Grizzlies Release Regular Season Schedule

Grizzlies Release Regular Season Schedule

Memphis starts season against San Antonio.
Memphis, Tenn. – Coming off the deepest postseason run in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies will tip-off their 13th season in Memphis (19th overall) on the road against their 2013 Western Conference Finals opponent, the San Antonio Spurs, on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center.  Following the season opener with the Spurs, the Grizzlies will begin their home slate by hosting the Detroit Pistons on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at FedExForum.

Memphis will be featured on national television 13 times this season (five on ESPN, one on TNT, seven on NBA TV), including the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Game against Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on NBA TV on Monday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at FedExForum.  Other nationally-televised home games include another conference finals rematch with San Antonio on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. and a tilt with LeBron James and the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., both games on ESPN.

The Grizzlies will play 18 of 30 games before the end of the calendar year at FedExForum, including a season-long six-game home stand from Nov. 30-Dec. 11, the team’s longest home stretch since March 2006.  The six-game stand at FedExForum includes a meeting with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and the reloaded Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.  Postseason rivalries also will be rekindled against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. 

Memphis will play 10 home games in the month of December, tying the club’s most home contests in a single month since moving to the Bluff City in 2001 (also played 10 at home in January 2007).  The Grizzlies will wrap up the calendar year by hosting Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. at FedExForum.

San Antonio will make its second visit to Memphis on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m., while Oklahoma City will return to FedExForum one week later on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.  Memphis’ first four home games following the 2014 All-Star Break include tilts against Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and Kyrie Irving, 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m.

FedExForum will host several other marquee matchups throughout the season, including two games apiece against Southwest Division rivals, the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.  James Harden, Dwight Howard and the Rockets will come to town on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., while Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks will take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the regular season finale.

Overall, Memphis will play 18 of its 41 home games on the weekend (seven on Friday, nine on Saturday and two on Sunday) and have 18 back-to-back sets during the season.  Identical to last season, 11 of the Grizzlies’ 17 games in the month of March will come on the road.

Including a season-long five-game road trip from March 26-April 2, Memphis will play 17 of its final 30 games on the road following the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be played Sunday, Feb. 16 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans.

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