NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 5: Clippers Vs. Mavericks

Published August 25, 2020 by Sol FH

NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 5: Clippers Vs. Mavericks

The Clippers and the Mavericks are going at it again tonight and the winner will get that much closer to the next round. Live at 2:00 GMT.

It has been an action-packed series between the Clippers and the Mavericks so far, and with things all tied up at two games apiece, things are only going to get better. Games between these have been close, so much so that the Mavericks won by a basket in overtime of Game 4 to level the series. 

Luka Doncic scored a step-away buzzer-beating three-pointer last night to win the game in OT. He has risen to the occasion and continues to be the dominant force for the Mavs. At 21-years-old, Doncic is playing at the level of an MVP. He scored a jaw-dropping 43-points, had 17-rebounds, and 13-assists in Game 4 and proved that he can also be counted on in the clutch. 

Lest we forget that he also sprained his ankle in Game 3 and was questionable for the game. Even more still, all this without co-star Kristaps Porzingis.

The Clippers had absolutely no answer for the young Slovenian, as he went wherever he wanted to on the court and was able to score and make plays. Not to take anything away from the historic Doncic performance. 

Tonight, the Clippers are still the favorites to win. They have played excellent ball in this round of the playoffs and they continue to be a dominant force, led by Kawhi Leonard. Leonard left the Raptors, who swept the Nets after a 150-point Game 4 performance. It would be interesting to know if he is second-guessing his decision?

NBA Playoffs Odds

Game 5 will have everything you'd want in a playoff game. Doncic is on fire and you cannot count the Mavericks out just yet. bet365 Sports likes the Clippers' chances and posted at 1.33 on the Money Line to the Mavs' 3.40. This is an excellent opportunity to bet on the underdog and take home potential lucrative cash. 

The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of its writing, August 25 at 16:00 GMT.

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