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After missing the first four games, Russell Westbrook makes his return in a pivotal Game 5 match against the Oklahoma City Thunder — series tied at 2-2.  

Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, August 29, 2020, 5:30 p.m. CDT

Location: The Arena, Orlando, FL

TV: TNT, AT&T SportsNet

Radio: SportsTalk790

Online: Rockets App

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Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Robert Covington, P.J. Tucker

Thunder: Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams


After dropping the past two games, the Houston Rockets will attempt to go up 3-2 in a pivotal Game 5 match against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In their last game, James Harden fell two rebounds shy of a triple-double with 32 points, 15 assists and eight boards in the loss.

In a Game 4 victory, Oklahoma received a tremendous boost from Dennis Schroder with 30 points in 31 minutes. The Thunder’s three-point guard lineup of Schroder, Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has averaged 76.0 points over the past two games.

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