Mavs open summer league play in Las Vegas against Phoenix on July 6

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks will play their first game at the MGM Resorts Summer League in Las Vegas against the Phoenix Suns on July 6 at 8:30 pm CT at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Game 2 for the Mavs will be on July 8 against the Milwaukee Bucks at 6 p.m. CT at Cox Pavilion. The Mavs’ third game is against the Golden State Warriors on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. CT at the Thomas & Mack Center.

For the first time ever, all 30 NBA franchises will have a team in this year’s summer league. And every team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

After the Mavs-Warriors game, (double-elimination) tournament play will begin on July 11 until a champion is crowned on July 17.

Last year a record 127,843 fans attended the Vegas summer league, and this year all 82 summer league games will be televised either on ESPN or NBA-TV.

Mavs point guard Dennis Smith Jr. told Mavs.com last week that he plans to play in the summer league, but not in all of the team’s games. Smith averaged 15.2 points and 5.2 assists during his rookie year this past season.