What you see above is the result of seeding for the knockout round of the NBA’s inaugural Summer League Championship bracket. Here’s how it shakes out for the Raptors:
– As a result of their 2-1 record through the preliminary round, the Raptors found themselves among the top half of the 22 teams here in Las Vegas.
– The second tiebreaker however, is quarters “won” in the preliminary round. The Raptors outscored opponents in eight of 12 quarters through their first three games — good enough to get them the sixth seed and a first round bye in the championship bracket as a top ten team.
– This means the Raptors will face the winner of today’s New Orleans Pelicans (#11) vs. Denver Nuggets (#22) matchup from COX Pavillion at 6 PM ET.
– The Raptors second-round game vs. either the Pellies or Nuggets is scheduled to go at 6 PM ET on Thursday from COX Pavillion and will be LIVE on NBA TV Canada at 6 PM ET. Or for five bucks, you can watch the remainder of the tournament on any desktop, tablet or mobile device live and on demand with NBA Summer League Live.