The Chicago Bulls, coached by Adrian Griffin, earned the top seed, while the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz round out the top five.
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Bulls earn top seed as championship round of NBA Summer League tips off

LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2014 – The championship round of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 tips off on Wednesday, July 16, in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  The Chicago Bulls earned the top seed, while the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz round out the top five.  The Golden State Warriors, who won the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship in 2013 are seeded 11th and will face the 22nd seeded Atlanta Hawks on July 16 in the first step in defending their title.    

Tournament action tips off tomorrow when the ninth-seeded Phoenix Suns take on the 24th-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves at 1 p.m. PT at the Cox Pavilion and continues with seven additional games featuring the other teams seeded 10-23.  Thursday’s slate features eight games, including the top-seeded Bulls facing off against either the Philadelphia 76ers or the L.A. Lakers, the second-seeded Knicks facing either the NBA D-League Select Team or the Denver Nuggets and the third-seeded Cavaliers taking on the Houston Rockets or the Toronto Raptors. 

Each of the 24 participating teams has competed in three games since the event tipped off on July 11, with the results of those games determining the 1-24 seedings in the single elimination tournament.  Each team will compete in at least two more contests in Las Vegas - a minimum of one game in the single elimination tournament and then either compete in a consolation game or in the next round in the championship bracket.

Teams seeded 9-24 will compete on Wednesday, July 16, with the winners of those contests advancing in the tournament to play Thursday, July 17, against teams seeded 1-8, who earned a first-round “bye.”  Teams that lose a game on either Wednesday or Thursday will play on Friday, July 18.  The single elimination championship tournament resumes on Saturday, July 19, with a champion being crowned on Monday, July 21. 

Seeding for the tournament was determined by won-loss records, with ties being broken using quarter-points and then point differential to finalize the seedings.  The 16th-seeded 76ers and 15th-seeded NBA D-League Select team had identical records, quarter-points and point differentials, thus a coin flip was utilized to determine their seedings. 

NBA TV’s comprehensive coverage of Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 continues live from both the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion including the championship game.  Once again, all NBA Summer League games will be available via NBA Summer League Live on NBA.com and NBA Mobile. 

Fans can purchase tickets to the Samsung NBA Summer League by visiting NBATickets.com, a comprehensive online ticketing destination for NBA fans, or by calling 702-739-FANS. Dedicated customer service for NBATickets.com is available at (866) 357-1136 and by email at NBATickets.com.

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

 

Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 Schedule & Results

 

Friday July 11

New York 76, Dallas 64

Toronto 88, LA Lakers 78

Cleveland 70, Milwaukee 68

Golden State 70, Charlotte 58

San Antonio 85, Sacramento 69

New Orleans 83, NBA D-League 81

 

Saturday July 12 

New York 71, Portland 69

Washington 90, Atlanta 74

Denver 110, Toronto 82

Dallas 93, Minnesota 85

Golden State 74, Phoenix 72

Chicago 86, LA Clippers 70

Miami 92, Houston 81

Philadelphia 74, Utah 70

 

Sunday July 13

Cleveland 82, San Antonio 70

New Orleans 90, LA Lakers 73

Sacramento 72, Charlotte 65

Chicago 103, Denver 76

NBA D-League 94, Atlanta 92 (2OT)

Portland 75, Houston 67

Phoenix 93, Milwaukee 82

Washington 67, Minnesota 59

 

Monday July 14

New York 95, Charlotte 72

NBA D-League 75, Sacramento 89

Dallas 88, Toronto 57

San Antonio 88, New Orleans 86

Cleveland 86, Philadelphia 77

LA Clippers 91, Miami 85

LA Lakers 89, Golden State 88 (OT)

Utah 87, Milwaukee 71

 

Tuesday July 15

COX Pavilion

Portland 91, Atlanta 76

Houston 83, L.A. Clippers 60

Phoenix 97, Philadelphia 88

 

Thomas & Mack

Chicago 107, Minnesota 73

Washington 85, Miami 83

Utah 87, Denver 69

 

Wednesday July 16

COX Pavilion

3 PM – # 9 Phoenix vs.  #24 Minnesota (Game 37)

5 PM – #11 Golden State vs. #22 Atlanta (Game 39)

7 PM – #13 Miami vs. #20 L.A. Clippers (Game 41)

9 PM – #15 NBA D-League vs. #18 Denver (Game 43)

 

Thomas & Mack

3:30 PM – #10 Dallas vs. #23 Charlotte (Game 38)

5:30 PM – #12 San Antonio vs. #21 Milwaukee (Game 40)

7:30 PM – #14 Houston vs. #19 Toronto (Game 42)

9:30 PM – #16 Philadelphia vs. #17 L.A. Lakers (Game 44)

 

Thursday July 17

COX Pavilion

3:30 PM – #8 Sacramento vs. #24 Minnesota (Game 45)

5:30 PM – #6 Portland vs. #22 Atlanta (Game 47)

7:30 PM – #4 Washington vs. #13 Miami (Game 49)

9:30 PM – #2 New York vs. #15 NBA D-League (Game 51)

 

Thomas & Mack

3:00 PM – #7 New Orleans vs. #23 Charlotte (Game 46)

5:00 PM – #5 Utah vs. #12 San Antonio (Game 48)

7:00 PM – #3 Cleveland vs. #14 Houston (Game 50)

9:00 PM – #1 Chicago vs. #16 Philadelphia (Game 52)

 

Friday July 18

COX Pavilion

3 PM – Game 37 Loser vs. Game 38 Loser (Game 53)

5 PM – Game 41 Loser vs. Game 42 Loser (Game 55)

7 PM – Game 45 Loser vs. Game 46 Loser (Game 57)

9 PM – Game 49 Loser vs. Game 50 Loser (Game 59)

 

Thomas & Mack

3:30 PM – Game 39 Loser vs. Game 40 Loser (Game 54)

5:30 PM – Game 43 Loser vs. Game 44 Loser (Game 56)

7:30 PM – Game 47 Loser vs. Game 48 Loser (Game 58)

9:30 PM – Game 51 Loser vs. Game 52 Loser (Game 60)

 

Saturday July 19

Thomas & Mack

3 PM – Game 46 Winner vs. Game 51 Winner (Game 61)

5 PM – Game 47 Winner vs. Game 50 Winner (Game 62)

7 PM – Game 45 Winner vs. Game 52 Winner (Game 63)

9 PM – Game 48 Winner vs. Game 49 Winner (Game 64)

 

Sunday July 20

Thomas & Mack

5 PM – Game 61 Winner vs. Game 62 Winner (Game 65)

7 PM – Game 63 Winner vs. Game 64 Winner(Game 66)

 

Monday July 21

Thomas & Mack

8 PM – Game 65 Winner vs. Game 66 Winner (Game 67)

 

All times listed are CENTRAL