Paul George and Kawhi Leonard helped the Los Angeles Clippers regain their lead over Dallas Mavericks. Watch NBA playoffs live.
After Luka Doncic’s buzzer-beating heroics in Game 4 to pull Dallas Mavericks level, the Los Angeles Clippers came back with a dominant 154-111 victory in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead.
Six-time NBA All-Star Paul George led the way for the Clippers with 35 points, three rebounds and two assists while Kawhi Leonard, who led the Toronto Raptors to the title last year, had 32 points, seven rebounds and four assists of his own.
It is turning out to be an engrossing NBA playoff series as Game 6 could potentially be the clincher for the LA Clippers to book their semi-final slot. Watch the match on live-streaming early on Monday morning.
Another Western Conference NBA playoffs series which is set to go the distance is Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder.
After trailing former MVP James Harden’s Rockets 2-0, the Thunders, aided by fine displays from Dennis Schroder, roared back into the series in Game 3 and 4, levelling it up at 2-2.
Los Angeles Lakers meanwhile, are just one step away from the Western Conference semi-finals with a 3-1 series lead over Portland Trail Blazers.
Considering form, Lakers will be favourites to wrap the affair up in Game 5, but the Trail Blazers will look to mount a daring comeback at all costs and extend the series into Game 6 and hopefully further.
Denver Nuggets came back against Utah Jazz in Game 5 with a 117-107 win, and will be looking to ride on that momentum to hopefully level the series.
In the Eastern Conference, Orlando Magic find themselves in a similar position, trailing the Milwaukee Bucks 3-1.
Three other Eastern Conference semi-final slots are already done and dusted with Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat making it through.
*Only select matches will be broadcast in India.
Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks, 1 am Indian Standard Time (IST)
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets, 4 am IST
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers, 6.30 am IST
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors, 10.30 pm IST
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks, 1 am IST
Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz, 6 am IST
Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder, TBD
Select matches of the NBA playoffs are broadcast live in India on the Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the NBA playoffs in India is available on the SonyLiv platform.
The NBA can also be watched on the official website with the subscription-based NBA League Pass.