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Tournament schedule released for NBA summer league 2018

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Deandre Ayton is guarded by Mo Bamba during the 2018 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 9, 2018. (Getty)

LAS VEGAS -- The defending MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Champion Los Angeles Lakers earned the top seed in the 2018 Summer League tournament, following the first five days of action in Las Vegas. The Portland Trail Blazers (2), Phoenix Suns (3), Denver Nuggets (4) and Houston Rockets (5) round out the top five seeds.

The single-elimination tournament tips off on Wednesday, July 11, at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The tournament will culminate in a championship game on Tuesday, July 17.

Thursday's slate features eight games, including the top-seeded Lakers facing the winner of the 16th-seeded Washington Wizards or the 17th-seeded LA Clippers and the second-seeded Trail Blazers taking on the winner of the matchup between the 15th-seeded Indiana Pacers and the 18th-seeded Atlanta Hawks.

Each of the 30 teams played three games apiece since the event tipped off on July 6, with the results of those games determining the tournament seeding. Seeding for the tournament was determined by win-loss records, with ties being broken using quarter-points followed by point differential. Each team will compete in at least two more games in Las Vegas.

The Lakers and Trail Blazers earned first-round "byes" by virtue of being the first- and second-seeded teams. Teams that lose a game on either Wednesday or Thursday will play a consolation game on Friday. The championship tournament resumes on Saturday with a six-game slate.

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LA Clippers 89 Washington 74
Houston 109 Brooklyn 102
Detroit 64 Minnesota 59
Toronto 85 Denver 77

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Cleveland 96 Sacramento 84
Chicago 95 Dallas 83
Atlanta 107 Indiana 101
Charlotte 87 Golden State 69

Thursday, July 12

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Miami 110 New Orleans 106
Memphis 92 Oklahoma City 85
Milwaukee 83 San Antonio 75
Utah 75 Orlando 70

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Boston 82 New York 75
Philadelphia 88 Phoenix 86
LA Lakers 82 LA Clippers 69
Portland 95 Atlanta 69

Sunday, July 15 - Quarterfinals

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Winner of Game 59 vs. Winner of Game 70 (Game 76) - 4 pm - NBATV Canada
Winner of Game 72 vs. Winner of Game 71 (Game 77) - 6 pm - NBATV Canada
Winner of Game 61 vs. Winner of Game 73 (Game 78) - 8 pm - NBATV Canada
Winner of Game 74 vs. Winner of Game 75 (Game 79) - 10 pm - NBATV Canada

Monday, July 16 - Semifinals

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Winner of Game 76 vs. Winner of Game 77 (Game 80) - 8:30 pm - NBATV Canada
Winner of Game 78 vs. Winner of Game 79 (Game 81) - 10:30 pm - NBATV Canada

Tuesday, July 17 - Championship

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Winner of Game 80 vs. Winner of Game 81 (Game 82) - 10 pm - NBATV Canada

All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

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