MGM Resorts International New Title Partner of National Basketball Association (NBA) Summer League

LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2017) – The NBA today announced that MGM Resorts International will become the title partner of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League.  As part of the multi-year partnership, the newly debuted logo and event marks will be integrated across digital and television programming, promotional materials, and at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League games and events in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts NBA Summer League tips off later today.
 
A record 24 NBA teams will participate in a tournament-style format that culminates with a Championship Game on July 17 at 10 p.m. ET, broadcast for the first time on ESPN. Teams will play three preliminary games between July 7-11 before being seeded in a tournament that starts on July 12 and concludes with the Championship Game on Monday, July 17. MGM Resorts Summer League games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. Tickets for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2017 are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting NBATickets.com.
 
ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App, including 35 on its linear television channels. NBA TV will air 28 games, starting with the league’s opener on July 7, when the Toronto Raptors meet the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m. ET. In total, 63 games from Las Vegas will air across ESPN and NBA TV’s linear channels – a Summer League record.
 
Last year’s event set records for total attendance, single-day attendance, combined viewership across ESPN and NBA TV, and traffic to the NBA’s social media platforms.
 
Below is the complete schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2017 – all times listed are PACIFIC.
 
Friday, July 7
Cox Pavilion
3 p.m. – Toronto vs. New Orleans (NBA TV)
5 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Atlanta (NBA TV)
7 p.m. – Houston vs. Denver (NBA TV)
 
Thomas & Mack
3:30 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Cleveland (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. – L.A. Clippers vs. L.A. Lakers (ESPN)
7:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. Sacramento (ESPN2)
 
Saturday, July 8
Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. – Washington vs. Memphis (ESPNU)
3 p.m. – Portland vs. Utah (ESPNU)
5 p.m. – Miami vs. San Antonio (ESPNU)
7 p.m. – Houston vs. Cleveland (ESPNU)
 
Thomas & Mack
1:30 p.m. – Dallas vs. Chicago (NBA TV)
3:30 p.m. – Toronto vs. Minnesota (NBA TV)
5:30 p.m. – Boston vs. L.A. Lakers (ESPN)
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Golden State (ESPN2)
 
Sunday, July 9
Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. – Atlanta vs. New Orleans (NBA TV)
3 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn (NBA TV)
5 p.m. – Utah vs. L.A. Clippers (NBA TV)
7 p.m. – Memphis vs. Sacramento (NBA TV)
 
Thomas & Mack
1:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. Dallas (ESPN)
3:30 p.m. – Minnesota vs. Denver (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. – Portland vs. Boston (ESPN2)
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. San Antonio (ESPN2)
 
Monday, July 10
Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. – Atlanta vs. Chicago (ESPNU)
3 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. New Orleans (ESPNU)
5 p.m. – Denver vs. Toronto (ESPNU)
7 p.m. – L.A. Clippers vs. Milwaukee (ESPN2)
 
Thomas & Mack
1:30 p.m. – Miami vs. Washington (NBA TV)
3:30 p.m. – Houston vs. Phoenix (NBA TV)
5:30 p.m. – Golden State vs. Cleveland (NBA TV)
7:30 p.m. – L.A. Lakers vs. Sacramento (NBA TV)
 
Tuesday, July 11
Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Portland (NBA TV)
3 p.m. – Chicago vs. Washington (NBA TV)
5 p.m. –  Miami vs. Dallas (NBA TV)
 
Thomas & Mack
1:30 p.m. – Utah vs. Memphis (ESPNU)
3:30 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Boston (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. – Golden State vs. Minnesota (ESPN2)
 
Wednesday, July 12
Seeds 9-24 will play in eight games at the below times and locations:
Cox Pavilion: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Thomas & Mack: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, July 13
Seeds 1-8 will play against the winners of July 12 games at the below times and locations:
Cox Pavilion: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Thomas & Mack: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
 
Friday, July 14
Losers from games on July 12 and July 13 will play at the below times and locations:
Cox Pavilion: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (ESPN Family of Networks)
Thomas & Mack: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
 
Saturday, July 15 - Quarterfinals
Winners from games on July 13 will play at the below times:
Thomas & Mack: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ EPSNU)
 
Sunday, July 16 - Semifinals
Winners from games on July 15 will play at the below times:
Thomas & Mack: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
 
Monday, July 17 – Championship
Thomas & Mack
Winners from games on July 16 will play at the below time:
Thomas & Mack: 7 p.m. (ESPN)
 
 

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Media Contacts:
Kim Mandara
NBA, Partnership & Corporate Communications
212-407-8158, kmandara@nba.com
 
Scott Ghertner
MGM Resorts International, Public Relations
702-692-6750, sghertner@mgmresorts.com

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