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The National Basketball Association released the 2015 Samsung NBA Summer League schedule today, with the Bucks slated to open their Summer League play on Friday, July 10, at 5 p.m. CT against the New Orleans Pelicans in a game that will feature two teams fresh off appearances in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The Bucks will also play opening round games against the San Antonio Spurs (Sunday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. CT) and Cleveland Cavaliers (Monday, July 13, at 3 p.m. CT).
The Bucks and Cavaliers also faced off during last season’s Summer League in a game that featured the top two picks from the 2014 NBA Draft – Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker – and was the second-most-viewed NBA Summer League telecast game of all time.
For the third consecutive year, the event will feature a tournament-style schedule, culminating with the crowning of the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 20. Each of the 24 participating teams will play three games apiece from July 10-14 before being seeded in the tournament, which tips off on July 15 and runs through the Championship Game on July 20. Each team will play no fewer than five games during the event. In all, the Samsung NBA Summer League will feature 67 games scheduled over 11 days at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
The Bucks will announce their 2015 NBA Summer League roster at a later date.
The television “Voice of the Bucks,” Jim Paschke, and Bucks.com crew will be at every Milwaukee practice and game in Las Vegas, providing exclusive Samsung NBA Summer League coverage including video highlights, interviews and player features. Summer League Central, located at bucks.com/summerleague, will be updated daily and is the official source for Bucks-related content during the 2015 Samsung NBA Summer League. Fans can stay connected to the Bucks in Vegas using the hash tag #BucksSummerLeague and by following the team on Snapchat at bucksdotcom.
NBA TV will televise all 67 Samsung NBA Summer League games. In addition, fans will again be able to watch games live on NBA.com and via the NBA Game Time App. The NBA will release a complete broadcast schedule at a later date.
BUCKS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE (all times CT):
Fri., July 10: New Orleans – 5 p.m. COX Pavilion
Sun., July 12: San Antonio – 5:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
Mon., July 13: Cleveland – 3 p.m. COX Pavilion
The schedule for elimination round games will be announced following the conclusion of play on Tuesday, July 14.