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Tournament seedings and matchups announced for Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 Championship

POSTED: Jul 13, 2016 2:27 AM ET

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— The Toronto Raptors earned the top seed in the championship tournament of Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 following the first five days of action in Las Vegas. The single-elimination tournament tips off on Wednesday, July 13, at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. [Complete Bracket]

The Chicago Bulls (2), Los Angeles Lakers (3), Denver Nuggets (4) and Phoenix Suns (5) round out the top five seeds. The San Antonio Spurs, the reigning NBA Summer League champions, are seeded 9th and will face the 24th seeded Minnesota Timberwolves at 3 p.m. PT on July 13 in defense of their title. The tournament will culminate in a championship game on Monday, July 18.

The game between the Spurs and Timberwolves highlights an eight-game slate on Wednesday, featuring other teams seeded 10-23. Thursday's slate features eight games, including the top-seeded Raptors facing the winner of the 17th-seeded Houston Rockets or the 16th-seeded Golden State, the second-seeded Bulls taking on the winner of the matchup between the 18th-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and the 15th-seeded Dallas Mavericks and the third-seeded Lakers taking on the winner of the 19th-seeded Boston Celtics and 14th-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers.

Each of the 24 participating teams played in three games since the event tipped off on July 8, with the results of those games determining the 1-24 seedings. Each team will compete in at least two more games in Las Vegas as the Championship bracket unfolds. Seeding for the tournament was determined by win-loss records, with ties being broken using quarter-points and then point differential.

Teams seeded 9-24 will play on Wednesday, July 13, with the winners of those games advancing in the tournament to play Thursday, July 14, against teams seeded 1-8, who earned a first-round "bye." Teams that lose a game on either Wednesday or Thursday will play a consolation game on Friday, July 15. The championship tournament resumes on Saturday, July 16 with a four-game slate.

ESPN and NBA TV will present the remaining 31 games from Las Vegas with ESPN2 and ESPNU exclusively televising the Championship rounds on Saturday, July 16; Sunday, July 17; and Monday, July 18. Additionally, all remaining games will be available live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

Fans can purchase tickets for the Samsung NBA Summer League by visiting NBATickets.com.

The complete list of team seedings and results from the first five days of competition, is attached and available online at www.nba.com/summerleague.

Samsung NBA Summer League Schedule

** All Times listed are PACIFIC

Wednesday, July 13

Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. #23 Sacramento vs. #10 Atlanta (Game 38)
3 p.m. #24 Minnesota vs. #9 San Antonio (Game 37)
5 p.m. #19 Boston vs. #14 Cleveland (Game 42)
7 p.m. #18 Milwaukee vs. #15 Dallas (Game 43)

Thomas & Mack Center
1:30 p.m. #21 New Orleans vs. #12 Miami (Game 40)
3:30 p.m. #22 Philadelphia vs. #11 NBA D-League Select (Game 39)
5:30 p.m. #20 Portland vs. #13 Utah (Game 41)
7:30 p.m. #17 Houston vs. #16 Golden State (Game 44)

Thursday, July 14

Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. Winner Game 38 vs. #7 Washington (Game 46)
3 p.m. Winner Game 40 vs. #5 Phoenix (Game 48)
5 p.m. Winner Game 41 vs. #4 Denver (Game 49)
7 p.m. Winner Game 44 vs. #1 Toronto (Game 52)

Thomas & Mack Center
1:30 p.m. Winner Game 37 vs. #8 Memphis (Game 45)
3:30 p.m. Winner Game 39 vs. #6 Brooklyn (Game 47)
5:30 p.m. Winner Game 43 vs. #2 Chicago (Game 51)
7:30 p.m. Winner Game 42 vs. #3 Los Angeles (Game 50)

Friday, July 15

Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. Loser Game 37 vs. Loser Game 38 (Game 53)
3 p.m. Loser Game 41 vs. Loser Game 42 (Game 55)
5 p.m. Loser Game 45 vs. Loser Game 46 (Game 57)
7 p.m. Loser Game 51 vs. Loser Game 52 (Game 60)

Thomas & Mack Center
1:30 p.m. Loser Game 39 vs. Loser Game 40 (Game 54)
3:30 p.m. Loser Game 43 vs. Loser Game 44 (Game 56)
5:30 p.m. Loser Game 47 vs. Loser Game 48 (Game 58)
7:30 p.m. Loser Game 49 vs. Loser Game 50 (Game 59)

Saturday, July 16 - Quarterfinals

Thomas & Mack Center
1 p.m. Winner Game 45 vs. Winner Game 52 (Game 63)
3 p.m. Winner Game 48 vs. Winner Game 49 (Game 64)
5 p.m. Winner Game 46 vs. Winner Game 51 (Game 61)
7 p.m. Winner Game 47 vs. Winner Game 50 (Game 62)

Sunday, July 17 - Semifinals

Thomas & Mack Center
3 p.m. Winner Game 63 vs. Winner Game 64 (Game 66)
5 p.m. Winner Game 61 vs. Winner Game 62 (Game 65)

Monday, July 18 -- Championship

Thomas & Mack Center
6 p.m. Winner Game 65 vs. Winner Game 66 (Game 67)

** All Times listed are PACIFIC