The matchup between the Mavericks and Clippers has, essentially, turned into a best-of-three series after the two sides split their first four playoff games.
After a historic performance in Game 4, the Mavericks will need for Luka Doncic to keep his impressive run in Orlando going as Kristaps Porzingis (knee) has been ruled out of this matchup after missing Sunday’s thrilling overtime win as well. Fortunately for Dallas, Doncic has been up to the task to this point as he is averaging 31.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG and 9.8 APG in this series while shooting 51.8 percent from the field.
As for the Clippers, they need to figure out a way to get Paul George going on the offensive end of the floor as he has struggled mightily in this series. When you take into consideration how in NBA history when a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, the Game 5 winner has gone on to win the series 82.2% of the time, Los Angeles cannot afford another dud from George. Follow below for all the real-time updates and analysis throughout the Clippers-Mavericks game.