The Billy Donovan led OKC Thunder will make their debut at FedexForum tonight as the Memphis Grizzlies host another riveting preseason game. It'll be the Grizzlies first weekend game of the preseason so hopefully there's a lively crowd inhabiting the Grindhouse tonight. At the least, we'll have some energy injected from the Kings of the Court!
Who: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
When: 7:00 PM Central
Where: FedexForum in Memphis, TN
Where to watch: Ehh.. not sure there's a visual option tonight. But you can listen locally on 92.9 ESPN.
Opposition's blog: Welcome to Loud City
What's going down
From our own Joe Mullinax:
The Grizzlies welcome the Thunder to FedExForum tonight in a battle of preseason unbeatens. While that means literally nothing, it is always interesting when these two teams get together. I am personally looking for how Memphis' new pieces, Brandan Wright in particular, play against the Thunder. Wright brings a different wrinkle to the Grizzlies' offense that teams like the major competition out West like the Thunder haven't had to defend before. His athleticism and ability in the pick-and-roll and at the rim could create issues for OKC's bench bigs. Continued aggression from Courtney Lee to find and take his shot as well as Jeff Green's usage with both the starters and bench players are other areas to keep an eye on.
Wins and losses are not the focus here. How the guys play, and who they play with according to the rotations of Head Coach Dave Joerger, should be where your attention is tonight and throughout the rest of the preseason.
Plus then... there's this: (!!!)
If you're craving a heavy dose of Russdiculous looks like tonight is your night.— Chris Herrington (@HerringtonNBA) October 16, 2015
And btw you can still get into the game tonight for not a ton of money: