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NBA TV to Showcase 30 Live Games of Samsung Summer League 2016 from Las Vegas, Beginning Tomorrow, Friday, July 8

Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET with Three Games –
NBA Champion Cleveland vs. Milwaukee, Atlanta vs. Houston and Sacramento vs. Toronto

Top Rookies and Several Second-Year Standouts Expected to Participate

NBA TV’s coverage of Samsung Summer League 2016 from Las Vegas will include 30 live game telecasts over eight days from the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 8. The network’s schedule is highlighted by top 10 picks in this year’s NBA Draft, including the top three overall selections – Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram and the Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown. Second-year standouts scheduled to participate include the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Denver’s Emmanuel Mudiay and Phoenix’s Devin Booker.

The network’s marquee roster of talent will be on site in Las Vegas throughout July. Matt Winer, Vince Cellini, Rick Kamla, Kevin Calabro and Matt Devlin will each provide play-by-play for select games in Las Vegas with a lineup of analysts including Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, Steve Smith, Brent Barry and Greg Anthony, and reporters Kristen Ledlow, Dennis Scott, Jared Greenberg and Ros Gold-Onwude.

The Starters, NBA TV’s collective of fan-focused voices, will offer a 30-minute recap show following the last game from Las Vegas each night (July 8-18). Co-hosts J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas, and contributors Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis will offer nightly highlights, news and information, along with interviews with players and coaches throughout Samsung NBA Summer League 2016.

NBA TV’s Samsung Summer League 2016 highlights & full Summer League game schedule:

2016 NBA Champion Cavaliers Tip Off Samsung Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas – July 8
NBA TV will have the first game of Samsung Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas, with the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers meeting the Milwaukee Bucks (Thon Maker, 10th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft) on Friday, July 8, at 6 p.m. ET. The network’s coverage will continue with the Atlanta Hawks (Taurean Prince, 12th overall via trade, and DeAndre’ Bembry, 21st overall) and the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m., followed by the Toronto Raptors (Jakob Poeltl, 9th overall), vs. the Sacramento Kings, who acquired Georgios Papagiannis (13th overall) and Skal Labissiere (28th overall) via the Phoenix Suns and Malachi Richardson (22nd overall) via the Charlotte Hornets, at 10:30 p.m.

Suns’ First Game of NBA Summer League – July 9
The Suns’ first game of Summer League will be against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, July 9, at 4 p.m. Phoenix added two first-round picks in the 2016 NBA Draft – Dragan Bender (4th overall) and Marquese Chriss (8th overall via trade with the Kings) and will also feature second-year pro Devin Booker, a 2015-16 All-Rookie 1st Team selection. The network’s coverage will also include the Summer League debut for the Chicago Bulls (Denzel Valentine, 14th overall) against the Celtics and No. 3 overall selection Jaylen Brown at 6 p.m.

Nuggets and 2015 No. 7 Overall Pick Emmanuel Mudiay Meet the Grizzlies – July 9
Denver and last year’s No. 7 overall selection, Emmanuel Mudiay, will play the Memphis Grizzlies and rookie Wade Baldwin IV (17th overall), Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m.

Lakers Meet the Warriors – July 11
The Los Angeles Lakers, with 2015 first-round draft picks D’Angelo Russell (2nd overall) and Larry Nance, Jr. (27th overall) and 2016 second overall selection Brandon Ingram, will meet the Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors on Monday, July 11, at 10:30 p.m.

In addition to the live game coverage on NBA TV, the league’s NBA App will provide live scoring, videos, top stories, game alerts, and more. NBA.com will also feature the Summer League Hub presented by Samsung with daily updates, game trackers, video recaps, schedules, stats, bracket pages and NBA style content. 

NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, the NBA's extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports including NBA TV, NBA App, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

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