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Game Thread: Clippers Tip Off Summer League Playoffs Against Washington Wizards

Playoffs? In this economy?

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The L.A. Clippers and Washington Wizards will face off this afternoon in the opening game of the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League playoffs. The Clippers are the 17th-seeded team, and the Wizards are the 16th-seeded team. Both finished 1-2 in the preliminary round, but the Wizards were ahead of the Clippers on “Quarter Points” (the amount of individual quarters won during the preliminary round).

Today’s game against the Wizards will be at 1:00 PM Pacific time, broadcast on ESPNU.

The winner of this game will play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night at 5:30 PM in the first round-of-16 game. The winner of that game will advance to the quarterfinals on Sunday.

If the Clippers lose to the Wizards, they’ll play the loser of Chicago vs Dallas on Friday at 3:00 PM. If the Clippers lose to the Lakers, they’ll play the loser of Portland and either Atlanta or Indiana on Friday at 7:30 PM. Either Friday game would be their Summer League finale, while continued winning could carry them through next Tuesday and a total of 8 games played.