by: This is a press release from the Orlando Magic Updated:
Orlando, FL (Orlando Magic) - The Orlando Magic will host the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 7-12, 2013. The 25-game, six-day event will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz.
A new format will be introduced this summer, with two extra teams and an extra day added to the slate. Under the new format, each team will play five games over the six-day event, with a championship day being played on the final day of the league. A point system will establish the standings leading up to the final day, with seven points awarded each game based on: three points for winning the game and one point for winning a quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.
Due to space limitations, the event is not open to the public and will be open only to the media and professional team/league personnel. Fans can access box scores, game recaps and cumulative statistics by visiting www.orlandomagic.com.
A complete game schedule for the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League is listed below. The Magic’s roster will be released at a later date.
Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League Schedule
Sunday, July 7, 2013 Visitor Home
1st game 9:00 a.m. Houston @ Philadelphia
2nd game 11:00 a.m. Boston @ Orlando
3rd game 1:00 p.m. Miami @ Utah
4th game 3:00 p.m. OKC @ Indiana
5th game 5:00 p.m. Detroit @ Brooklyn
Monday, July 8, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. OKC @ Orlando
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Indiana
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Boston @ Detroit
4th game 5:00 p.m. Brooklyn @ Miami
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. Indiana @ Boston
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Detroit @ OKC
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Utah @ Houston
4th game 5:00 p.m. Miami @ Orlando
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. Utah @ Brooklyn
2nd game 1:00 p.m. OKC @ Philadelphia
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Boston @ Houston
Thursday, July 11, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. Indiana @ Utah
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Miami @ Detroit
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Houston @ Brooklyn
4th game 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Orlando
Friday, July 12, 2013 *Championship Day*
1st game 8:00 a.m. 6th place @ 5th place
2nd game 10:00 a.m. 4th place @ 3rd place
3rd game 12:00 p.m. 2nd place @ 1st place
4th game 2:00 p.m. 8th place @ 7th place
5th game 4:00 p.m. 10th place @ 9th place
ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE AMWAY CENTER ON THE MAGIC PRACTICE COURT.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ORLANDO PRO SUMMER LEAGUE RULES
- Four 10-minute quarters
- 10-minute halftime
- Five full timeouts per team per game
- Two one-minute mandatory TV timeouts per quarter on dead ball at 5:59 and again at 2:59
- Maximum of three full timeouts to be used in 4th quarter per team
- One :20 second timeout per team per half
- Three-minute overtime period if necessary
- One full timeout and one :20 second per overtime period per team
- Teams will be in the penalty on the 5th team foul of each quarter
- Teams will be in the penalty in overtime on the 3rd team foul
- No foul-out rule – for each personal foul in excess of six, the opposing team receives two free throws. For each personal foul in excess of 10, the opposing team receives two free throws and the ball.
- 10-minute warm-up/intermission between games
- Each team will play five games over the six-day event
- New to this year’s event will be a Championship Day on the sixth day of the league
- Standings will be kept over the first five days of the league according to a point system (described below)
- Every team will play their fifth and final game against the opponent seeded most closely to them in the standings
-For example, the two teams with the highest point totals will play in the Championship game; the teams with the third and fourth-highest point totals play in a third place game, etc.
- Standings over the first five days of the league will be kept using a SEVEN POINT SYSTEM (similar to the old CBA). In this system, seven points are awarded each game and distributed as follows:
-three points for winning the game
-one point for every quarter a team wins (in the event of a tied quarter, both teams will receive 0.5 points)
- As a result, the winning team in each game can collect between four to seven points, while the losing team can collect from zero to three points.
CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING CRITERIA
- Day six Championship seeding will be determined by a team’s total points in the league standings
- In the event of a tie, the following tie-breaker steps will be in place:
Tiebreaker 1: Total point differential
Tiebreaker 2: Total points allowed
Tiebreaker 3: Coin flip