This one should be a dogfight. The Memphis Grizzlies are the team that no one in the West wanted to face in the first round, and the team that eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs last season. This time will be different, though, as Russell Westbrook will be in the lineup for the Thunder. The Grizzlies have had an incredible run just to qualify to the playoffs after a slow start, and now the question is how far they can go.
Below is the full schedule, all times ET. When a time or television station isn't listed, it is TBD.
Game 1: Saturday, April 19, @ Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Monday, April 21, @ Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Thursday, April 24, @ Memphis, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 4: Saturday, April 26, @ Memphis, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 5*: Tuesday, April 29, @ Oklahoma City
Game 6*: Thursday, May 1, @ Memphis
Game 7*: Saturday, May 3, @ Oklahoma City, TNT