The tip-off time for Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Western Conference Semifinals match-up between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder has been set for 8:30 p.m. (CT) at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Budweiser Playoff Watch Parties will take place at Central BBQ Downtown (147 E. Butler Ave. Memphis 38103), Ubee's (521 S. Highland Memphis 38117), TJ Mulligan's (2821 N. Houston Levee Rd. Cordova 38016) and Mellow Mushroom (3075 Village Shops Dr. Germantown 38138). The parties will begin at 8 p.m. in anticipation of the Grizzlies' 8:30 p.m. tip-off.
New this season, Grizzlies' fans looking for local coverage can tune into SportSouth after each Western Conference Semifinal game for GRIZZLIES LIVE, presented by Chuck Hutton Toyota. GRIZZLIES LIVE will feature post-game analysis and recaps from play-by-play announcer Pete Pranica, analysts Brevin Knight and Sean Tuohy from FedExForum and in-depth behind the scenes coverage from sideline reporter Rob Fischer who will be on location in Oklahoma City and Memphis. Check your local listings and grizzlies.com for future shows, times and channel locations.
All Grizzlies Western Conference Semifinal games will be carried live on 92.9 FM ESPN Radio and will feature play-by-play announcer Eric Hasseltine and analysts Hank McDowell (Game 5) and Elliot Perry (Games 3, 4, 6, 7). Coverage begins with the pregame show 30 minutes prior to tip-off hosted by Gary Darby.
Coming off 14-straight home playoff game sellouts, Grizzlies' fans are encouraged to guarantee their playoff tickets by purchasing 2013-14 Season Tickets. Season Tickets start at just $5 per game. Single game tickets for the Western Conference Semifinals are currently on sale. Game 3 is sold out and limited tickets remain for Game 4 (Round 2, Home Games 1 and 2). Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-800-4-NBA-TIX, by visiting the FedExForum Box Office or online at grizzlies.com or ticketmaster.com. For more information on the Memphis Grizzlies, please visit grizzlies.com, 'like' Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz). The 2013 Memphis Grizzlies Playoffs are presented by Memphis Toyota Dealers, First Tennessee Bank and Sonic Drive-Ins.
Below is the Grizzlies' local broadcast schedule for the remaining games of the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals (check Grizzlies.com for channel listings):
Game Date Location Time (CT) Television Radio
Game 3 Saturday, May 11 Memphis 4 p.m. ESPN** 92.9FM
Game 4 Monday, May 13 Memphis 8:30 p.m. TNT** 92.9FM
Game 5 Wednesday, May 15 Oklahoma City 8:30 p.m. TNT** 92.9FM
Game 6* Friday, May 17 Memphis TBD TBD** 92.9FM
Game 7* Sunday, May 19 Oklahoma City TBD TBD** 92.9FM
* if necessary
**GRIZZLIES LIVE post-game coverage to follow all games on SportSouth