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Grizzlies beat Pacers, claim home court advantage to start playoffs

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The fifth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies will face the fourth-seeded Portland Trailblazers in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

The Trailblazers have a worse record than the Grizzlies, but they won their division. Memphis is ranked lower but will have home court advantage, because they have a better record.

Memphis beat Indiana on Wednesday night 95-83.

FedExForum will host the first two games of the seven-game series. The first game will happen Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Click here for the full playoff schedule.

To celebrate an amazing season, Memphis is painting the town blue and gold. Mayor A C Wharton will kick things off with a flag raising on the south end of Mud Island at 3 p.m. The flag represents the creed of our team and our city – grit and grind.

Graceland will also be lit up in blue and gold for the duration of the Grizzlies' playoff run. "Go Grizz" will also be spelled out on all four sides of the First Tennessee building downtown.

Show you support for the Grizz Nation! Wear your blue and gold today at school, in the office, or just to the grocery store.

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