Wednesday, May 1, at 8:30 p.m.
The OKC Thunder goes into Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets on home court at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. Once more without Russell Westbrook, who injured his knee in a victorious Game 2, the Thunder brings the play back to the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. The sports pundits are predicting a win for Kevin Durant and the Thunder on the odds that James Harden and the Rockets won’t be able to surmount the reigning Western Conference champs in their hometown. Spectators, however, should expect another close game as the Thunder attempts to wrap up the first round and move on to the next competitor – either the L.A. Clippers or Memphis. Keep up with the action on TNT (Tulsa's Cox cable channel 29, Direct TV channel 245, Dish Network channel 138). If the Rockets manage a second win, however, look for a sixth game on Friday, May 3. And if Houston can take even further, the tiebreaker is scheduled for Sunday, May 5. Look for ticket information and more at www.nba.com/thunder.