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Memphis rallies around its Grizzlies

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(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Grizzlies are playing game five of the second playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder and you do not have to look far to see that the city is rallying around its team.

If the Grizz win Wednesday night's game, they will win the Western Conference Finals.

Even though the game is being played in Oklahoma City, fans are rallying around the big blue bear.

"I see the bear everywhere, I see the flags flying," said Grizzlies fan Karanja Ajanaku.

Many in Memphis are flying their Grizz flags high.

"I'm on the Grizzlies train right now," said Alan Risher.

Signs of support are everywhere.

"The looks on everybody's face wearing their Grizzlies stuff. There's a lot of excitement down here," added Felix Vega, Central BBQ Downtown.

People are using Twitter and Facebook, and every opportunity possible to show their support.

Window washers are using growl towels as windbreakers. Mannequins are even in on the action.

"Just writing stuff on signs, putting them on buildings, even slapping things on their cars," said Ajanaku.

"I was surprised to see some of the cars flags. I'd never seen any Grizzlies car flags until recently," said Grizzlies fan John Edmunson.

Here is a list of Grizzlies watch parties happening downtown beginning at 8 p.m.:

  • Central BBQ Downtown
    (147 E. Butler Ave. Memphis 38103)
  • Ubee's
    (521 S. Highland Memphis 38117)
  • TJ Mulligan's
    (2821 N. Houston Levee Rd. Cordova 38016)
  • Mellow Mushroom
    (3075 Village Shops Dr. Germantown 38138)
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