The 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League concludes Friday with Championship Day, wherein all 10 teams will compete to determine the final standings. Here's a look at who's playing whom and when, and what's at stake:
8 AM, Fifth-Place Game: Detroit Pistons (2-2) at Miami Heat (2-2)
Preview: Preview: These two teams played Thursday, with Detroit getting a one-point victory thanks to Tony Mitchell's putback dunk with 1.7 seconds to play. It must sink the Heat to know that victory might have been theirs had they not committed 26 turnovers or shot 13-of-25 from the foul line.
10 AM, Third-Place Game: Indiana Pacers (2-2) at Utah Jazz (2-2)
Preview: Another rematch of Thursday action. Indy picked up the win in that contest on the strength of its three-point shooting, going 9-of-21 from beyond the arc. First-round Draft choice Solomon Hill drained four of those triples, accounting for all 12 of his points. The Jazz, in contrast to Indiana's marksmanship, missed 14 of their 16 triple-tries.
12 PM, Championship: Oklahoma City Thunder (4-0) at Houston Rockets (4-0)
Preview: Thankfully, the Orlando Pro Summer League title game won't be a rerun, as these two teams did not play each other in the first five days of the competition. Houston has, in Terrence Jones, one of the best players in the competition, but OKC can counter with Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb. Neither is a cinch to play Friday.
2 PM, Seventh-Place Game: Orlando Magic (2-2) at Boston Celtics (2-2)
Preview: The Magic won the previous matchup between these teams, 95-88, behind 18 points, six boards, seven assists, and five steals from Victor Oladipo. However, Boston big man Kelly Olynyk scored almost at will, putting up 25 points in 26 minutes on 9-of-12 shooting. If Orlando can't find an answer for the highly skilled seven-footer, it will struggle to get the win.
4 PM, Ninth-Place Game: Brooklyn Nets (0-4) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-4)
Preview: Unfortunately, the Orlando Pro Summer League is bound to end with a dud, given this matchup of the two winless teams on the week. Philly point guard Michael Carter-Williams can redeem a miserable first five days of competition--he's shooting 26.1 percent on 17.3 field-goal tries per game, with 5.3 turnovers to boot--if he leads his club to a win here. His size advantage against Tyshawn Taylor could be key.
NBA TV will offer live coverage of every game; check your local television listings for more information.
The Orlando Pro Summer League began July 7th. This edition is the first with a tournament-style points system to determine seeding and to, in turn, crown a champion. For more details on the new format, please visit this post.