Where and when: The Washington Wizards take on the Denver Nuggets in the consolation round of the Las Vegas Summer League Tournament Friday, July 17, at 10 p.m ET in Cox Pavilion.
TV: You can stream the game with NBA Summer League Live, which costs $5. The game will also be available on ESPN 3/Watch ESPN.
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Can the Wizards slow down the Nuggets' perimeter attack?
Washington couldn't find a way to slow down Seth Curry and Larry Drew III as the Pelicans eliminated the Wizards from the Summer League tournament on Thursday night. They'll get a chance to redeem themselves against another high-powered perimeter attack tonight.
Emmanuel Mudiay has gotten most of the headlines, which makes sense since he was the seventh overall pick in the draft and has averaged 12 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 rebounds in Vegas, but the Nuggets have other threats as well. Erick Green, Gary Harris and Ian Clark are also averaging over 10 points per game for Denver.
Kelly Oubre has shown he can be effective in limiting one player, but he can be very boom or bust when he tries to overhelp or play passing lanes. He'll have his work cut out for him trying to figure out the best way to slow down all of the Nuggets options.
Will Oleksiy Pecherov make an appearance?
You heard that name right. Pecherov, the Wizards' first round pick in 2006, is on the Nuggets' Summer League roster.
Surprise #NBASummerLeague appearance by #IGetBuckets Oleksiy Pecherov on #Nuggets. pic.twitter.com/wiFwpQfhVL— Ledell's Place (@LedellsPlace) July 11, 2015
Pecherov hasn't played a minute for the Nuggets in their first four games, but now that the Nuggets are out of contention, hopefully he'll get some burn in tonight's game before Summer League action wraps up.
Let's take it step further. It would be cruel to bring him all the way out to Las Vegas and not get a chance to play tonight. And let's be real, no crowd would be able to appreciate his unique career more than the crowd for a Vegas Summer League game between the Wizards and Nuggets. Honestly, he should play the whole fourth quarter, if not the whole game. We could make it Oleksiy Pecherov tribute night. Everyone who comes to the game gets a free bucket, son.