Team Will Begin Play In First-Ever Summer League Tournament On Thursday At 7:30 p.m.
The Golden State Warriors have earned the No. 1 overall seed in the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship and will begin play in the first-ever Summer League tournament on Thursday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Golden State will face the winner of tonight’s game between the 16th seeded Dallas Mavericks and the 17th seeded Los Angeles Clippers.
The Warriors earned the first overall seed in the tournament by compiling a 3-0 record through their first three contests, setting a Las Vegas Summer League record by winning 10 consecutive games dating back to 2010.
Tournament action gets under way today when the 11th seeded New Orleans Pelicans take on the 22nd seeded Denver Nuggets at 3 p.m. (PDT) at the COX Pavilion and continues with five additional games featuring the other teams seeded 11-22. Thursday’s slate tips off at 1 p.m. (PDT) when the 7th seeded Cleveland Cavaliers take on the 10th seeded San Antonio Spurs.
The participating 22 teams have each completed three games since the summer classic tipped off on July 12. Based on the outcome of those games, the teams were seeded 1-22 for the single-elimination tournament that culminates in a championship game on July 22. Each team will compete in at least two more contests; a minimum of one game in the single elimination tournament, and the other in a consolation game if the team loses a game on either July 17 or July 18.
Teams seeded 11-22 will compete on Wednesday, with the winners of those contests advancing in the tournament to play Thursday against teams seeded 1-10, who earned a first-round “bye.” Seeding for the tournament was determined by won-loss records. Ties were broken using quarter-points and then point differential to determine the seedings.
NBA TV’s comprehensive coverage of NBA Summer League 2013 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. NBA Summer League Live is a subscription service offering fans a full slate of live and archived games available on the web, App Store and Google Play.
Tickets for the NBA Summer League 2013 are available for purchase by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.