Las Vegas Summer League: San Antonio Spurs Start Their Quest For Championship Thursday Against Cleveland Cavaliers

By Michael Rehome

July 19, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Interior view of the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of University Nevada Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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.

The San Antonio Spurs, whom are seeded 10th will kick of Thursday’s action at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, as they take on the 7th seeded Cleveland Cavaliers.

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 win-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. If you are not in the Las Vegas are remember all NBA Summer League games will be available via NBA Summer League Live on 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.

One last thing, Go Spurs Go!