Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 1 will begin today at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The No. 7 seed Grizzlies will be visiting the No.2 seed Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Information on how to watch the Grizzlies vs. Thunder live stream free online can be found below.
The Thunder has 59 wins and 23 losses while the Grizzlies managed to get into the Playoffs with 50 wins and 32 losses.
The two top players in Thunder are Kevin Durant, 25, and Russell Westbrook. Last season, they also faced the Grizzlies, and were prepared to win the series after their stellar performance through the regular season. However, Westbrook fell to the floor with a knee injury in Game 1, and Grizzlies eventually defeated Thunder out of the playoff contention.
This year, Durant, who has been playing at par to Heat's LeBron James, will try again to lead his team to the NBA Championship. He has been shooting 50.3 percent overall, 39.1 percent from three-point range and 87.3 from the free-throw line. He is poised to earn his first MVP award. In the four games against Memphis, Durant averaged 30.7 points in four games (three of them victories).
The Grizzlies feature veteran players such as center Marc Gasol, Mike Miller and Zach Randolph. They will pit Mike Conley against Westbrook. Conley is one of the league's better point guards.
The initial speculation is that the Grizzlies will push Thunder hard, but the Thunder's star players can stand the pressure and perform.