VOL. 132 | NO. 162 | Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Don Wade Updated 4:07PM
The Grizzlies’ 2017-2018 schedule is highlighted by the return of the MLK Game on MLK Day (imagine that) and the one and only visit from the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors before Halloween.
Last season, the Grizzlies played the holiday game the night before MLK Day. But NBA commissioner Adam Silver and schedule-makers gave Memphis a 4:30 p.m. home game on Jan. 15 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on national television (TNT) this season.
The regular season for Memphis opens at FedExForum on Wednesday, Oct. 18 vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors, with Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, then play here on Saturday, Oct. 21.
The Grizzlies start the season with six of the first eight games at home. The season ends with five of seven games on the road.
Grizzlies guard Tony Allen leaps to swing at the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in Memphis’ Oct. 28, 2015, season opener at FedExForum. (AP File Photo)