Wait no, sorry, I meant Summer League. The NBA’s summer league schedule has been released and the Pacers will play the Brookyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Miami Heat.
The Summer league is officially known as the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, a 25-game oasis of basketball until October. The league will include Indiana as well as Boston, Brooklyn , Miami, Oklahoma City, the Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers.
To pull from the Indy Star and their citing of the summer league rules…
Each team plays a total of five games. Below are the rules per the league’s official website.
A point system will establish the standings leading up to the final day, with eight points awarded each game based on: four points for winning the game and one point for winning a quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.
Last year we saw Rasual Butler earn himself a place on the Pacers roster with an average of 6.2 points 3 rebounds in about 14 minutes of play a game. It is also a chance to see the rookies that have been freshly drafted against a higher level of competition than they faced in college. For Pacers fans this means they’ll get to see…
Pacers Summer League Schedule
Saturday, July 5, 2014
9 a.m. Brooklyn @ Indiana
Monday, July 7, 2014
3 p.m. Indiana @ Boston
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
3 p.m. Indiana @ OKC
Thursday, July 10, 2014
3 p.m. Indiana @ Miami
Friday, July 11, 2014 *Championship Day*
1st game 8 a.m. 6th place @ 5th place
2nd game 10 a.m. 4th place @ 3rd place
3rd game 12 p.m. 2nd place @ 1st place
4th game 2 p.m. 8th place @ 7th place
5th game 4 p.m. 10th place @ 9th place