Birthday Boy and Houston Rockets’ James Harden is pumped up for another clash with his former team, OKC Thunder on Game 5 of Western Conference quarter-finals. The season leader in total points is looking for a memorable 31st birthday with a win over OKC Thunder. The win over OKC will give Rockets an advantage when they meet again in Game 6 on August 28.
Even with the confidence, it won’t be easy to defeat Chris Paul and company, as the momentum is currently by their side. After losing, first two games, OKC made an impressive comeback in the third and fourth games. Meanwhile, Billy Donovan’s team are looking to get a win before Russell Westbrook returns in Rockets’ squad.
Tip-off is scheduled at 6.30 p.m. ET in Orlando (August 27, 4 AM IST)
Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder have been the reason behind OKC’s impressive run in this season campaign. Both players have shared limited time in the court together, but when they are together, the team looked hard to defeat. With Westbrook’s absence, Houston has suffered in the offensive department. The series is currently hanging on a balance and OKC has been in shape in recent matches, with advantage on their side.
Conference Quarter-finals: Rockets (1) v Thunder (8) [Series Tied 2-2]
- Game 1: Rockets 123-108 Thunder
- Game 2: Rockets 111-98 Thunder
- Game 3: Thunder 119-107 Rockets (OT)
- Game 4: Thunder 117-114 Rockets
- Game 5: Thunder vs Rockets | 6:30 p.m. ET Aug. 26
- Game 6: 28/08/2020
- Game 7: 30/08/2020
NBA Livestream: How to watch NBA Playoffs Online?
As most of the match the game can be live-streamed on NBA official app, and ESPN +.
Sony LIV’s website and mobile app do the NBA Live Stream in India. FanCode also live streams various NBA Playoffs matches in India.
TV Schedule: Watch NBA on TV?
NBA Playoffs Game 5 is broadcasted live on TNT and CBS Sports. The match between Rockets and Thunder will also air on ESPN and NBA TV.
Other NBA Playoffs Game 5:
Denver Nuggets 117-107 Utah Jazz
LA Clippers 154-111 Dallas Mavericks
Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic @1.30 IST
Houston Rockets – Oklahoma Thunders @ 4.00 IST
Portland Trailblazers – LA Lakers @ 6.30 IST