LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2013 – The inaugural NBA Summer League Championship, the second phase of NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas, tips off Wednesday, July 17, at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Golden State Warriors earned the first overall seed while the Chicago Bulls are the second seed. The Phoenix Suns, NBA D-League Select Team and Charlotte Bobcats round out the top five seeds.
Tournament action gets under way when the 11th seeded New Orleans Pelicans take on the 22nd seeded Denver Nuggets at 3 p.m. PT 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. PT when the 7th seeded Cleveland Cavaliers take on the 10th seeded San Antonio Spurs. The eight game schedule on Thursday concludes when the top-seeded Warriors take on either the 16th seeded Dallas Mavericks or 17th seeded Los Angeles Clippers at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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 are 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.” Teams on losing Wednesday and Thursday will play on Friday. The single elimination tournament resumes on Saturday with a champion being crowned on July 22.
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.
Fans who want to check out the action in person are able to purchase tickets for the NBA Summer League 2013 by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.
The complete list of team seedings, a championship bracket, and full results from the first five days of competition, is attached and available online at www.nba.com/summerleague.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet will televise the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2013 NBA Summer League Game 4 live tomorrow, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. The Lakers are the number eight seed and will play the Milwaukee Bucks, who are the ninth seed.
The game and television information for Game 5 will be announced at a later date. Time Warner Cable SportsNet previously televised games 1, 2 and 3 of the Lakers’ 2013 NBA Summer League schedule.
Additional Lakers coverage on Time Warner Cable SportsNet this summer includes “Access SportsNet: Lakers,” a live, studio show that airs weekly during the off-season and keeps fans caught up on the most recent Lakers news, and “Through the Lens,” a weekly show that gives Lakers fans a look at the team’s storied history through the eyes and camera lens of long-time Lakers team photographer Andy Bernstein.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet can be found on AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Catalina Broadband, Champion Broadband, Charter, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, Hawaiian Telcom, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS systems. To find out on what channel you can watch Time Warner Cable SportsNet, visit www.twcsportsnet.com and enter your information at the top of the page or call 855-4-MY-LAKERS or 1-800-700-2827 (in Spanish).