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Local broadcast schedule announced for first three games of 2013 Western Conference Semifinals

GRIZZLIES LIVE postgame covearage to follow all games locally on SportSouth

Zach Randolph drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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MEMPHIS, May 4, 2013– The Memphis Grizzlies' first three games of the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals with the Oklahoma City Thunder will be televised nationally on ABC, TNT and ESPN, the team announced today.

The Memphis Grizzlies’ schedule for the first three games of the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder is set, with the Grizzlies beginning on the road for Games 1 and 2 at Chesapeake Energy Arena beginning Sunday, May 5 at Noon (all times CT). Game 2 will follow on Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m. The team returns home to Memphis on Saturday, May 11 for Game 3 at 4 p.m. at FedExForum.

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. Coverage tomorrow will begin at 11 p.m. with multiple re-airs prior to Game 2. 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 (Games 1, 2, 6) and Elliot Perry (Games 3, 4, 5, 7). Coverage begins with the pregame show 30 minutes prior to tip-off hosted by Gary Darby.

Coming off 13-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. Grizzlies’ fans can purchase single game tickets for the Western Conference Semifinals (Round 2, Home Games 1 and 2) beginning Monday, May 6 at noon while supplies last. In addition, MVP Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance during a pre-sale event at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 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.

Western Conference Semifinals Schedule for first three games:

Check local satellite, cable and U-Verse channel listings.

Game Date Location Time (CT) Television Radio
Game 1 Sunday, May 5 Oklahoma City 12 p.m. ABC** 92.9FM
Game 2 Tuesday, May 7 Oklahoma City 8:30 p.m. TNT** 92.9FM
Game 3 Saturday, May 11 Memphis 4 p.m. ESPN** 92.9FM
Game 4 Monday, May 13 Memphis 8:30 p.m. TBD** 92.9FM
Game 5* TBD Oklahoma City TBD TBD** 92.9FM
Game 6* TBD Memphis TBD TBD** 92.9FM
Game 7* TBD Oklahoma City TBD TBD** 92.9FM

* if necessary
**GRIZZLIES LIVE post-game coverage to follow all games on SportSouth