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2019 NBA Summer League TV and Announcer Schedule on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and NBA TV

NBA TV’s Summer League coverage – the first opportunity to see many of the NBA’s top rookies in action – will feature 50 live game telecasts in 13 days beginning Monday, July 1.

The network’s schedule – including live game telecasts from all three Summer League locations – will feature the expected first look at many of the 2019 NBA Draft class. Live game coverage on NBA TV will tip-off on July 1 with three games, including the Cleveland Cavaliers – who drafted Darius Garland with the No. 5 selection – facing the San Antonio Spurs and recently drafted Luka Samanic at 7 p.m.

Live event coverage will include 10 game telecasts from the Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League and the 2019 Utah Jazz Summer League – five from each location – held from July 1-4. Golden 1 Center in Sacramento will host the California Classic Summer League, while the Utah Jazz Summer League games will be held at the team’s Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. NBA TV will feature back-to-back tripleheader days of live game action from Sacramento and Utah on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, followed by a four-game slate on Wednesday, July 3. The network’s coverage will include the Miami Heat with No. 13 pick Tyler Herro in Sacramento, plus the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers in Salt Lake City. Live game coverage will tip off at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

The matchup between New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson and New York Knicks guard-forward RJ Barrett – two of the top three picks in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm – highlights the 11-day, 83-game schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas. Williamson and the Pelicans face Barrett and the Knicks on Friday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Every MGM Resorts NBA Summer League game will air live on television for the second straight year, with ESPN networks and NBA TV combining to televise a record number of games.

Williamson, the No. 1 pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, returns on Saturday, July 6 to face Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Hachimura became the first Japanese-born player selected in the first round by an NBA team when the Wizards picked him ninth in NBA Draft 2019.

Williamson will also take on the Chicago Bulls and fellow top-10 pick Coby White on Monday, July 8, at 9:30 p.m. on NBA TV.

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019, which features all 30 NBA teams and the Chinese and Croatian National Teams, will tip off with 10 games on July 5 and continue through Monday, July 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first day of action will include five games on NBA TV and a tripleheader on ESPN. This league provides fans the opportunity to see many of the league’s top young players, including this year’s top 10 picks Williamson, RJ Barrett, De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, White, Cam Reddish, Rui Hachimura and Jaxson Hayes.

The event opens with all 32 teams playing four preliminary games each. The top eight teams are then seeded in a tournament, which culminates with a Championship Game on July 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Teams that do not qualify for the tournament will each play a consolation game. Every team will play at least five games and as many as seven at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League.

Last year’s event, won by the Portland Trail Blazers, set records for total attendance, combined viewership across ESPN and NBA TV, and traffic to the NBA’s social and digital platforms, in addition to matching the single-day attendance record.

For the third consecutive year, ESPN will present every game from Las Vegas via the ESPN App, along with 43 games on its linear television networks (ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU).

NBA TV, co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, will air a record 40 games, beginning with the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League opener when the Croatian National Team, making its event debut, squares off against the Detroit Pistons and No. 15 pick Sekou Doumbouya on July 5 at 3 p.m. ET. NBA TV’s coverage of Day 1 will also feature a 5 p.m. ET game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who selected Darius Garland with the fifth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Following that game, a 7 p.m. matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and No. 6 overall pick Jarrett Culver vs. the Dallas Mavericks

The Trail Blazers will begin defense of their MGM Resorts NBA Summer League title against the Pistons on July 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Later that day, the Atlanta Hawks, who selected Cam Reddish the 10th pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, will play the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m. ET on NBA TV.

NBA TV’s on-site commentators in Las Vegas will include analysts Brendan Haywood, Caron Butler, Steve Smith, Isiah Thomas, Sam Mitchell and eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, who will serve as a guest analyst for the network for the fourth straight year. Matt Winer, Rick Kamla, Pete Pranica, Kristen Ledlow and Jared Greenberg will share play-by-play responsibilities. Allie LaForce, Dennis Scott, Stephanie Ready, Ro Parrish, Ledlow and Greenberg will serve as reporters.

NBA TV’s signature studio show, NBA GameTime, will feature live episodes following each day’s last game of the night, July 5-15, focusing on the latest player moves and free agent buzz, plus game highlights and news from Summer League. Casey Stern, Winer, Kamla and Chris Miles will rotate hosting duties, alongside analysts Wes Wilcox, Tony Delk, Rex Chapman and Antonio Daniels.

