2013 NBA Summer League schedule; new tournament format


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Viva Las Vegas! The 2013 NBA Summer League in Sin City will feature 22 league teams competing in a 61-game schedule. All games will be July 12-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion at UNLV. Good, so we’ll actually have something to talk about during that super boring week of the MLB All-Star break.

This 2013 NBA Summer League debuts a tournament style schedule; making the f2013 NBA Summer League Champion the first ever true “champion in NBA Summer League history. This should ignite more interest.

Each NBA Team will have three preliminary games July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament, culminating with the Championship Game on July 22.

NBA TV will televise NBA Summer League, which opens with the debut of New Orleans as the Pelicans vs. the New York Knicks Friday, July 12. PT. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been participants in every NBA Summer League in Las Vegas since the league began in 2004. So the Cavs have that going for them; which is nice.

Additional teams participating: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and the NBA D-League Select team.

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NBA Summer League 2013 Schedule:

All Times listed are PACIFIC.

Friday July 12

COX Pavilion

1 PM – New York vs. New Orleans (Game 1)

3 PM – Atlanta vs. LA Clippers (Game 2)

5 PM – Cleveland vs. LA Lakers (Game 3)

7 PM – Charlotte vs. San Antonio (Game 4)

Saturday July 13

COX Pavilion

1 PM – Golden State vs. Washington (Game 5)

3 PM – Sacramento vs. Dallas (Game 6)

5 PM – Chicago vs. Memphis (Game 8)

7 PM – Denver vs. Milwaukee (Game 10

Thomas & Mack

3:30 PM – Minnesota vs. NBA D-League (Game 7)

5:30 PM – Phoenix vs. Portland (Game 9)

7:30 PM – Miami vs. Toronto (Game 11)

Sunday July 14

COX Pavilion

1 PM – New York vs. Washington (Game 12)

3 PM – Charlotte vs. Dallas (Game 14)

5 PM – Cleveland vs. Memphis (Game 16)

7 PM – Atlanta vs. Miami (Game 18)

Thomas & Mack

1:30 PM – LA Clippers vs. NBA D-League (Game 13)

3:30 PM – LA Lakers vs. Portland (Game 15)

5:30 PM – New Orleans vs. Milwaukee (Game 17)

7:30 PM – San Antonio vs. Toronto (Game 19)

Monday July 15

COX Pavilion

1 PM – New York vs. Charlotte (Game 20)

3 PM – Cleveland vs. New Orleans (Game 21)

5 PM – LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers (Game 23)

7 PM – San Antonio vs. Atlanta (Game 25)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 PM – Minnesota vs. Phoenix (Game 22)

5:30 PM – Sacramento vs. Golden State (Game 24)

7:30 PM – Chicago vs. Denver (Game 26)

Tuesday July 16

COX Pavilion

1 PM – Minnesota vs. Miami (Game 27)

3 PM – Sacramento vs. Toronto (Game 28)

5 PM – Chicago vs. Portland (Game 30)

7 PM – Denver vs. Washington (Game 32)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 PM – Golden State vs. Milwaukee (Game 29)

5:30 PM – Phoenix vs. Memphis (Game 31)

7:30 PM – Dallas vs. NBA D-League (Game 33)

Tournament pairings/schedule will be determined after preliminary rounds

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