ESPN To Televise 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Championship Game Tonight at 10 P.M. ET


ESPN To Televise 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Championship Game Tonight at 10 P.M. ET

Latest Episode of Detail Available Today Only on ESPN+

ESPN’s 82-game MGM Resorts NBA Summer League schedule culminates tonight at 10 p.m. ET with an exclusive telecast of the Summer League Championship Game as the Los Angeles Lakers square off with the Portland Trail Blazers for the second consecutive year. Josh Hart – the leading scorer at Summer League averaging 24.2 points per game, will lead the Lakers.  Caleb Swanigan, averaging 11.0 rebounds per game, will help lead the Trail Blazers.

Veteran play-by-play commentator Mark Jones will call the action with analyst Chauncey Billups and reporter Jorge Sedano. The game will also be available on the ESPN App.

Additionally, the latest episode of Detail, the high-level basketball analysis and film study show from ESPN and five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant, is available today, exclusively on ESPN+.  The subject of this episode of Detail will be NBA rookie Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks. Young was the fifth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks before he was traded to the Hawks.

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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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