By Ben Golliver
May 26, 2014
Serge Ibaka's mere presence on the court altered San Antonio's gameplan on both ends.
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"That's everything you want your teammate to embody," Durant said. "A guy who gives himself up for the team, gives his body for the team. No matter how this game would have gone tonight, I gained so much more respect for Serge for laying it all on the line for us, putting his body out there and sacrificing his health for the betterment of the team ... That's something you want to have besides you every single day."

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