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NBA TV’s Summer League coverage – the first chance to see many of the NBA’s top rookies in action – will feature 50 live match telecasts at 13 days beginning Monday, July 1. The network’s program – such as live match telecasts from all three Summer League places – will comprise the anticipated first look at a number of the 2019 NBA Draft class. Live match coverage on NBA TV will tip-off on July 1 with three matches, including the Cleveland Cavaliers – that drafted Darius Garland together with the No. 5 selection – facing the San Antonio Spurs and newly drafted Luka Samanic at 7 pm Live event coverage will include 10 match telecasts in the Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League and also the 2019 Utah Jazz Summer League – five from every location – held from July 1-4. Golden 1 Center at Sacramento will host the California Classic Summer League, while the Utah Jazz Summer League games will be held at the team’s Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. NBA TV will comprise back-to-back tripleheader times of live game action from Sacramento and Utah on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, followed with a four-game slate on Wednesday, July 3. The network’s coverage will include the Miami Heat with No. 13 pick Tyler Herro in Sacramento, and the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers in Salt Lake City. Live match coverage will tip off at 7 pm, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 3 rebounds, 5 rebounds, 7 rebounds and 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The matchup between New Orleans Pelicans ahead Zion Williamson and New York Knicks guard-forward RJ Barrett – two of the top three picks in NBA Draft 2019 introduced by State Farm – highlights the 11-day, 83-game schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 at Las Vegas. Williamson and the Pelicans face Barrett and the Knicks on Friday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Every MGM Resorts NBA Summer League match will air live on tv for the 2nd consecutive season, together with ESPN networks and NBA TV merging to televise a record number of matches. Williamson, the No. 1 pick in NBA Draft 2019 introduced by State Farm, returns on Saturday, July 6 to confront Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards in 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Hachimura became the first Japanese-born participant selected in the first round by an NBA team when the Wizards chose him ninth in NBA Draft 2019. Williamson will also take on the Chicago Bulls and fellow top-10 pick Coby White on Monday, July 8, at 9:30 p.m. on NBA TV. MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019, that comprises all 30 NBA teams and the Chinese and Croatian National Teams, will tip off with 10 games on July 5 and continue through Monday, July 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first day of action will comprise five games on NBA TV and also a tripleheader on ESPN. This league provides fans the opportunity to view lots of the league’s top young players, such as this year’s top 10 picks Williamson, RJ Barrett, De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, White, Cam Reddish, Rui Hachimura and Jaxson Hayes. The event opens with all 32 teams playing four preliminary games each. The top eight teams are then seeded at a tournament, which culminates with a Championship Game on July 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Teams that do not qualify for the tournament will each play a consolation game. Every team will play five or more games as many as seven in MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. Last year’s event, won from the Portland Trail Blazers, set records for total presence, combined viewership across ESPN and NBA TV, and visitors to the NBA’s societal and electronic platforms, in addition to fitting the single-day attendance document. For the third consecutive year, ESPN will exhibit every game from Las Vegas via the ESPN App, along with 43 matches on its linear television networks (ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU). NBA TV, co-managed from the NBA and Turner Sports, will air a listing 40 games, starting with the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League opener when the Croatian National Team, making its occasion debut, squares off against the Detroit Pistons and No. 15 select Sekou Doumbouya on July 5 in 3 p.m. ET. NBA TV’s policy of Day 1 will even feature a 5 p.m. ET match between the Minnesota Timberwolves along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who picked Darius Garland with the fifth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. After that game, a 7 p.m. matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and No. 6 overall pick Jarrett Culver vs. the Dallas Mavericks The Trail Blazers begins defense of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League title against the Pistons on July 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. After that day, the Atlanta Hawks, who picked Cam Reddish the 10th pick in NBA Draft 2019 introduced by State Farm, will play with the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m. ET on NBA TV. NBA TV’s on-site commentators in Las Vegas will consist of analysts Brendan Haywood, Caron Butler, Steve Smith, Isiah Thomas, Sam Mitchell and eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, who will function as a guest analyst for the community for the fourth straight year. Matt Winer, Rick Kamla, Pete Pranica, Kristen Ledlow and Jared Greenberg will share play-by-play responsibilities. Allie LaForce, Dennis Scott, Stephanie Ready, Ro Parrish, Ledlow and Greenberg will function as reporters. NBA TV’s signature studio show, NBA GameTime, will feature live episodes following every day’s last game of the night, July 5-15, focusing on the most recent player moves and free agent buzz, also game highlights and news from Summer League. Casey Stern, Winer, Kamla and Chris Miles will rotate hosting duties, alongside analysts Wes Wilcox, Tony Delk, Rex Chapman and Antonio Daniels.