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The Thunder’s Second-Round Schedule Possibilities

by Darnell Mayberry Published: April 29, 2011

The NBA has announced both potential schedules for the Thunder’s second-round series against Memphis or San Antonio.

If the Grizzlies win tonight, Game 1 will be played Sunday at noon inside Oklahoma City Arena. If the Spurs win tonight to force Game 7 in that series, Game 1 of the Thunder’s second-round series will be played Tuesday. If the Spurs and Grizzlies go to seven games, the only question is whether the Thunder will face Memphis or San Antonio and host the first game in a series with the Grizzlies or be on the road for the first two games in a series with the Spurs.

Thus, the Thunder’s entire second-round schedule will be become a certainty at the earliest tonight, or at the latest on Sunday afternoon. While we wait for the Grizzlies and Spurs to settle their series, potentially in tonight’s Game 6, here are the two scenarios that the Thunder currently face. Again, these dates and times are set in stone. The opponent is all that’s up in the air.

1.  If game 7 is not necessary in the San Antonio-Memphis series
Game 1 – Sun  May 1    Memphis at Oklahoma City    12 p.m.        ABC
Game 2 – Tue  May 3    Memphis at Oklahoma City    8:30 p.m.   TNT
Game 3 – Sat  May 7    Oklahoma City at Memphis    4 p.m.           ESPN
Game 4 – Mon  May 9    Oklahoma City at Memphis    8:30 p.m.  TNT
Game 5 * Wed  May 11    Memphis at Oklahoma City    TBD           TNT
Game 6 * Fri  May 13    Oklahoma City at Memphis      TBD              ESPN
Game 7 * Sun  May 15    Memphis at Oklahoma City    TBD              TBD

2.  If game 7 is necessary in the San Antonio-Memphis series
Game 1 – Tue  May 3    OKC at San Antonio /OR/ Memphis at OKC         8:30 p.m.    TNT
Game 2 – Thu  May 5    OKC at San Antonio /OR/ Memphis at OKC        7 p.m.          ESPN
Game 3 – Sat  May 7    San Antonio at OKC /OR/ OKC at Memphis         4 p.m.           ESPN
Game 4 – Mon  May 9    San Antonio at OKC /OR/ OKC at Memphis       8:30 p.m.    TNT
Game 5 * Wed  May 11    OKC at San Antonio /OR/ Memphis at OKC     TBD               TNT
Game 6 * Fri  May 13    San Antonio at OKC /OR/ OKC at Memphis        TBD              ESPN
Game 7 * Sun  May 15    OKC at San Antonio /OR/ Memphis at OKC      TBD              TBD

* If necessary.

-DM-

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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