2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League: All 83 Games on ESPN Platforms Starting July 5

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2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League: All 83 Games on ESPN Platforms Starting July 5

Former Duke Teammates Collide: No. 1 Pick Zion Williamson and New Orleans Pelicans vs. No. 3 Pick R.J. Barrett and New York Knicks July 5 on ESPN

  • Summer League Championship Game July 15 on ESPN2
  • The Jump, Hoop Streams and Dozens of ESPN NBA Commentators on Site in Las Vegas
  • ESPN, NBA Team Up to Offer Alternative Viewing Experiences for 10 Games on the ESPN App

All 83 games from MGM Resorts NBA Summer League at the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. will be carried live on ESPN platforms starting Friday, July 5. The 11-day event will culminate with the Summer League Championship Game on ESPN2, Monday, July 15. Of the 83 games, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will combine to televise 43 games. All games will be available to stream on the ESPN App.

Day one of ESPN’s coverage of MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will feature a highly anticipated matchup between two former Duke teammates as no. 1 NBA Draft pick Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans square off with no. 3 NBA Draft pick R.J. Barrett and the New York Knicks. ESPN will televise the game on July 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Mark Jones will call the action with analyst Doris Burke and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth. The trio will call eight games together from Las Vegas and Jones will call the Summer League Championship Game.

Game commentators:

Several additional ESPN NBA commentators will contribute to game coverage, including play-by-play voices Ryan Ruocco, Marc Kestecher, Jorge Sedano and Joel Meyers, analysts Vince Carter, Fran Fraschilla, Seth Greenberg, Mark Adams and Dan Dakich, and reporters Ariel Helwani, Sam Alipour and Sedano. ESPN will also collaborate with NBA TV commentators on select games. More information on commentator assignments will be available soon.

In addition, ESPN is ramping up its MGM Resorts NBA Summer League coverage this season with two NBA shows on site. Hoop Streams, ESPN’s innovative digital show will air live from Las Vegas on Friday, July 5, from 7-7:30 p.m. Cassidy Hubbarth will host Hoop Streams before her two summer league game assignments that night. Analyst Kendrick Perkins will join Hubbarth on Hoop Streams. The show is available on the ESPN App, Twitter and YouTube.

The Jump in Vegas

The Jump, ESPN’s daily NBA show, will head to Las Vegas for several telecasts from MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. Rachel Nichols will host the show alongside several top ESPN NBA reporters, plus analysts Kendrick Perkins and Vince Carter.

Date Time (ET) Platform
Fri, July 5 2:30-3:30 p.m. ESPN2, ESPN App
5:30-6 p.m. ESPN2, ESPN App
7-7:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN App
Sat, July 6 5-5:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN App
7:30-8 p.m. ESPN, ESPN App
Sun, July 7 7-7:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN App

ESPN and the NBA have teamed up to offer several commercial-free alternative viewing experiences on the ESPN App throughout MGM NBA Summer League.

 Popcast

July 7, 7:30 p.m., Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

“Pop-up” factoids, statistics, historical references and other fun nuggets will sprinkle over the screen from start to finish in this visually enhanced alternate presentation.

Group Textcast

July 6, midnight ET, Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors

Bringing a lively group chat among colorful NBA personalities to your traditional broadcast, Group Textcast will merge first and second screen platforms into one interactive viewing experience.

Courtside Experience

July 8, 5:30 p.m., Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets

Cameras positioned ten rows up will serve as the primary game cameras. They will be supplemented by an array of additional courtside cameras and microphones, offering an up-close experience meant to simulate watching a game from the best seats in the arena.

Aerial Cam

July 8, 9:30 p.m., New Orleans vs. Chicago Bulls

Aerial Cam will provide a familiar overhead aerial look to those who have grown accustomed to this angle through video games.

 Cable Cam

July 11, 8:30 p.m., Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets

A cable camera suspended over the sidelines will take over as the main camera angle for this broadcast.. With the pace of NBA games hitting all-time speeds last season, Cable Cam will provide a unique vantage point meant to capture high-octane action like never before.

Summer League Fan Experience

July 6, 7:30 p.m., LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

With a focus on fan voices, in-arena entertainment, and behind-the-scenes elements brought to life, Summer League Fan Experience will capture the excitement of Opening Saturday Night at Thomas & Mack Center as the two LA rivals clash.

Dueling Homers

July 9, 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Dueling Homers will feature a pair of local NBA team analysts representing their respective teams as they compete head-to-head through in-game challenges, game predictions, and trivia, providing viewers an added layer of entertainment to the game at hand.

Coach’s View

July 10, 5:30 p.m., Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets

In concert with Coach’s Appreciation Day on July 10, this broadcast will focus on educating and entertaining viewers with insight from coaches and players (past and present), live drill demos, film room features, hoops vernacular trivia, and more.

ESPN.com will provide regular free agency news and information, rookie analysis and Zion Williamson coverage. Additional on-site reporters and commentators at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League this year will include Malika Andrews, Tim Bontemps, Jonathan Givony, Zach Lowe, Jackie MacMullan, Bobby Marks, Dave McMenamin, Kevin Pelton, Mike Schmitz and Adrian Wojnarowski.

Full MGM Resorts NBA Summer League game schedule.

