Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 5 will begin today at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The No. 7 seed Grizzlies will be visiting the No.2 seed Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Information on how to watch the Grizzlies vs. Thunder Game 5 live stream free online can be found below.
The Grizzlies beat the Thunder in Game 3, leading the series 2-1. And the Thunders' players are saying that they will start passing the ball more. Up until now, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were the primary ones taking the shots, but were not making them. If they continue this trend, they may face playoff elimination in the opening round for the first time since 2010.
The Thunder found a way to put a stop to Memphis forward Zach Randolph who usually overpower his opponents with aggressive play - Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins and Serge have limited Randolph, 6-foot-9, 260-pound forward, to just 36 percent shooting percentage in the playoffs.
"They're doing an amazing job," Thunder guard Russell Westbrook said, the NBA.com reported. "I don't think they're getting the credit they deserve. I think a lot of attention is on Kevin (Durant) and myself, but I think they're doing a great job of defending those bigs, which is tough to do."
This year, Durant, who has been playing at par to Heat's LeBron James, will try again to lead his team to the NBA Championship. He has been shooting 50.3 percent overall, 39.1 percent from three-point range and 87.3 from the free-throw line. He is poised to earn his first MVP award. In the four games against Memphis, Durant averaged 30.7 points in four games (three of them victories).
The Grizzlies feature veteran players such as center Marc Gasol, Mike Miller and Zach Randolph. They will pit Mike Conley against Westbrook. Conley is one of the league's better point guards.
The initial speculation is that the Grizzlies will push Thunder hard, but the Thunder's star players have met the public's expectations to stand the pressure and perform.