Do or die time. The Dallas Mavericks are facing elimination if they can’t pull off a win against a dominating Oklahoma City Thunder team. Catch all the basketball action, April 25th at 8pm EST, from Chesapeake Energy Arena online here!
The Mavericks have their backs up against a wall. The Dallas team is tired, injured and about to be on vacation if they can’t find away to upset a talented Thunder squad. The Thunder are 14-point favorites in this game and are likely to win by much more. Watch this epic showdown live online here!
The Thunder have three huge wins in this series and are looking for a fourth to end this series. If the Thunder can win this home game 5, they will move on to the second round of NBA playoffs where the San Antonio Spurs are waiting. The Spurs swept through the out-manned Memphis Grizzlies in four games. But before the Thunder pack their bags for San Antonio, they must first dispatch another Texas team, the Mavericks.
The Mavericks have been facing a very physical Thunder team. Elbows have been flying at players and words have been yelled at fans in this heated series. Thunder small forward Kevin Durant, 27, was ejected late in game 4 after throwing an elbow and Russell Westbrook, 27, took time away from his double-double to yell at some court-side Dallas fans. These guys can be funny, but on the court, it’s all business.
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Tempo will be key for Dallas if they expect to get a win. Their only win in this series came when they held the Thunder’s high-powered offense to under 90 points. That may be impossible to do again as the Thunder’s other three wins have come to a total 78 point margin. The Thunder have figured out how to get around the double-teaming and traps the Mavs will likely try to run again in game 5. The home crowd can expect to enjoy another huge blow-out Thunder win.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Will the Thunder strike again in Oklahoma or do the Mavericks have a shot at a huge upset? Let us know who you got in this epic game 5 showdown!