Grizzlies set to open season at home against Knicks

Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 6:45 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Basketball season is here and the Memphis Grizzlies are back.

The team opens their season Wednesday night against the New York Knicks at FedExForum.

Grizz officials say there are just a couple hundred tickets left for sale with lower level and pinnacle level seats being completely sold out.

The party will be both inside and outside.

“We got Kirk Whalum doing the national anthem, then we got NLE Choppa,” Grizzlies Hype Man B.L.J. said. “It’s going to be epic. Project Pat, Big Boogie, then at 5:00, guess what’s happening? A plaza party!”

The team will be without star forward Jaren Jackson, Jr., who is still recovering from an offseason foot surgery. They will also be without Ziaire Williams, who has been ruled out, and likely without Dillon Brooks, who is doubtful.

The team returns most of the squad from last year’s 56-26 team which won the Southwest Division for the first time in franchise history and advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to eventual NBA Champion Golden State.

“We had a good year last year,” Desmond Bane said. “We got a lot of the same guys back, added a few new pieces who really complement the team well so we’re excited you know to get this journey started.”

“I was excited when training camp started pretty much,” Ja Morant said. “As far as you know, I fell like nothing has changed for me. Same mindset, same goal. Everything matters now so gotta go out and be ready.”

The game tips off at 6:30 p.m.

If you can’t make it to the Grind House, the game will be featured on ESPN, one of the Grizzlies’ franchise-most 18 nationally-televised games.

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