NBA Sets 2013 Las Vegas Summer League Schedule For Blazers

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The NBA has announced its 2013 Las Vegas Summer League schedule, including games involving the Portland Trail Blazers.

The NBA announced Wednesday the full schedule for the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League, including games involving the Portland Trail Blazers.

Note: Summer League is switching to a tournament format this year which makes the schedule a bit more complicated.

Here's the Blazers' release with schedule information.

The Portland Trail Blazers will tip-off their 2013 NBA Summer League schedule on Saturday, July 13, against the Phoenix Suns at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, it was announced today by the NBA.

This summer's event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule on the campus of University of Nevada Las Vegas that will crown the first ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22. Twenty-two teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16, before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

Following the July 13 game against the Suns (5:30 PM), Portland will play the Los Angeles Lakers at the Thomas & Mack Center on Sunday, July 14 (3:30 PM), completing the preliminary round Tuesday, July 16 vs. the Chicago Bulls at the COX Pavilion (5 PM).

Here's the league's release.

The NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas will feature 22 teams competing in a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

This summer's event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule that will crown the first ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

NBA TV will televise a full slate of NBA Summer League games and live game action will also extend across digital platforms. A complete broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

Tickets for the NBA Summer League 2013 are on sale now. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.

Meyers Leonard, Will Barton, Joel Freeland and Victor Claver among the players expected to play. Elliot Williams also expressed interest in playing with the Blazers in Las Vegas.

Blazersedge will be on site as always for the duration of Summer League. Should be a great time as always.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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