Preliminary play at the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League wrapped up Tuesday night, meaning tournament play begins Wednesday afternoon.
The 0-3 Milwaukee Bucks earned the 21st seed (out of 24) and will face the 12-seed San Antonio Spurs (2-1) at 5:30p.m. CT (3:30 local time) at the Thomas & Mack Center – that’s the larger of the two venues.
Milwaukee was one of four teams to go winless in preliminary play, joining the Hawks, Hornets and Timberwolves. The Bucks earned 4.5 points – learn all about how that works here – giving them a narrow tiebreaker over the other three winless teams, which each recorded 4.0 points.
The top-seeded Chicago Bulls (3-0) led all teams with 12.0 points.
San Antonio was one of eight teams to go 2-1 but finished with only 4.0 points, resulting in the lowest seed of any two-win squad. The Spurs feature an intriguing roster headlined by 2014 first round pick Kyle Anderson. The UCLA product is joined by undrafted free agent Melvin Ejim – he’s the one who put 48 and 18 on TCU last season – and former Marquette standout, and Madison, WI native, Vander Blue. Trey McKinney-Jones, who was in training camp with the Bucks last saeson, is also on the roster.
Here’s the full roster:
The Spurs knocked off the Sacramento Kings 85-69 in their LVSL opener and fell to Andrew Wiggins and the Cavaliers in Game 2 on Sunday. They concluded preliminary play Monday with an 88-86 win over the Pelicans.
If the Bucks win Wednesday, they’ll move onto a rematch against the five-seed Jazz (2-1) in round two (Thursday, 5:30p.m. CT). Utah handled Milwaukee 87-71 Monday behind 29 points, including seven threes, from rookie Rodney Hood.
The loser of Wednesday’s matchup will play one final game against the loser of defending tournament champion Golden State (2-1) vs. Atlanta (0-3). That game would be played Friday at 3:30p.m. CT.
Here’s the complete tournament schedule.