A star Grizzlies player is doing his part to make sure the Grindhouse is packed Thursday night for game 3 of their playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.
Mike Conley spent Wednesday afternoon giving away 500 tickets for game 3 that he bought himself.
Grizz Nation lined up for several hours outside of FedExForum in hopes of getting some of those tickets.
Despite already losing two games to San Antonio, fans we spoke with were excited for the Grizzlies’ first home game of the playoffs.
They say coach David Fizdale’s rant after game 2 has really energized the fan base.
“I think [that rant]’s going to push us over today,” says Grizzlies fan Lawrence Benymoe. “It’s going to make us win and tie this thing up.”
“Better than the super bowl. Guaranteed,” says Grizzlies fan Kameron Sims talking about the atmosphere at the ticket giveaway. “So much energy out here right now. Look at it. We’re ready. We’re ready.”
Game 3 against San Antonio will take place Thursday night at FedExForum. Game 4 happens Saturday.