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How to watch Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies play-in tournament

Portland and Memphis will face each other to decide who will be the 8-seed in the West. We break down what to watch and how to watch on TV or live stream.

Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after a made three point basket during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on July 31, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Follow along in our live blog.

After an exciting Thursday night finish, the Portland Trail Blazers survived to advance to the play-in tournament against the Memphis Grizzlies. This play-in tournament will decide who advances to the Western Conference playoffs as the No. 8 seed. The Blazers will be slotted in as the 8-seed right now while the Grizzlies will play catchup as the 9-seed.

So the way this whole thing works is the two teams play over the weekend. If the Blazers win the first game, they will advance as the No. 8 seed to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. If the Grizzlies win the first game, the two teams will play again on Sunday to decide who will be the 8-seed.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend:

Game 1 — Saturday, August 15th, 2:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 2 — Sunday, August 16th, 4:30 p.m. ET (if needed — ESPN)