Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum sat on the Lakers bench deep in conversation after the final buzzer sounded.

Even as their teammates left the court and the streamers fell from rafters and the dancing girls took over the hardwood, the Laker big men stayed on the bench. They pointed at different spots on the court. They leaned in to hear each other. It was an intense discussion.

A good three or four minutes went by before they finally left the bench and headed to the locker room.

Rarely do you see that kind of thing.

Then again, rarely does a team get beat quite like this in the playoffs.