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Member since Feb 2005
46163 posts

Summer League Games Matter Now
The NBA really wants that League Pass money.


When participating teams take the court in Las Vegas this summer for the 2013 NBA Summer League, a championship will be on the line. For the first time since the league's inception in 2004, NBA Summer League will feature a format that includes preliminary games followed by a single-elimination tournament leading to an eventual champion.

The schedule tips off on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Friday, July 12, and will conclude with a championship game on Monday, July 22. All participating teams will play a minimum of five games. After the conclusion of games of July 16, all participating teams will be seeded for single-elimination tournament play that will result in a champion being crowned on July 22.

At last year's event the Golden State Warriors were a tournament best 5-0 while six teams -- the Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves -- finished with a record of 4-1. Portland's Damian Lillard led all scorers, averaging 26.5 points, while Malcolm Thomas of Chicago led the league in rebounds with 12.0 per game, and Phoenix's Kendall Marshall dished out a league-high 6.5 assists per game. Lillard (26.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists) and former Memphis Grizzlies guard Josh Selby (24.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists) were named co-MVPs of the league.


Hawaii Fan
the Verde River
Member since Jan 2013
21172 posts

re: Summer League Games Matter Now
I went to a few summer league games last year in LV. It was fun. I had a good time.

West Virginia Fan
cane sweeeeeeet tea, Luzianne
Member since Jul 2010
13386 posts

re: Summer League Games Matter Now
Yeah Yeah, I bet you had tons of fun.

Houston Astros Fan
HTown by way of BR
Member since Aug 2011
13185 posts

re: Summer League Games Matter Now
Hang the banner. Print the t-shirts.

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Member since Jul 2009
13075 posts

re: Summer League Games Matter Now
No they don't.

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Member since Feb 2013
998 posts

re: Summer League Games Matter Now
Sounds pretty cool! These guys might be more motivated!

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