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NBA Summer League schedule 2021: How to watch every game from Las Vegas

The 2020-21 NBA season is behind us. The Tokyo Olympics have concluded. Free agency is winding down. What will basketball fans do now?

Watch NBA Summer League action, of course. Top picks from this year’s NBA Draft such as Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley will be looking to make strong impressions in Las Vegas. But NBA Summer League games aren’t just about the rising stars — they also give lesser-known players a chance to snag a roster spot ahead of the new season.

Here is a complete guide to watching NBA Summer League games, including the tipoff time and TV channel for each contest.

MORE: Watch NBA Summer League games live with fuboTV

How to watch NBA Summer League games

NBA Summer League games will be broadcast live on NBA TV, ESPN2 and ESPNU. You can also stream each game on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

NBA Summer League schedule 2021

Aug. 10

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Hawks vs. Pacers 6 p.m. NBA TV
Celtics vs. Nuggets 7 p.m. ESPNU
Bulls vs. Spurs 8 p.m. NBA TV
Pistons vs. Rockets 9 p.m. ESPN
Kings vs. Wizards 10 p.m. NBA TV
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers 11 p.m. ESPNU

Aug. 11

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Bucks vs. Nets 4 p.m. ESPN2
Heat vs. Grizzlies 5 p.m. NBA TV
Cavaliers vs. Magic 6 p.m. ESPN2
Thunder vs. Pelicans 7 p.m. NBA TV
Raptors vs. Warriors 8 p.m. ESPN2
Jazz vs. Mavericks 9 p.m. NBA TV
Knicks vs. Lakers 10 p.m. ESPN2

Aug. 12

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Spurs vs. Hornets 3 p.m. ESPNU
Bulls vs. Timberwolves 4 p.m. NBA TV
Wizards vs. Nets 5 p.m. ESPNU
Pacers vs. Trail Blazers 6 p.m. NBA TV
Magic vs. Celtics 7 p.m. ESPN2
Rockets vs. Raptors 8 p.m. NBA TV
76ers vs. Hawks 9 p.m. ESPN2
Suns vs. Nuggets 10 p.m. NBA TV

Aug. 13

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Timberwolves vs. Bucks 4 p.m. NBA TV
Heat vs. Jazz 5 p.m. ESPNU
Pelicans vs. Cavaliers 6 p.m. NBA TV
Warriors vs. Thunder 7 p.m. ESPN2
Knicks vs. Pistons 8 p.m. NBA TV
Grizzlies vs. Kings 9 p.m. ESPNU
Lakers vs. Clippers 10 p.m. NBA TV

Aug. 14

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Nuggets vs. Mavericks 3 p.m. NBA TV
Hawks vs. Heat 4 p.m. ESPN2
76ers vs. Celtics 5 p.m. NBA TV
Pacers vs. Thunder 6 p.m. ESPN2
Hornets vs. Raptors 7 p.m. NBA TV
Cavaliers vs. Knicks 8 p.m. ESPN2
Trail Blazers vs. Suns 9 p.m. NBA TV
Pistons vs. Lakers 10 p.m. ESPN2

Aug. 15

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Mavericks vs. Kings 3 p.m. ESPN2
Bucks vs. Wizards 4 p.m. NBA TV
Jazz vs. Clippers 5 p.m. ESPN2
Nets vs. Spurs 6 p.m. NBA TV
Timberwolves vs. 76ers 7 p.m. ESPN2
Magic vs. Rockets 8 p.m. NBA TV
Warriors vs. Pelicans 9 p.m. ESPN2
Grizzlies vs. Bulls 10 p.m. NBA TV

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When is the NBA Summer League played?

NBA Summer League games in Las Vegas will be played from Aug. 8-17. All 30 NBA teams will participate, and each team will play four games. The two teams with the best records through four games will face off in the championship on Aug. 17 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Previous NBA Summer League showcases were held in Sacramento, Calif., (Aug. 3-4) and Salt Lake City (Aug. 3-6).

Where does the NBA Summer League take place?

The Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, both located on UNLV’s campus, will host NBA Summer League games.

Fans interested in attending NBA Summer League games can purchase tickets through the NBA Events web site.


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