- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies won’t play their traditional Martin Luther King Jr. Day home game this season and instead will host the Chicago Bulls the night before the holiday.

The NBA announced its complete 2016-17 regular-season schedule Thursday.

The Grizzlies will host the Bulls on Jan. 15 in a prime-time game televised by ESPN as part of the team’s “Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Weekend.” Grizzlies officials said the festivities will continue Jan. 16 as players, coaches and staff will go out in the Memphis community and perform a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

More details regarding Grizzlies events surrounding the celebration weekend will be announced later.

The Grizzlies open the 2016-17 season Oct. 26 by hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves.


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