Wolves Announce NBA Summer League 2013 Preliminary Round Schedule

Wolves Announce NBA Summer League 2013 Preliminary Round Schedule



The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team's three-game preliminary round schedule for the NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas. The Wolves will begin their NBA Summer League 2013 slate with a contest against the NBA D-League Select team on July 13 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas will feature 22 teams competing in a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

This summer’s event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule that will crown the first ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

NBA TV will televise a full slate of NBA Summer League games and live game action will also extend across digital platforms. A complete broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

This year’s field includes 11 of this season’s NBA Playoff teams, along with 10 non-playoff teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, participants in every NBA Summer League in Las Vegas since the league’s inception in 2004. The Cavaliers and Wizards will select first and third, respectively, in the 2013 NBA Draft, which will be held in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Exciting games featuring the NBA’s newest talent have always been a staple at NBA Summer League, with seven of the last eight NBA Rookie of the Year Award winners joining their teams in Las Vegas including: Chris Paul (New Orleans, 2005-06), Brandon Roy (Portland, 2006-07), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City, 2007-08), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento, 2009-10), Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers, 2010-11), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland, 2011-12) and Damian Lillard (Portland, 2012-13).

Tickets for the NBA Summer League 2013 are on sale now. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.

The Timberwolves Summer League 2013 Preliminary Round Schedule is as follows:

 

WOLVES PRELIMNARY ROUND SUMMER LEAGUE 2013 SCHEDULE (TIMES CDT)
Date Opponent Location Tipoff
July 13 NBA Development League Selects Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 PM
July 15 Phoenix Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 PM
July 16 Miami Cox Pavilion 3:00 PM (NBATV)

 


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