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Western Conference Semifinals tip off Sunday

Official Watch Party to take place at FedExForum, 11:30am.

MEMPHIS, May 4, 2013 – The NBA has announced that Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals Playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder will tip-off at Noon CT on Sunday, May 5. The contest will be televised nationally and locally on ABC and can be heard locally on 92.9 ESPN Radio. (check for channel listings).

Grizzlies’ fans of all ages are invited to join the Claw Crew, Grizz and the Grizz Girls at the official watch party at FedExForum. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the Noon tip-off time. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at concessions. Fans will be able to sit in the seats at FedExForum and watch on Grizz Vision for a game-watching experience like none other. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Grizzlies inflatables, face painters and balloon artists. Free parking will be available for all Grizzlies MVP Season Ticket Holders in the Toyota Parking Garage. Check for updates and details on the next watch party and Game 2.

Fans can load up on a new stock of Playoff gear available at the Grizzlies Den Team Store, which will be open throughout the Watch Party. The Grizzlies Den is also open during the extended playoff hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Fans are also encouraged to join in and support Grizz Nation through the “Believe Memphis” contest presented by Gold Strike Casino Resort. As part of the “Believe Memphis” photo contest, fans can present their best Beale Street Blue and Grizzlies Gold attire by submitting photos on to share with all Grizzlies fans. Memphis-area fans who share photos will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to a Grizzlies home playoff game. Photos can be submitted at, on the Grizzlies Facebook page via the “Believe Memphis” tab or on Twitter or Instagram by posting a photo with the hashtag, #BelieveMemphis.

Grizzlies’ fans are encouraged to guarantee their playoff tickets by purchasing 2013-14 Season Tickets. Season Tickets start at just $5 per game. 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.