Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks summer league squad takes on the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday in the opening round of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament. (Image capture from youtube.com)

Milwaukee Bucks Open Las Vegas Summer League Tourney Tonight

The Milwaukee Bucks finished round-robin play in the Las Vegas Summer League with an 0-3 record and wound up with the No. 21 seed out of the 24 participating teams (23 NBA squads and a D-League Select team).

That leaves Milwaukee opening the single-elimination portion of the league schedule Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Central, when they take on the 12th-seeded San Antonio Spurs at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The winner of that game goes on to take on the No. 5 seeded Utah Jazz at 5:30 p.m. Central on Thursday. Utah, as did all the top eight seeds, received a first-round bye.

The loser of tonight’s game between the Bucks and the Spurs will have one more game to play on Friday at 3:30 p.m., against the loser between the 22nd-seeded Atlanta Hawks and the 11th-seeded Golden State Warriors.

The quarterfinals will be played Saturday, the semifinals Sunday and the championship on Monday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been Milwaukee’s leading scorer thus far in the Summer League, averaging 16 points, 5.3 rebounds, a team-leading 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 31.7 minutes per game, while shooting .410/.300/.722.

No. 2 overall draft pick Jabari Parker is averaging 14 points, a team-high 7.3 rebounds and a team-best two steals in 29 minutes per game. Parker hasn’t shot well, though, hitting at a .375/.200/.667 clip.

Nate Wolters has averaged 9.7 points, three rebounds and 1.3 steals in 24 minutes a game for the Bucks.

San Antonio was 2-1 during round-robin play, with wins over Sacramento and New Orleans and a loss to the Cavaliers. Austin Daye is their leading scorer and rebounds at 14 points and 8.3 boards per game.

The tournament bracket is below.


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