s reaction to the miss:
Video via Beyond the Buzzer; GIF via SB Nation
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