OKLAHOMA CITY – Are you ready for the playoffs to take off!?
The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Memphis Grizzlies for the third time in the past four seasons as each team in the past has taken one series from the other.
Since 2011, the Thunder and the Grizzlies have met 27 times.
Westbrook is going in the game with confidence saying “I think people get confused on like playoffs being a different game. It’s the same game, nothing changes. The way you play the game doesn’t change.”
Hear what the rest of the team has to say about tonight’s game one in the playoff series:
The Oklahoma City Thunder are the number two seed with a (59-23) record. They match up against number seven seed, Grizzlies, with a (50-32) record.
Thunder’s Kevin Durant has won his fourth scoring title with 32 points, shooting with a 50.3 % overall.
Westbrook’s return after three knee injuries is a great advantage for the team.
Westbrook originally injured the knee when hit by Houston’s Patrick Beverley in the first round of the playoffs last season.
Since the injury, Westbrook has undergone a total of three surgical procedures on the knee and he missed a total of 30 games earlier this season while recovering from the operation.
With the Grizzlies being the seventh seed, Marc Gasol will have to work some magic with Zach Randolph to take on Oklahoma City’s home team, Thunder.
The game kicks off tonight at 8:30.
For those of you going to Thunder Alley, Thunder Alley begins at 5:30.
Bring your Thunder gear and watch live coverage from KFOR.COM from Thunder Alley.
KFOR staff will be out in the middle of the maddness preparing for the game with Thunder fans!