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Wizards vs. Suns 2015 Summer League: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

Where and when: The Washington Wizards take on the Phoenix Suns in Summer League action at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 11, at 6 p.m ET.

TV: The game will be available on CSN Washington. You can also stream the game with NBA Summer League Live, which costs $5.

Remind me, how does Summer League work again?

Summer League works a lot like the World Cup. There's a preliminary round, where each team plays three games. Based on the results of those three games, all 24 teams are seeded into a tournament. The top eight teams receive a first round bye. and the teams battle it out for the Summer League title.

So how does the NBA seed the teams based on only three games? Well, it gets a little weird. Here's the explanation on how it works from the NBA:

Tie-Break Criteria

1. Two Teams Tied. In the case of a tie in preliminary round records involving only two teams, the following criteria will be utilized in the following order:

  • Head-to-head matchup: team that won the game between the two teams in the preliminary round, if applicable, receives the higher seed
  • Quarter system points*: team with the higher quarter point total receives the higher seed
  • Point differential: the team with the better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents receives the higher seed
  • Random drawing: higher seed shall be determined by a "coin-flip"

2. More Than Two Teams Tied. In the case of a tie in preliminary round records involving more than two teams, the following criteria will be utilized in the following order:

  • Quarter system points*: team with the higher quarter point total receives the higher seed
  • Point differential: the team with the better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents receives the higher seed
  • Random drawing: higher seed shall be determined by a "coin-flip"

Long story short: There's no time to relax in Summer League, even if the game's a blowout, there's always a reason to keep competing.

Storylines

What will Kelly Oubre show today? There's been a lot of talk about Kelly Oubre since the Wizards traded up to get him with the 15th pick on the 2015 NBA DraftIs he a knuckleheadIs he basketball literate? Is he the second coming of Kawhi Leonard? We won't be any closer to knowing for sure after Saturday's action, but we'll be closer to forming a solid opinion on the subject, so that's nice. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how often Oubre goes up against the Devin Booker, who was drafted two spots ahead of Oubre in the draft.

How will Aaron White and Dez Wells respond to the Wizards' roster moves? The Wizards signed Drew Gooden to fill out their roster shortly after announcing the final roster for their Summer League team. Barring an unbalanced trade or the Wizards buying someone out, there's no room for the Wizards' second round pick, or Wells, who reportedly was considered for a roster spot earlier this summer. Now that we know the odds are not in either player's favor to make the team this season, will they still play with the same fervor as if they're were competing for a spot this season? Let's hope so.

At the same time, it probably doesn't help that Wells that he hurt his wrist in the Wizards' final practice before heading to Nevada:

Even if White and Wells won't be able to make the roster this season, good outings this season will help them catch the eyes of good teams overseas or in the D-League where they can continue to grow. The better they perform, the more the better teams will consider them, which makes them more intriguing prospects when their time comes.