Originally Published: May 25, 2011 8:1 AM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff
DALLAS—Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals is set for Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Oklahoma Sports is in Dallas to bring you the latest on his pivotal game.
Monday the Mavericks mounted a 15 point comeback to beat the Thunder 112-105 and take the 3-1 series lead.
If the Thunder wants to continue on, they must win Wednesday or their season is over.
Oklahoma Sports caught up with players and coaches on both teams as they prepare for Game five anddiscussed all aspectd of the game from prime time performers to what they specifically have to do to getthe win.
“Experience can be a positive factor, but it’s never going to be a guarantee. I know that they’re going to come in here (Wednesday) and come at us hard as they have every game, and we’ll have to play our best game to close them out,” said Dallas head coach RickCarlise.
He credits Dallas’ defense in the last five minutes of the game for being the extra push they needed to get the win.
“This is a different team in a different time. (Monday) night was great, but it’s over,” said Carlise.
Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas.