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SCHEDULE SET FOR FIRST-EVER MGM RESORTS NBA G LEAGUE WINTER SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT

By Joe Kessenich | December 15, 2019

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2019The Memphis Hustle earned the top seed in the MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase tournament, following its first 12 games of action this season.  The Wisconsin Herd (2), Salt Lake City Stars (3) and Grand Rapids Drive (4) round out the four teams in the championship bracket.

The 2019 NBA G League Winter Showcase tips off on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and runs through Sunday, Dec. 22.  The event culminates with a championship game on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 with players on the winning team receiving $100,000.  ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN+ and NBA TV will broadcast the rest of the event while GLeague.nba.com will stream all games.

Under the new tournament format, teams were ranked 1-28 based on their records through their first 12 games of the regular season.  The Hustle, Herd, Stars and Drive will compete in the Championship Bracket while the additional 24 teams have been placed into six four-team pods.

Tournament seeding was determined first by win-loss records through the first 12 games of the regular season.  Ties were broken using head-to-head winning percentage followed by Showcase Points and point differential.  A team received one Showcase Point for each quarter of each game in which it outscores its opponent and half a Showcase Point for each quarter of each game in which it and its opponent tie.

All games at the Winter Showcase count toward regular season records.

The game schedule is below:

 

GM DAY DATE AWAY HOME COURT # PT ET
1 Thu. 12/19/19 Maine #7 Canton #6 1 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
2 Thu. 12/19/19 Stockton #8 Delaware #5 2 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
3 Thu. 12/19/19 South Bay #11 Lakeland #10 1 2:30 PM 5:30 PM
4 Thu. 12/19/19 Windy City #12 Texas #9 2 3:30 PM 6:30 PM
5 Thu. 12/19/19 Capital City #16 Iowa #13* 1 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Thu. 12/19/19 Austin #15 College Park #14* 2 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
7 Thu. 12/19/19 Sioux Falls #19 Agua Caliente #18 1 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
8 Fri. 12/20/19 Raptors 905 #20 Santa Cruz #17 1 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
9 Fri. 12/20/19 Erie #24 Oklahoma City #21* 2 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
10 Fri. 12/20/19 Westchester #23 Greensboro #22* 1 2:30 PM 5:30 PM
11 Fri. 12/20/19 Rio Grande Valley #27 Long Island #26 2 3:30 PM 6:30 PM
12 Fri. 12/20/19 Northern Arizona #28 Fort Wayne #25 1 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
13 Fri. 12/20/19 Salt Lake City #3 Wisconsin #2 2 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
14 Fri. 12/20/19 Grand Rapids #4 Memphis #1 1 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
15 Sat. 12/21/19 WCB/TEX (L) SBL/LAK (L) 1 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
16 Sat. 12/21/19 STO/DEL (L) MNE/CTN (L) 2 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
17 Sat. 12/21/19 WCB/TEX (W) SBL/LAK (W) 1 2:30 PM 5:30 PM
18 Sat. 12/21/19 STO/DEL (W) MNE/CTN (W) 2 3:30 PM 6:30 PM
19 Sat. 12/21/19 CCG/IWA (W) AUS/CPS (W) 1 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
20 Sat. 12/21/19 CCG/IWA (L) AUS/CPS (L) 2 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
21 Sat. 12/21/19 RGV/LIN (L) NAS/FWN (L) 1 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
22 Sun. 12/22/19 SXF/ACC (L) RAP/SCW (L) 1 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
23 Sun. 12/22/19 SXF/ACC (W) RAP/SCW (W) 2 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
24 Sun. 12/22/19 ERI/OKL (W) WES/GBO (W) 1 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
25 Sun. 12/22/19 ERI/OKL (L) WES/GBO (L) 2 3:30 PM 6:30 PM
26 Sun. 12/22/19 SLC/WIS (W) GRD/MHU (W) 1 4:00 PM 7:00 PM
27 Sun. 12/22/19 SLC/WIS (L) GRD/MHU (L) 2 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
28 Sun. 12/22/19 RGV/LIN (W) NAS/FWN (W) 1 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
*Final seed adjusted to avoid intra-divisional game
Championship Bracket
COURT 1 COURT 2

 

About the NBA G League

The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.  Featuring 28 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2019-20 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.  A record 42 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2019-20 season boasted NBA G League experience.  In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.