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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies takes place in the NBA Playoffs Semifinals on Wednesday night in Game 5 of their series. The Thunder are attempting to avoid elimination tonight as the series moves back to Oklahoma. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Grizzlies have done fantastically well, winning two close games at home over the Thunder to take a commanding 3-1 lead as things move back to Oklahoma.
The Thunder now know that no more slip-ups are possible, and they are at a do-or-die point, needing to win all three remaining games to turn the series around.
These two teams have been very closely matched with each one of the four games so far remaining close to right at the end, and there is nothing to suggest tonight will be any different.
The Thunder will be looking to get out of the blocks early, like in Game 4 where they pulled out to a 17 point half time lead. In Memphis, the Grizzlies were able to turn things around in the second half in front of their home fans, however, if the same happens in the first half tonight it's hard to see how the Thunder would allow things to slip so badly again in the second half in front of their Oklahoma fans.
Key man Kevin Durant will be hoping to drive up his game once again; in the first two games of this series he scored 35 and 36 points, however, this has dipped slightly to 25 and 27 points in Games 3 and Game 4 respectively. Durant will again be a core man for the Thunder tonight if they are to claim the win to keep their postseason alive.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies is scheduled to tip off at 9.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.