Tonight, we will be seeing the Houston Rockets take on the Oklahoma City Thunder with the former entering the Game 5 with a 3-1 lead.
The match is a crucial one for the OCK because they are already 3-1 down and they need to win if they want to return home for Game 6. While the Rockets may have everything going for the m, it can it be said for certain if they are going to win today’s fixture.
The reason behind us not being too optimistic for Rockets is that they are the only team that currently hold a 3-1 lead. If we look at the statistics, three times in the last two years a team has blown a 3-1 lead. The Rockets themselves managed to come back against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors managed to erase their deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder before having the same lead erased against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians blew a 3-1 lead in the World Series.
Oklahoma City Thunder should play to their maximum capabilities as they have nothing to lose. The lack of fourth quarter execution has been the weak point of OKC and that’s something that the team can work on and change their fate in Game 5. OKC have been minute away from even series, yet here they are a juncture where they have nothing but an uphill task and rather than looking ahead, they have to opt for a one-game approach.