Oklahoma City last-second putback fails to beat the buzzer as Grizzlies escape

Time proved the best defender on Ibaka's shot that would have won the game for the Thunder.

In just another drama-filled chapter of the Grizzlies and Thunder's first round series, the Thunder nearly got more last-second magic, but Serge Ibaka's putback attempt could not beat the buzzer.

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Kevin Durant took the three with about two seconds remaining out of the inbounds, but it bounced off the rim and backboard. Ibaka grabbed the rebound and immediately went back up with it, laying it in as the horn sounded. The players piled on Ibaka thinking they had just completed an incredible comeback that started in the third quarter. However, the officials' initial ruling stood after review, and Memphis now returns home with a chance to win the series.

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