Vegas Summer League TV Schedule 2012: How to Follow the Action for Today's Games
The NBA's Vegas Summer League kicks off another day of action at 4:00 p.m. ET on July 21. Here are a couple ways to follow along with the action.
How to Follow the Action
TV: NBA TV
Online: Summer League Broadband Application on NBA.com
ScoreTracker: NBA.com Link
For those without NBA TV, the online application is extremely useful for those who love the NBA enough to drop $5 on the summer league. The ScoreTracker is always useful to track the stats for all of your favorite players.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Portland's Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard get to take a look at the end of Miami's bench in this matchup. The Heat have a supremely talented team for the regular season, but their Summer League team doesn't exactly have great talent. The top scorers heading into this matchup are Portland's Lillard with 26.5 points per game and Miami's Terrel Harris with 15.5 points per game.
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Kawhi Leonard has been turning into a point-scoring machine for the Spurs, as he has scored 23 and 27 points in his first two games. Bernard James is an interesting name to watch for Dallas, as he is a 27-year-old Air Force veteran and has gotten two double-doubles in the Summer League. The Mavericks and Spurs match up well today and should create some fun basketball to watch.
Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Hornets
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
The Hornets are missing out on Anthony Davis as he is with the US Men's Olympic team. With Davis out, Austin Rivers has to take leadership of the Hornets' summer league team. The Warriors team features their top draft picks in Festus Ezeli, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green. The Warriors are essentially fielding their starters in their summer league team, so expect them to win this one.
NBA D-League Select vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
The Timberwolves have an inept GM, but his Summer League team will end up beating to the D-Leage Select team. There is definitely some talent with the Timberwolves, as Lior Eliyahu and Wes Johnson make a solid pair of forwards for them. The D-League Select players are in a tryout for the NBA teams to even give them a shot in camp, but will likely lose.
Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
The Bulls allow Teague to get his feet wet against fringe NBA level talent in this game against Adam Morrison and the Clippers. This game features the most NBA-ready talent and will look closest to a real NBA game out of any in the Summer League this year. It should be a close one, but the Bulls will come away with the win.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
The Summer League is all about getting the rookie and sophomores ready for the regular season. Tony Wroten is looking like he will develop a little bit quicker than most and should be an early contributor for the Grizzlies. The Suns took Kendall Marshall in the first round of the draft and will hope for him to use the summer league to let him develop a little bit more into the next Steve Nash.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger both look NBA-ready and have the Celtics sitting pretty right now with their frontcourt rotation. John Henson and Doron Lamb both have been performing well for Milwaukee this summer. The Celtics will win this one, but both teams have a lot of talent and should be excited for their futures.
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek, runs the NFL Draft Website ScarDraft.com and is the host of Kvetching Draftniks Radio.
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