Tonight is Game 5 in the Round 2 series of OKC Thunder vs. LA Clippers. The game will air on live TV from Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Arena, according to a May 12 Los Angeles Times report. The series is tied 2-2 after a late rally in Game 4 stunned OKC on Mother's Day. Tonight's game is available both on TV and via live stream video.
Tonight's Game 5 is huge for both the Thunder and the Clippers. Both teams will fight hard to win this battle in OKC. Without the late Game 4 rally and win, the Clippers would have been down 3-1, which would have made the series much more unlikely for them to win. However, they have to be thrilled to head into tonight's game with the series tied. It really could be either team's to win.
Will Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook be able to lead Oklahoma City to a victory and a series lead tonight in front of the home crowd? Or, will it be Blake Griffin and Chris Paul who lead their team to victory. Both duos are excellent on the hardwood, and they have all had good games during this season.
If the Thunder's Serge Ibaka continues being the major Thunder asset he has been all series, then Oklahoma City has an excellent shot as long as Durant and Westbrook continue with their super stats. Plus, the Thunder has a strong bench that is coming along during the 2014 Playoffs too.
It seems likely that whichever team wins tonight's game will go on to win the series. Of course, OKC could face another 7 game series in Round 2 too. Tune into TNT tonight at 9:30 EDT to catch OKC vs. LAC on TV. If you cannot watch on TV, you can get a live stream video via the Thunder app.