The eighth day of the 2017 NBA Summer League is the consolation round, with the losers from Wednesday’s games facing off against the losers from Thursday’s games. It will feature eight games in total — four in the Thomas & Mack Center and four in the adjacent Cox Pavilion.
For all the teams playing today, this is the last day for any players who are on the bubble to make their case for a roster spot.
The 11-day NBA Summer League will present 67 games in total. A record 24 teams will participate in the tournament-style format, which culminates with a championship game that will be televised by ESPN on July 17.
Game of the day
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers — Both of these find themselves down to their last game after starting out 3-0 in the Summer League. Perhaps it is fitting, given the mystique of Vegas, where one’s luck can change in the blink of an eye.
What to look for
* Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson has averaged 17.4 points, but only scored 13 yesterday’s 102-98 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Watch for him to bounce back today in his final game, should he play. Also, look for Marquese Chriss to come out looking for his shot after going 1-for-4 last night if he plays after turning an ankle Thursday.
* New Orleans Pelicans guard Quinn Cook is averging 20.6 points shooting more than 50 percent from the field and more than 45 percent from three-point range. Look for him and Cheick Diallo (18.6 pts, 9.8 rebs) to put on one final show for the fans at Cox Pavilion.
* It was almost all Kay Felder (25 points) last night for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, 94-83. Who will step up and fight for a bit of redemption since getting bounced from tournament play after going undefeated their first three games?
At Cox Pavilion
Atlanta vs. Houston, 1 p.m. (Rockets -2 ½, 171 ½)
Utah vs. Milwaukee, 3 p.m. (Bucks -1, 161)
New Orleans vs. Denver, 5 p.m. (Nuggets -3 ½, 167 ½)
Sacramento vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m. (Suns -1 ½, 168 ½)
At Thomas & Mack
Washington vs. Minnesota, 1:30 p.m. (Timberwolves -2, 164)
Golden State vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 3:30 p.m. (Clippers -4, 168 ½)
Philadelphia vs. Chicago, 5:30 p.m. (76ers -1½, 174 ½)
Toronto vs. Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. (Cavaliers -2, 169½)
Per session: $30 adults, $20 kids 12 and under
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Roster’s for teams playing today