With the series tied at two games apiece, the winner of the game will have two chances - one at home and one on the road - to clinch the series, and advance to the NBA Finals.
In other words, both teams have their backs against the wall, which makes this game as nerve-wracking as it is exciting and compelling.
What: Western Conference Finals, Game 5, Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets (series tied 2-2)
When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. PT
Radio: ESPN Radio and 95.7 The Game
Options for cable cutters: Sling TV, Hulu TV, YouTube TV (free trials available for all)
There were a lot of questions yesterday about Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, who were both listed as questionable yesterday due to knee injuries. The news today is hot and cold: Iguodala will miss his second consecutive game, while Thompson will be staying in the lineup.
Injury update for tonight's Game 5 at Houston: Klay Thompson (left knee strain) is available to play. Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) is out.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 24, 2018
It’s time, Dub Nation.
Here. We. Go.