clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rockets vs. Warriors, 2015 NBA playoffs: Time, TV schedule and live stream for Game 5

Can Houston extend the series again?

The Golden State Warriors look to put away the Western Conference Finals series against the Houston Rockets as the teams meet for Game 5 on Wednesday night. Golden State leads the series, 3-1, and will try to end things quickly after the Cleveland Cavaliers earned their place in the NBA Finals with a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks.

The Warriors appeared to be on their way to a sweep of their own before the Rockets finally came to life in a 128-115 Game 4 win to extend the series. James Harden went off for 45 points on 13-of-22 shooting in the game, looking like the superstar who challenged Stephen Curry for the MVP award throughout the season.

No team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, however, and there are few places as challenging to win in as Oracle Arena. The Warriors had no trouble winning their first two games there to start the series, and will look to ride a raucous crowd into the Finals on Wednesday night.

And, yes, expect the fans to go absolutely nuts if Golden State wins. The Warriors haven't been to the Finals since the franchise won the title in 1975, and would be favored even against LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Given that Warriors fans are known for their passion in all situations, the celebration of a trip to the Finals would be huge.

How to watch

Location: Oracle Arena

Time: 9 p.m. ET


Online: WatchESPN