NBA TV BLACKOUT
The Oklahoma City Thunder is making its first playoff appearance on NBA TV for Game 5, but the telecast will be blacked out in the Fox Sports Oklahoma viewing area.
The only telecast regionally will be on FSOK with announcers Brian Davis, Grant Long and reporter Lesley McCaslin.
Kevin Calabro, a former TV and radio voice of the Seattle SuperSonics, Mike Fratello, a former Memphis Grizzlies coach, and reporter Lewis Johnson are calling the game for NBA TV.
Game 6 will again be televised on NBA TV unless a Game 6 is not necessary in one or both of the first-round series between Chicago and Washington or the Clippers and Golden State. If a Game 6 is not needed in one or both of the other two series, Game 6 of the Thunder-Grizzlies will be on TNT.
The game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. unless Washington wins its series against Chicago in five. Under that scenario only, tipoff would be at 7 p.m.
Kevin Durant on three consecutive overtimes in the Thunder-Grizzlies series — “It’s nerve-racking, to be honest. But it’s great basketball, man. Both teams are coming out there and putting it all out on the line trying to win a basketball game. We forced three of them, and for us to finally win one on the third try gives us a good feeling.”
The Grizzlies’ team plane was redirected to Tulsa on Monday afternoon due to bad weather in the Oklahoma City area. After a near hour delay, the team landed in Oklahoma City more than two hours after its scheduled arrival time...The Thunder is averaging just 19.5 points in the opening period and hasn’t reached 20 points in the first quarter since Game 1...Oklahoma City has outrebounded Memphis 51.5 to 46 in this series.