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Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles.
When: Wednesday April 30, 03:30 BST
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With the controversy continuing off the court, the Los Angeles Clippers will look to put the distractions behind them in order to level the series with the Golden State Warriors.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is expected to announce the punishment for Clippers owner Donald Sterling after an audio recording was leaked of him making racist comments.
The announcement will come just hours before the game, and so coach Doc Rivers will be keen to ensure his players remain focused on the task in hand as the league rallies around them.
Rivers cancelled practice on Monday, a day after the 118-97 loss to Golden State in Game 4 which levelled the series at 2-2, as he wanted to give the players “a chance to breathe” after being drowned in the news over the past few days.
Whether or not that will help remains to be seen, but the Clippers are undoubtedly no longer the favourites to progress from this series as the Warriors sympathise with their situation, but will want to take advantage and continue their own journey.
Warriors coach Mark Jackson has suggested that the Clippers fans should boycott the game, and while Rivers didn’t share that idea with his opposite number, he did concede that it is also a difficult situation for the fans.
Nevertheless, he wants them to come to the game and cheer on the players and team regardless of the anger towards the owner, and if they are to turn things around then Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in particular will need to stand up and be the real leaders on the floor.
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry will look to pick up from where he left off in Game 4, as the Warriors will look to take control of this series heading back to San Francisco for Game 6.