MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The NBA has announced the Memphis Grizzlies will tip-off their 2018-19 regular season schedule on the road against the Indiana Pacers at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Grizzlies then will host the Atlanta Hawks in the team’s home opener 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies will hold their 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game as the team hosts Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at FedExForum. The game will be broadcast regionally on FOX Sports Southeast, televised nationally on TNT, streamed on the FOX Sports app and carried on the Grizzlies’ flagship station, 92.9 FM ESPN Radio. The complete Grizzlies regional television schedule on FOX Sports Southeast and full details regarding the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game will be released at a later date.
Fans are encouraged to guarantee their seats to all of the best matchups from the home opener to the regular season finale April 10 against the Golden State Warriors with 2018-19 Season Tickets available at all levels, starting at only $9 per game. For a limited time, first-time MVP Season Ticket Members who purchase a pair of Courtside, Plaza I, II, III or Pinnacle Level seats for the 2018-19 season will receive their choice of a new Mike Conley or Marc Gasol Nike swingman jersey. Those who wish to purchase Season Tickets may do so by calling 901-888-HOOP.
The Grizzlies will play 10 games at FedExForum and 10 games away from home in their first 20 contests through the end of November. The team will host the following teams in their visits to Memphis this season: the Phoenix Suns Oct. 27; the Washington Wizards Oct. 30; the Philadelphia 76ers Nov. 10; the New York Knicks Nov. 25; and the Toronto Raptors Nov. 27.
FedExForum will host some of the NBA’s premier rookie matchups this season during November, as the Grizzlies take on the Sacramento Kings Nov. 16 and the Dallas Mavericks Nov. 19.
Marquee matchups will continue at FedExForum throughout December with a trio of Saturday home contests against the Los Angeles Lakers Dec. 8, the Houston Rockets Dec. 15 and the Boston Celtics Dec. 29.
As the calendar flips to 2019, the Grizzlies will host the San Antonio Spurs Jan. 9, the Milwaukee Bucks Jan. 16 and the New Orleans Pelicans Jan. 21. The Grizzlies’ MLK Jr. Day matchup with the Pelicans will tip-off a five-game home stand (Jan. 21-28).
In addition, the Los Angeles Lakers play the Grizzlies Feb. 25, Houston Rockets take the Grizzlies on March 20, the Oklahoma City Thunder March 25, and the Golden State Warriors March 27.
Memphis will play 18 of its 41 home games on the weekend (seven on Friday, eight on Saturday and three on Sunday) and will play 13 back-to-back sets (11 home games, 15 road games) with two instances where both games will be played at home (Dec. 14-15, Jan. 25-26) and four instances where both games will be played on the road (Nov. 4-5, Jan. 18-19, March 2-3, March 30-31). The team played in 16 back-to-backs last season and 17 back-to-backs in each of the previous two seasons. In addition, the Grizzlies will play 59 games (29 home, 30 road) before the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and will play 23 games after the All-Star Break.
The Grizzlies’ longest road trips of the season will run for four games apiece (Dec. 17-23 and March 30-April 5). The team, which will play five of its final seven games on the road, will travel an overall total distance of 46,695 miles this season.
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