The Houston Rockets host the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 of their Western Conference series on Wednesday night, and they will need to show up in a big way in order to avoid being eliminated from the postseason and watching the Blazers clinch the series on the Rockets home court.
For Houston, it will be all about the focus and making sure that they don’t overwhelm themselves with pressure.
“You focus just on the one game (Wednesday) and shift the game back to Portland (and) there will be tremendous pressure on the Portland team,” Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon told the team, via ESPN.com. “You have no choice right now. You’ve got to focus.”
We will have to wait and see if the Rockets took that advice to heart.
How can you tune in to Wednesday night’s Game 5 match up between the Trail Blazers and Rockets? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in to the action from the opening tip-off:
Date: Wednesday, April 30
Start Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: Houston, Texas
Venue: Toyota Center
TV Info: TNT
Live Stream: TNT Overtime
Series Record: Trail Blazers lead, 3-1
Game 5 at HOU: Wednesday, April 30, 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 6 at POR: Friday, May 2, TBD *
Game 7 at HOU: Sunday, May 4, TBD
NBA Playoff Bracket:
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