New Orleans Pelicans to compete in first ever tournament style format in Las Vegas
June 19, 2013
The NBA announced today the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, featuring the debut of a tournament style schedule with the first ever NBA Summer League Championship on Monday, July 22.
The 2013 NBA Summer League format includes three preliminary games followed by a single-elimination tournament. All teams are guaranteed to play at least five games. Teams will be seeded following the preliminary round, with the top ten seeds receiving a first-round bye. Seeding will be determined in order by: overall record in the three games, quarter scoring totals, head-to-head results (only in tiebreaker), point differential, and a coin flip.
The New Orleans Pelicans open up the 2013 NBA Summer League on July 12 against the New York Knicks, followed by contests against the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers before beginning the single-elimination tournament. All games will be televised live by NBATV.
The Pelicans will conduct a mini-camp in Las Vegas, July 8-11.