Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls lock horns in the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on July 8th, 2017 4:30 PM EST at University of Nevada. NBA TV will do the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
The 11-day event -NBA Summer League 2017 will feature 67-game competition and will see its championship game played on Monday, July 17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion in Las Vegas. A record 24 teams will play in a tournament-style format.
Date and Time: July 8th, 2017 4:30 PM EST
Venue: Las Vegas, NV
TV: NBA TV (US)
The Mavericks are 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League champions and all thanks to Johnathan Motley, who made the game-winning jump shot with 0.3 seconds remaining to help the franchise to grab its first summer crown after an 83-81 overtime win against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.
Only rookie Johnathan Motley and Chinese superstar Ding Yanyuhang will be the familiar faces in Las Vegas fresh off the Thursday’s game in Florida.
Dorian Finney-Smith, Yogi Ferrell, Nicolas Brussino, and No. 9 overall pick Dennis Smith Jr. are expected to show off their skills in the Vegas squad. Mavs assistant Jamahl Mosley, who coached the team in 2016 will serve as the head coach this year as well.
The Bulls are coming off a disheartening Summer League opening at Orlando, losing all four of the games played. They are the defending champion of Las Vegas Summer League and will hope to start big on Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks.
Bulls have new additions of two players from the Jimmy Butler trade- No. 1 draft pick Lauri Markkanen, and point guard Kris Dunn. Zach LaVine will miss Las Vagas as well as he remains in rehabilitation after knee surgery.
Second year draft picks Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser will be up playing in Las Vegas along with Cameron Payne, who was acquired in the Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott trade.