Anthony Edwards says he will "do everything" to try and help Minnesota Timberwolves level their first round series when they entertain Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
Minnesota are 20/21 to win in the Money Line and the Grizzlies can be backed at 20/23, with Memphis holding a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series after a narrow 111-109 win in the last meeting.
Edwards has starred for the Timberwolves this season and has raised his game further in the post-season, but he shouldered the blame for the damaging Game 5 defeat.
The second-year guard tried to steal an in-bound pass during the closing seconds with the game tied, but he inadvertently gave Memphis star Ja Morant a free run to the rim for the game-winning play.
The 20-year-old admitted he feels the loss in Game 5 was his fault, but stressed that doesn't bother him "at all" as on Friday he has a chance to set the record straight when Minnesota bid to take what has been a fascinating series to a decider.
"I'm looking forward to Friday because all the pressure is on, know what I'm sayin'? It's time to show up," said Edwards, via Park Rapids Enterprise.
He added: "I'll do everything I can to try and leave the game saying, 'I gave it my all to try and win'."
Minnesota have no fresh injury concerns going into Friday's game but Memphis will be without center Steve Adams game as he has been placed in health and safety protocols.
Adams started the first two games of the series but lost his place to Kyle Anderson for Game 3, with Xavier Tillman Sr. then starting in the fourth and fifth games.