Lakers Vs. Thunder: Serge Ibaka Denies Pau Gasol Inside

The Los Angeles Lakers face elimination in game five of their series versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, and if they hope to avoid that fate they need to see a huge effort inside from Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. They also need to avoid things like the .gif behind the jump:

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Serge Ibaka is having quite a night; a minute after that block he caught his own offensive rebound and put it back with a slam. The Lakers are currently trailing 26-21 at the end of the first quarter. The game is turning into the kind of fight befitting an elimination game. Through the first twelve minutes, Kobe Bryant, and Andrew Bynum have two fouls each, and Jordan Hill has three. Serge Ibaka has picked up two as well, pursuing plays like the above .gif.

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