Clippers first team to advance in Summer League tournament

The Los Angeles Clippers are the first team to advance in the Summer League tournament.

The playoffs kicked off Wednesday with eight games between Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. Each team is guaranteed at least two playoff games, with the championship game scheduled for 7 p.m. at Thomas & Mack.

The Clippers beat the Wizards, 89-74 at Cox Pavilion in the first game of the day, and will play the Lakers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Thomas & Mack. The Clippers went 1-2 in preliminary play, and the Lakers received a bye after going 3-0.

Washington’s next opponent has not been determined.

Four Clippers starters had least 14 points, led by Reggie Upshaw’s 24 points and nine rebounds. Angel Delgado had a 14-point, 10-reboud double-double for the Clippers, and 2018 first-round pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 17 points and six assists.

Devin Robinson had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who got 10 points from Centennial High product Troy Brown Jr.

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Contact Justin Emerson at jemerson@reviewjournal.com or (702) 387-2944. Follow @J15Emerson on Twitter.

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