Friday, July 5 at Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Croatia vs. Detroit (ESPN App)

5 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Minnesota (ESPN App)
7 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Dallas (ESPN App)

9 p.m. – Golden State vs. Charlotte (ESPN App)

11 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Orlando (ESPN App)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia (ESPN2, ESPN App) w/Sedano, Carter and Helwani.

5:30 p.m. – China vs. Miami (ESPNU, ESPN App) w/Kestecher, Greenberg and Sedano.
7:30 p.m. – Chicago vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Kestecher, Greenberg and Sedano.

9:30 p.m. – New Orleans vs. New York (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

11:30 p.m. – Denver vs. Phoenix (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

Saturday, July 6

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Utah vs. Oklahoma City (ESPN App)

5 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Atlanta (ESPN App)
7 p.m. – Indiana vs. Memphis (ESPN App)

9 p.m. – Houston vs. Dallas (ESPN App)

11 p.m. – China vs. Sacramento (ESPN App)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Detroit vs. Portland (ESPNU, ESPN App) w/Sedano, Carter and Helwani.

5:30 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Boston (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Kestecher, Greenberg and Sedano.
7:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers (ESPNU, ESPN App) w/Kestecher, Greenberg and Sedano.

10 p.m. – Washington vs. New Orleans (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

12 a.m. – Golden State vs. Toronto (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

Sunday, July 7

Cox Pavilion

4 p.m. – Croatia vs. Brooklyn (ESPN App)

6 p.m. – Orlando vs. Denver (ESPN App)
8 p.m. – Miami vs. Utah (ESPN App)

10 p.m. – Portland vs. Houston (ESPN App)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Charlotte vs. San Antonio (ESPN2, ESPN App) w/Sedano, Carter and Helwani.

5:30 p.m. – Atlanta vs. Minnesota (ESPN2, ESPN App) w/Kestecher, Greenberg and Sedano.
7:30 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Chicago (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Kestecher, Greenberg and Sedano.

9:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. New York (ESPN, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

11:30 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Memphis (ESPN2, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

Monday, July 8

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Oklahoma City (ESPNU, ESPN App) TBD, Carter and Sedano.

5 p.m. – Detroit vs. Indiana (ESPNU, ESPN App) w/Ruocco, Dakich and Sedano.
7 p.m. – Toronto vs. Milwaukee (ESPNU, ESPN App) w/Ruocco, Dakich, TBD.

9 p.m. – Minnesota vs. San Antonio (ESPNU, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

11 p.m. – Charlotte vs. China (ESPNU, ESPN App) w/Jones, Burke and Hubbarth.

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Dallas vs. Sacramento (ESPN App)

5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Washington (ESPN App)
7:30 p.m. – Boston vs. Cleveland (ESPN App)

9:30 p.m. – Chicago vs. New Orleans (ESPN App)

11:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State (ESPN App)

Tuesday, July 9

Cox Pavilion

4 p.m. – Orlando vs. Miami (ESPN2, ESPN App)

6 p.m. – Utah vs. Portland (ESPN2, ESPN App)
8 p.m. – Boston vs. Denver (ESPN2, ESPN App)

10 p.m. – Houston vs. Sacramento (ESPN2, ESPN App)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Croatia (ESPN App)

5:30 p.m. – Atlanta vs. Indiana (ESPN App)
7:30 p.m. – Memphis vs. Phoenix (ESPN App)

9:30 p.m. – Toronto vs. New York (ESPN App)

11:30 p.m. – Washington vs. LA Clippers (ESPN App)

Wednesday, July 10

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Detroit vs. Philadelphia (ESPN App)

5 p.m. – Chicago vs. Charlotte (ESPN App)
7 p.m. – Miami vs. Minnesota (ESPN App)

9 p.m. – Phoenix vs. San Antonio (ESPN App)

11 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. China (ESPN App)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Dallas vs. Croatia (ESPNU, ESPN App)

5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Orlando (ESPNU, ESPN App)
7:30 p.m. – New Orleans vs. Cleveland (ESPN2, ESPN App)

9:30 p.m. – New York vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN2, ESPN App)

11:30 p.m. – Denver vs. Golden State (ESPNU, ESPN App)

Thursday, July 11

Cox Pavilion

6 p.m. – Indiana vs. Toronto (ESPN App)

8 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Portland (ESPN App)
10 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Sacramento (ESPN App)

Thomas & Mack

6:30 p.m. – Washington vs. Atlanta (ESPN2, ESPN App)

8:30 p.m. – Houston vs. Utah (ESPNU, ESPN App)
10:30 p.m. – Memphis vs. Boston (ESPN2, ESPN App)

 Friday, July 12 – Consolation

Consolation games will take place at the below times and locations:

Cox Pavilion: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ESPN App)

Thomas & Mack: 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (ESPNU, ESPN App)

Saturday, July 13 – Consolation and Quarterfinals

Consolation games will take place at the below times and locations:

Cox Pavilion: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ESPN App)

Quarterfinal tournament games will take place at the below times and locations:

Thomas & Mack: 4:30 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN App), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN App), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN App), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN App) w/Jones and Sedano.

Sunday, July 14 – Semifinals

Semifinal tournament games will take place at the below times and locations:

Thomas & Mack: 6 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN App) and 8 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN App) w/Jones and Sedano.

Monday, July 15 – Championship

Thomas & Mack: 9 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN App) w/Jones and Sedano.

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Ben Cafardo

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