Orlando Pro Summer League Officially Announced
While a lot of NBA attention is on the June 26th Draft, today came the official announcement for the return of the Orlando Pro Summer League that will be presented by Southwest Airlines July 5th-11th. There will be 10 NBA teams – including your Orlando Magic – that will participate in 5 games over the 7-day period. No team will have to play 3 consecutive games this year, which will ease injury and fatigue worries. The other teams joining the Magic are the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Orlando plays Philadelphia Saturday July 5th at 1 p.m., the Houston Rockets on Monday July 7th at 5 p.m., the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday July 8th at 3 p.m., and the Boston Celtics on Thursday July 10th at 5 p.m. Friday July 11th is ‘Championship Day’ as the seeds will be determined at that instance by points accumulated leading up to the finale.
Just like in previous years, NBA TV will broadcast every game and the event will be closed to the public. All 25 games will take place at Amway Center’s practice court.
Below is the entire July 5th-11th Summer League schedule as well as the rules and returning points system.
Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League Schedule
Saturday, July 5
1st game 9:00 a.m. Brooklyn @ Indiana
2nd game 11:00 a.m. OKC @ Boston
3rd game 1:00 p.m. Orlando @ Philadelphia
4th game 3:00 p.m. Detroit @ Houston
5th game 5:00 p.m. Memphis @ Miami
Sunday, July 6
1st game 3:00 p.m. Memphis @ Detroit
2nd game 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ OKC
3rd game 7:00 p.m. Miami @ Brooklyn
Monday, July 7
1st game 3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Boston
2nd game 5:00 p.m. Houston @ Orlando
3rd game 7:00 p.m. OKC @ Brooklyn
Tuesday, July 8
1st game 3:00 p.m. Orlando @ Memphis
2nd game 5:00 p.m. Miami @ Detroit
3rd game 7:00 p.m. Houston @ Philadelphia
Wednesday, July 9
1st game 3:00 p.m. Indiana @ OKC
2nd game 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Brooklyn
3rd game 7:00 p.m. Boston @ Detroit
Thursday, July 10
1st game 3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Miami
2nd game 5:00 p.m. Boston @ Orlando
3rd game 7:00 p.m. Memphis @ Houston
Friday, July 11, 2014 *Championship Day*
1st game 8:00 a.m. 6th place @ 5th place
2nd game 10:00 a.m. 4th place @ 3rd place
3rd game 12:00 p.m. 2nd place @ 1st place
4th game 2:00 p.m. 8th place @ 7th place
5th game 4:00 p.m. 10th place @ 9th place
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ORLANDO PRO SUMMER LEAGUE RULES
- Four 10-minute quarters
- 10-minute halftime
- Five full timeouts per team per game
- Two one-minute mandatory TV timeouts per quarter on dead ball at 5:59 and again at 2:59
- Maximum of three full timeouts to be used in 4th quarter per team
- One :20 second timeout per team per half
- Three-minute overtime period if necessary
- One full timeout and one :20 second per overtime period per team
- Teams will be in the penalty on the 5th team foul of each quarter
- Teams will be in the penalty in overtime on the 3rd team foul
- No foul-out rule – for each personal foul in excess of six, the opposing team receives two free throws. For each personal foul in excess of 10, the opposing team receives two free throws and the ball.
- 10-minute warm-up/intermission between games
- Each team will play five games over the seven-day event
- Standings will be kept over the first six days of the league according to a point system (described below)
- Every team will play their fifth and final game against the opponent seeded most closely to them in the standings
-For example, the two teams with the highest point totals will play in the Championship game; the teams with the third and fourth-highest point totals play in a third place game, etc.
- Standings over the first six days of the league will be kept using an EIGHT-POINT SYSTEM. In this system, eight points are awarded each game and distributed as follows:
-Four points for winning the game
-One point for every quarter a team wins (in the event of a tied quarter, both teams will receive 0.5 points)
- As a result, the winning team in each game can collect between five to eight points, while the losing team can collect from zero to three points.
CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING CRITERIA
- Day seven Championship seeding will be determined by a team’s total points in the league standings
- In the event of a tie, the following tie-breaker steps will be in place:
Tiebreaker 1: Total point differential
Tiebreaker 2: Total points allowed
Tiebreaker 3: Coin flip
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