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ESPN & NBA To Offer Innovative Alternative Viewing Experiences During Its 82-Game MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Las Vegas Slate

“Summer League Live”, “Dueling Analysts”, “SkyCam View” and “Hometown Live Call” Available for Select Games
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ESPN is teaming up with the NBA to offer several innovative alternative viewing experiences on ESPN3 and the ESPN App for select games during its 82-game coverage of 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League from Las Vegas, Nev. The annual event tips off today, Friday, July 6, at 3 p.m. ET. The alternative viewing experiences include:

“Summer League Live” – this is the full in-arena experience with continuous coverage throughout the game, including live in-venue entertainment, and updates on fashion and lifestyle. Viewers can also expect interactive social elements that will allow them to affect the live telecast.
“Dueling Analysts” – a unique approach that will gamify a broadcast by pitting analysts against each other in fun and competitive fashion.
“SkyCam View” – SkyCam will serve as the main camera angle and provide a trailing view of the game action, including the “flip n spin” which was made popular through basketball video games.
“Hometown Live Call” – viewers looking for the “hometown live call” with their local announcers will have the option of switching over for a listen.
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU will combine to carry all 82 games from MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas live starting today with 10 games. The schedule culminates with the Summer League Championship Game on Tuesday, July 17, at 10 p.m. on ESPN. Veteran NBA play-by-play commentator Mark Jones, analyst Chauncey Billups and reporter Jorge Sedano will call the Championship game. This is the first year all 30 NBA teams are participating in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League from Las Vegas. The event emanates from the Thomas & Mack Center and the Cox Pavilion at UNLV.

Tonight, July 6, at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN, the 2018 NBA Draft’s number one pick Deandre Ayton will debut with the Phoenix Suns as they play the Dallas Mavericks. Tomorrow, Saturday, July 7, the Suns will square off against the Sacramento Kings and number two NBA Draft pick Marvin Bagley III at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Earlier that day, ESPN will televise the Atlanta Hawks and number five draft pick Trae Young playing the New York Knicks and number nine pick Kevin Knox at 5:30 p.m.

Several top ESPN NBA commentators, including Chauncey Billups, Doris Burke, P.J. Carlesimo, Fran Fraschilla, Seth Greenberg, Cassidy Hubbarth, Mark Jones, Marc Kestecher, and Alvaro Martin will contribute to MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Las Vegas coverage.

The Jump, hosted by Rachel Nichols, will take its show on the road to Las Vegas for on-site shows, including a 30-minute special on Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m. on ESPN. SportsCenter will also provide comprehensive on-site coverage, including live news reports and updates from ESPN reporters, including Chris Haynes, Adrian Wojnarowski and Shelley Smith.

ESPN.com will document MGM Resorts NBA Summer League and on-going free agency with several reporters on site, including Kevin Arnovitz, Nick Friedell, Jonathan Givony, Chris Haynes, Zach Lowe, Jackie MacMullan, Bobby Marks, Kevin Pelton, Mike Schmitz, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ohm Youngmisuk, and more.

Consistent with previous years, all Summer League games on ESPN3 will co-exist with NBA TV. Every game from MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Las Vegas will stream on the ESPN App.

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Las Vegas

Date Time (ET) Game Network Alternative Viewing Experience
Fri, July 6 3:00 P.M. Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers ESPN3
3:30 P.M. Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans ESPNU
5:00 P.M. Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic ESPN3
5:30 P.M. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Bobcats ESPNU
7:00 P.M. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons ESPN3
7:30 P.M. Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN
9:00 P.M. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards ESPN3

9:30 P.M. Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns ESPN

“Summer League Live”

11:00 P.M. Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves ESPN3

11:30 P.M. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors ESPN
Sat, July 7

3:00 P.M. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz ESPN3

3:30 P.M. San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers ESPN2

5:00 P.M. Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans ESPN3

5:30 P.M. New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks ESPN

7:00 P.M. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets ESPN3

7:30 P.M. Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings ESPN

9:00 P.M. Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies ESPN3

9:30 P.M. Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers ESPN2

11:00 P.M. Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN3

11:30 P.M. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers ESPN “Summer League Live”
Sun, July 8

3:00 P.M. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN3

3:30 P.M. Washington Wizards vs. San Antonio Spurs ESPN2

5:00 P.M. Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat ESPN3
5:30 P.M. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta hawks ESPN2
7:00 P.M. Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks ESPN3
7:30 P.M. Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets ESPN2 “Hometown Live Call”
9:00 P.M. Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks ESPN3
9:30 P.M. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic ESPN2
11:00 P.M. Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers ESPN3
11:30 P.M. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls ESPN2
Mon, July 9 3:00 P.M. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons ESPNU
3:30 P.M. Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder ESPN3
5:00 P.M. Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers ESPN2
5:30 P.M. Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN3
7:00 P.M. Charlotte Bobcats vs. Boston Celtics ESPN2
7:30 P.M. Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks ESPN3 “Hometown Call”
9:00 P.M. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets ESPNU
9:30 P.M. Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns ESPN3 “Dueling Analysts”
11:00 P.M. Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves ESPNU
11:30 P.M. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets ESPN3
Tue, July 10 4:00 P.M. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN3
4:30 P.M. Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat

ESPNU
6:00 P.M. Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls ESPN3
6:30 P.M. Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies ESPN2
8:30 P.M. Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks ESPN2
Wed, July 11 4:00 P.M. First Round ESPNU
4:30 P.M. First Round ESPN3 “SkyCam View”
6:00 P.M. First Round ESPN2
6:30 P.M. First Round ESPN3
8:00 P.M. First Round ESPN2
8:30 P.M. First Round ESPN3 “SkyCam View”
10:00 P.M. First Round ESPN2
10:30 P.M. First Round ESPN3
Thu, July 12 4:00 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN3
4:30 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN2
6:00 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN3
6:30 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN2
8:00 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN3
8:30 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN2
10:00 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN3
10:30 P.M. First & Second Round ESPN2
Fri, July 13 4:00 P.M. Consolation ESPNU
4:30 P.M. Consolation ESPN3
6:00 P.M. Consolation ESPNU
6:30 P.M. Consolation ESPN3
8:00 P.M. Consolation ESPNU
8:30 P.M. Consolation ESPN3
10:00 P.M. Consolation ESPNU
10:30 P.M. Consolation ESPN3
Sat, July 14 4:00 P.M. Second Round ESPN3
4:30 P.M. Second Round ESPN2
6:00 P.M. Second Round ESPN3
6:30 P.M. Second Round ESPN2
8:30 P.M. Second Round ESPN2
10:30 P.M. Second Round ESPN2
Sun, July 15 4:00 P.M. Quarterfinals ESPN2
6:00 P.M. Quarterfinals ESPN2
8:00 P.M. Quarterfinals ESPN2
10:00 P.M. Quarterfinals ESPN2
Mon, July 16 8:30 P.M. Semifinals ESPN2
10:30 P.M. Semifinals ESPN2
Tue, July 17 10:00 P.M. Championship Game ESPN

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