Despite outscoring their opponents 386-380 over the first four games of their first round series, the Memphis Grizzlies trail the Los Angeles Clippers 3-1.
Two of the games in the series have been decided by one point, and game four went into overtime, in what has been the closest series in the West, despite the 3-1 advantage for Los Angeles.
Memphis will have home advantage tonight in game five and they will need to figure out how to slow down Chris Paul who is averaging 23.5 points and 8.8 assists per game in the series.
Paul was the key factor in getting a 3-1 lead in game four in Los Angeles. He had eight of his 27 points in overtime. The total more than half of the points scored in overtime by the Clippers.
Memphis will have to unlock Paul's puzzle as well as get more balanced scoring throughout their lineup if they want to keep this series alive and have a chance to advance in the Western Conference playoffs.
Where to watch: The game can be viewed online at http://nbaliveonline.com/streaming/. It will also be broadcast nationally on TNT at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Prediction: Memphis has possibly been the better team over the course of the series and it will finally show through when they have their back against the wall. Look for them to get past the Clippers in a close game.
Predicted Score: Memphis over Los Angeles 97-93