The Lakers take on the Thunder at 9:30 p.m. ET.
The Lakers take on the Thunder at 9:30 p.m. ET. REUTERS

The Lakers look to avoid playing their last game of the season as they head to Oklahoma City for Game 5 of their Western Conference Seminal series with the Thunder.

The Thunder have a 3-1 lead after splitting two games in Los Angeles over the weekend. If they win, they'll play the San Antonio Spurs in the Conference Finals.

Game 5 begins at 9:30 p.m. ET in Oklahoma City. You can watch the live broadcast on TNT. If you can't get to a television, you can watch the live stream online here.

Besides the first game, this series has been highly contested. Games 2-4 have all been decided by three or less points.

OKC is a heavy favorite heading back home to the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Lakers are eight-point underdogs at most Las Vegas sportsbooks.

The Thunder are expected to win for good reason. They've lost just one game in Oklahoma City in almost six weeks.

The Lakers will need Kobe Bryant to be more efficient from the field if they want to bring the series back to L.A. Bryant has averaged 28.5 points per game against OKC, but has shot less than 39 percent from the field.

Kevin Durant has outplayed Bryant in the first four games. He's averaged a point less than Kobe, but has shot 15 percent better from the field. He also hit the game-winner at the end of Game 4.