Memphis Hustle season schedule released

The Memphis Hustle have announced the schedule for the Showcase Cup as well as the regular season schedule for its 2021-22 season in the NBA G League, with the team’s season opening series coming on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. against Capitanes (Mexico City). The games against Capitanes will be played at Landers Center, although Mexico City will serve as the home team. 

The Hustle will host their home opening series on Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 18 vs. the Texas Legends at 7 p.m. inside Landers Center.

For the first time, the NBA G League season will begin with a 14-game Showcase Cup schedule from Nov. 5 through Dec. 14, which features six home games and six road games against teams in a regional pod. 

The teams with the best winning percentage in each of the four regional pods, as well as the four teams with the next best win percentage across the league, will go on to play for the Showcase Cup in a single-elimination tournament at the NBA G League Winter Showcase between Dec. 19-22. The winners and runners-up will compete for a trophy and a monetary prize pool. 

The remaining G League teams who do not qualify to compete for the Showcase Cup Championship will each play an additional two games each at the Winter Showcase outside of the tournament format.

Following the Showcase Cup, the team will start a 36-game regular season slate featuring 18 home games at Landers Center and 18 road games, before culminating with the 2022 NBA G League Playoffs. 

Led by head coach Jason March, the Hustle’s regular season will begin at Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m., followed by back-to-back home games vs. the Agua Caliente Clippers on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. and the Texas Legends on Monday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. All teams’ win-loss records will reset prior to the regular season schedule.

The Hustle continue competition in the Western Conference’s Midwest Division alongside the Iowa Wolves, Oklahoma City Blue and Sioux Falls Skyforce. Of its 36 regular season games, the team will play 33 games against Western Conference foes and three games total against the Eastern Conference. All three of the Hustle’s inter conference matchups will come against the Birmingham Squadron, a 2021-22 expansion affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Hustle by purchasing 2021-22 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP. Season Ticket Packages in the lower bowl start at just $10 per game and feature multiple Season Ticket Member benefits, including member discounts on gear and merchandise, playoff ticket priority for both the Memphis Hustle and Memphis Grizzlies, invitations to select Grizzlies games during the 2021-22 season and more.

The Hustle will also host its fourth annual Financial Literacy Education Day Game, presented by Renasant Bank, on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. against their Midwest Division rival Iowa Wolves. The last three Education Day Games saw thousands of students in the Mid-South pack Landers Center for a game in which the students received unique giveaways and the Hustle wore themed uniforms. 

The month of February features a season-long seven-game home stand, beginning with the Education Day Game on Feb. 10, and culminating with a tilt vs. the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The schedule features a total of 10 back-to-backs (counting the Showcase Cup) and a season-long seven-game road trip from March 2 -13.

All-inclusive Floor seats and tables are still available, with other ticket packages announced at a later date. Additionally, the Memphis Hustle are accepting $50 deposits for groups of 15-or-more. Single Game Tickets will be available for purchase starting this fall at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, the Landers Center Box Office, online at memphishustle.com or by calling (901) 888-HOOP.

The complete season schedule is found on the Memphis Hustle website.  

 (DeSoto County News Service)

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