ESPN to Carry All 67 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Games from Las Vegas


ESPN to Carry All 67 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Games from Las Vegas

  • Top Three Draft Picks Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball & Jayson Tatum In Action on ESPN (July 8)
  • Summer League Championship Game on ESPN (July 17)
  • Top ESPN NBA Commentators Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Mark Jones To Call Summer League Games

ESPN will carry all 67 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and the ESPN App, starting Friday, July 7, and culminating with the Summer League Championship Game on Monday, July 17 at 10 p.m. on ESPN. Mark Jones and analyst Jeff Van Gundy will call the Championship game. A record 24 NBA teams will participate in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League from Las Vegas.

This Saturday, July 8, ESPN will televise a prime-time doubleheader featuring the top three picks in the 2017 NBA Draft. At 8:30 p.m. ET, the Los Angeles Lakers and number two draft pick Lonzo Ball will take on the Boston Celtics and number three draft pick Jayson Tatum. In the nightcap, the Philadelphia 76ers and number one draft pick Markelle Fultz square off against the Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

Several top ESPN NBA commentators, including Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Mark Jones, P.J. Carlesimo, Seth Greenberg, Cassidy Hubbarth, Marc Kestecher, Alvaro Martin, and more, will contribute to game coverage. Additionally, The Jump, hosted by Rachel Nichols, will take its show on the road to Las Vegas for on-site shows.

SportsCenter will also provide comprehensive on-site coverage, including live news reports and updates from various ESPN commentators, including Sage Steele, John Buccigross, Tim Legler, Jeff Goodman and Tom Penn.’s NBA section will continue to provide breaking news reports, comprehensive analysis of free agency and Summer League results throughout July.

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Las Vegas

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, July 7 6 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers ESPN2
  8 p.m. Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers ESPN
  10 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN3
  10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings ESPN2
Sat, July 8 4 p.m. Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls ESPN3
  6 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves ESPN3
  8 p.m. Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers ESPN
  10 p.m. Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors ESPN
Sun, July 9 4 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks ESPN
  6 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN2
  8 p.m. Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics ESPN2
  10 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings ESPN3
  10:30 p.m. Philadelphia 76ersvs. San Antonio Spurs ESPN2
Mon, July 10 4 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards ESPN3
  6 p.m. Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns ESPN3
  8 p.m. Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers ESPN3
  10 p.m. LA Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks ESPN2
  10:30 p.m. LA Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings ESPN3
Tues, July 11 4 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies ESPNU
  6 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics ESPN2
  8 p.m. Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves ESPN2
Wed, July 12 4 p.m. First Round TBD
  4:30 p.m. First Round TBD
  6 p.m. First Round TBD
  6:30 p.m. First Round TBD
  8 p.m. First Round TBD
  8:30 p.m. First Round TBD
  10 p.m. First Round TBD
  10:30 p.m. First Round TBD
Thurs, July 13 4 p.m. Second Round TBD
  4:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
  6 p.m. Second Round TBD
  6:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
  8 p.m. Second Round TBD
  8:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
  10 p.m. Second Round TBD
  10:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
Fri, July 14 4 p.m. Consolation TBD
  4:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
  6 p.m. Consolation TBD
  6:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
  8 p.m. Consolation TBD
  8:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
  10 p.m. Consolation TBD
  10:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
Sat, July 15 4 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2
  6 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2
  8 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2
  10 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPNU
Sun, July 16 6 p.m. Semifinals ESPN2
  8 p.m. Semifinals ESPN2
Mon, July 17 10 p.m. Championship Game ESPN


Media contacts: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected]. On twitter: @Ben_ESPN;

  Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected]. On twitter:   @Gianina_ESPN.


Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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