Tournament Seedings and Matchups Announced

LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2017 – The Toronto Raptors earned the top seed in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League tournament for the second consecutive year, following the first five days of action in Las Vegas. The single-elimination tournament tips off on Wednesday, July 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Cleveland Cavaliers (2), Dallas Mavericks (3), Memphis Grizzlies (4) and LA Clippers (5) round out the top five seeds. The reigning NBA Summer League Champion Chicago Bulls are seeded 17th and will face the 16th seeded Portland Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. PT on July 12 on NBA TV in defense of their title. The tournament will culminate in a championship game on Monday, July 17 on ESPN.

The matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers highlights an eight-game slate on Wednesday featuring other teams seeded 9-24. Thursday’s slate features eight games, including the top-seeded Raptors facing the winner of the 17th-seeded Bulls or the 16th-seeded Portland Trail Blazers, the second-seeded Cavaliers taking on the winner of the matchup between the 18th-seeded 76ers and the 15th-seeded Los Angeles Lakers, and the third-seeded Dallas Mavericks taking on the winner of the 19th-seeded Sacramento Kings and 14th-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.
Each of the 24 participating teams played in three games since the event tipped off on July 7, with the results of those games determining the 1-24 seeds. Each team will compete in at least two more games in Las Vegas as the Championship bracket unfolds. Seeding for the tournament was determined by win-loss records, with ties being broken using quarter-points followed by point differential.

Teams seeded 9-24 will play on Wednesday with the winners of those games advancing in the tournament to play Thursday against teams seeded 1-8, who earned a first-round “bye.” Teams that lose a game on either Wednesday or Thursday will play a consolation game on Friday. The championship tournament resumes on Saturday with a four-game slate.

ESPN and NBA TV will present the remaining 31 games from Las Vegas with ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU exclusively televising the Championship rounds on Saturday, July 15; Sunday, July 16; and Monday, July 17. Additionally, all remaining games will be available live on the ESPN App.

Times Listed Below are PACIFIC

Wednesday, July 12

Cox Pavilion

1 p.m. #24 New Orleans vs. #9 Atlanta (Game 37) – NBATV
3 p.m. #21 Washington vs #12 Miami (Game 40) – NBATV
5 p.m. #20 Utah vs. #13 Phoenix (Game 41) – NBATV
7 p.m. #17 Chicago vs. #16 Portland (Game 44) – NBATV

Thomas & Mack Center

1:30 p.m. #23 Denver vs. #10 Houston (Game 38) – ESPNU
3:30 p.m. #22 Golden State vs. #11 Minnesota (Game 39) – ESPN2
5:30 p.m. #19 Sacramento vs. #14 Milwaukee (Game 42) – ESPN2
7:30 p.m. #18 Philadelphia vs. #15 LA Lakers (Game 43) – ESPN2

Thursday, July 13

Cox Pavilion

1 p.m. Winner Game 37 vs. #8 San Antonio (Game 45) – NBATV
3 p.m. Winner Game 39 vs. #6 Boston (Game 47) – NBATV
5 p.m. Winner Game 41 vs. #4 Memphis (Game 49) – NBATV
7 p.m. Winner Game 44 vs. #1 Toronto (Game 52) – NBATV

Thomas & Mack Center

1:30 p.m. Winner Game 38 vs. #7 Brooklyn (Game 46) – ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Winner Game 40 vs. #5 LA Clippers (Game 48) – ESPN2
5:30 p.m. Winner Game 42 vs. #3 Dallas (Game 50) – ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Winner Game 43 vs. #2 Cleveland (Game 51) – ESPN2

Friday, July 14

Cox Pavilion

1 p.m. Loser Game 37 vs. Loser Game 38 (Game 53) – ESPNU
3 p.m. Loser Game 41 vs. Loser Game 42 (Game 55) – ESPNU
5 p.m. Loser Game 45 vs. Loser Game 46 (Game 57) – ESPNAPP
7 p.m. Loser Game 49 vs. Loser Game 50 (Game 59) – ESPNAPP

Thomas & Mack Center

1:30 p.m. Loser Game 39 vs. Loser Game 40 (Game 54) – NBATV
3:30 p.m. Loser Game 47 vs. Loser Game 48 (Game 58) – NBATV
5:30 p.m. Loser Game 43 vs. Loser Game 44 (Game 56) – NBATV
7:30 p.m. Loser Game 51 vs. Loser Game 52 (Game 60) – NBATV

Saturday, July 15 – Quarterfinals

Thomas & Mack Center

1 p.m. Winner Game 45 vs. Winner Game 52 (Game 63) – ESPN2
3 p.m. Winner Game 48 vs. Winner Game 49 (Game 64) – ESPN2
5 p.m. Winner Game 47 vs. Winner Game 50 (Game 62) – ESPN2
7 p.m. Winner Game 46 vs. Winner Game 51 (Game 61) – ESPNU

Sunday, July 16 – Semifinals

Thomas & Mack Center

3 p.m. Winner Game 63 vs. Winner Game 64 (Game 66) – ESPN2
5 p.m. Winner Game 61 vs. Winner Game 62 (Game 65) – ESPN2

Monday, July 17 – Championship

Thomas & Mack Center

7 p.m. Winner Game 65 vs. Winner Game 66 (Game 67) – ESPN

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