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NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Start times, TV channels, and live stream for Saturday

3 must-watch games from Saturday’s Summer League schedule.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

NBA Summer League Friday was a tough act to follow. Between the Suns, Kings and Lonzo Ball’s Lakers debut, there was enough energy-filled basketball to last lifetime.

But just like Daniel with the white vans, the NBA is back at it again on Saturday, this time with an eight-game slate that’ll have you back for more. And while every game is important, especially for you hoops fiends out there, there are a few Saturday night showdowns that you’ve got to see if you’re around at the time:

3 Must-Watch Games

Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3

Between Lauri Markkanen, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn for the Bulls, and electrifying point guard Dennis Smith Jr. on the Mavericks, the midday matchup between Dallas and Chicago is one any basketball savant should have his eyes peeled for.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

The last time Markelle Fultz touched a ball in a game, he looked like this:

The Warriors may very well be the reigning champions, but their Summer League team leaves a bit to be desired. It will be fun to see if 2017’s No. 1 overall pick can live up to his own hype.

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

The Celtics-Lakers rivalry is real, and it’s been reignited with Jayson Tatum and Lonzo Ball leading their respective franchises into the future.

Saturday Summer League Schedule

Tip-off (EST) — Matchup (Channel)

4 p.m. — Wizards vs. Grizzlies (ESPNU/WatchESPN)

Players to watch

WAS: Jared Cunningham, Chris McCullough
MEM: Ivan Rabb, Kobi Simmons, Wade Baldwin IV, Wayne Selden

4:30 p.m. — Mavericks vs. Bulls (ESPN3)

Players to watch

DAL: Dennis Smith Jr., Yogi Ferrell, Johnathan Motley, Dorian Finney-Smith
CHI: Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine, Cameron Payne

6 p.m. — Trail Blazers vs. Jazz (ESPNU)

Players to watch

POR: Caleb Swanigan, Zach Collins, R.J. Hunter, Markel Brown
UTA: Donovan Mitchell, Dante Exum, Tony Bradley, J.P. Tokoto

6:30 p.m. — Raptors vs. Timberwolves (ESPN3)

Players to watch

TOR: Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl, Kennedy Meeks, OG Anunoby
MIN: Justin Patton, Perry Ellis, Moses Kingsley, Marcus Paige

8 p.m. — Heat vs. Spurs (ESPNU/WatchESPN)

Players to watch

MIA: Bam Adebayo,, Okaro White, London Perrantes
SAS: Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Jaron Blossomgame, Cleanthony Early

8:30 p.m. — Celtics vs. Lakers (ESPN/WatchESPN)

Players to watch

BOS: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Ante Zizic, Semi Ojeleye, Kadeem Allen
LAL: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Thomas Bryant, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Kyle Kuzma

10 p.m. — Rockets vs. Cavaliers (ESPNU/WatchESPN)

Players to watch

HOU: Isaiah Hartenstein, Troy Williams, Zhou Qi, Matt Jones
CLE: Kay Felder, Sam Cassell Jr., Brandon Paul, Edy Tavares

10:30 p.m. — 76ers vs. Warriors (ESPN/WatchESPN)

Players to watch

PHI: Markelle Fultz, Markelle Fultz, Markelle Fultz, Markelle Fultz
GSW: Patrick McCaw, Jordan Bell, Xavier Munford, Kevon Looney