The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), locations, respective networks and announcers:

Monday, July 15, 2019

Championship — 9:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla, Jorge Sedano


PRIOR GAMES

Monday, July 1, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Utah Jazz Summer League
San Antonio Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Thurl Bailey, David Locke, Kristen Kenney

9:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League
Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Announcers: Grant Napear, Doug Christie

9:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Utah Jazz Summer League
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Thurl Bailey, David Locke, Kristen Kenney

11:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings
Announcers: Grant Napear, Doug Christie

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Utah Jazz Summer League
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Thurl Bailey, David Locke, Kristen Kenney

9:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
Announcers: Grant Napear, Doug Christie

9:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Utah Jazz Summer League
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Thurl Bailey, David Locke, Kristen Kenney

11:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League
Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings
Announcers: Grant Napear, Doug Christie

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

3:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League
Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors
Announcers: Grant Napear, Doug Christie

5:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings
Announcers: Grant Napear, Doug Christie

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Utah Jazz Summer League
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Thurl Bailey, David Locke, Kristen Kenney

9:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Utah Jazz Summer League
San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Thurl Bailey, David Locke, Kristen Kenney

Friday, July 5, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Croatia vs. Detroit Pistons
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Matt Winer, Sam Mitchell, Kristen Ledlow

3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jorge Sedano, Vince Carter, Ariel Helwani

5:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Matt Winer, Sam Mitchell, Kristen Ledlow

5:30 p.m. on ESPNU
China vs. Miami Heat
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Marc Kestecher, Seth Greenberg, Jorge Sedano

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jared Greenberg, Brendan Haywood, Ro Parrish

7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Marc Kestecher, Seth Greenberg, Jorge Sedano

9:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Golden State Warriors vs. Charlotte Hornets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jared Greenberg, Brendan Haywood, Ro Parrish

9:30 p.m. on ESPN
New Orleans Pelicans vs. New York Knicks
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

11:00 p.m. on NBA TV
San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jared Greenberg, Brendan Haywood, Ro Parrish

11:30 p.m. on ESPN
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

Saturday, July 6, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jared Greenberg, Brendan Haywood, Ro Parrish

3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jorge Sedano, Vince Carter, Ariel Helwani

5:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jared Greenberg, Brendan Haywood, Ro Parrish

5:30 p.m. on ESPN
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Marc Kestecher, Seth Greenberg, Jorge Sedano

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Indiana Pacers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Matt Winer, Sam Mitchell, Kristen Ledlow

7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Marc Kestecher, Seth Greenberg, Jorge Sedano

9:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Matt Winer, Sam Mitchell, Vince Carter, Kristen Ledlow

10:00 p.m. on ESPN
Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

11:00 p.m. on NBA TV
China vs. Sacramento Kings
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Matt Winer, Sam Mitchell, Kristen Ledlow

11:59 p.m. on ESPN
Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

Sunday, July 7, 2019

3:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jorge Sedano, Vince Carter, Ariel Helwani

4:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Croatia vs. Brooklyn Nets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

5:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Marc Kestecher, Seth Greenberg, Jorge Sedano

6:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Marc Kestecher, Seth Greenberg, Jorge Sedano

8:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

9:30 p.m. on ESPN
Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

10:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

11:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

Monday, July 8, 2019

3:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Jorge Sedano, Vince Carter

3:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

5:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Ryan Ruocco, Dan Dakich, Jorge Sedano

5:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

7:00 p.m. on ESPNU
San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Ryan Ruocco, Dan Dakich, Jorge Sedano

7:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

9:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

9:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

11:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Charlotte Hornets vs. China
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

11:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

3:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Croatia
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

4:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

5:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

6:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

7:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

8:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

9:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

10:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

11:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Dallas Mavericks vs. Croatia
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

5:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

5:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

7:30 p.m. on ESPN2
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

9:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

9:30 p.m. on ESPN2
New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

11:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Milwaukee Bucks vs. China
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

11:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Thursday, July 11, 2019

6:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

6:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

8:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

8:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

10:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

10:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Friday, July 12, 2019

Consolation — 4:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

Consolation — 4:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Consolation — 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Croatia
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Mark Adams

Consolation — 6:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Phoenix Suns vs. China
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Consolation — 8:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Joel Meyers, Mark Adams

Consolation — 8:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Indiana Pacers
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Consolation — 10:00 p.m. on ESPNU
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus
Announcers: Joel Meyers, Mark Adams

Consolation — 10:30 p.m. on NBA TV
San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Consolation — 4:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

Quarterfinals — 4:30 p.m. on ESPN
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Dan Dakich, Jorge Sedano

Consolation — 6:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

Quarterfinals — 6:30 p.m. on ESPN
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Dan Dakich, Jorge Sedano

Consolation — 8:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

Quarterfinals — 8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla, Jorge Sedano

Consolation — 10:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV campus

Quarterfinals — 10:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla, Jorge Sedano

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Semifinals — 6:00 p.m. on ESPN2
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla, Jorge Sedano

Semifinals — 8:00 p.m. on ESPN2
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV campus
Announcers: Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla, Jorge Sedano


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