Las Vegas – The 2012 NBA Summer League is set to tip off this Friday, July 13 at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
The 2012 competition will mark the eighth summer that the league has been held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2004, and will feature 23 NBA teams and a squad of NBA Development League standouts. Each of the participating teams will play five games each for a total of 60 contests over the course of the event’s 10 days.
The 2012 NBA Summer League will showcase 13 of the top 14 picks in this year’s NBA Draft. The action tips off July 13 at 1 p.m. PT with the Atlanta Hawks playing the Washington Wizards in the first of four scheduled games that day at COX Pavilion. Other teams participating in opening day action include the Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors.
NBA TV will televise 57 games, including 38 live from both the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion.