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Western Conference Semifinal Game 5 start time announced

MEMPHIS, May 9, 2013 – 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, the team announced today.

The Budweiser Playoff Watch Parties will take place at Central BBQ (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. Check your local listings and 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 or For more information on the Memphis Grizzlies, please visit, ‘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 for channel listings):


Game Information


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