Warriors receive top seed in NBA Summer League Championship

Summer League highlights -- Warriors 84, Bucks 72

Warriors receive top seed in NBA Summer League Championship
July 17, 2013, 10:45 am
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The Warriors defeated the Wizards, Kings and Bucks en route to the top seed in the tournament. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

After a 3-0 start to the 2013 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, the Golden State Warriors were awarded the first seed entering the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship, a five-day tournament crowning one of 22 teams.

With the three wins, Golden State set a Las Vegas Summer League record with 10 consecutive victories dating back to 2010.

The Warriors will play again on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of Wednesday's game between the 16th-seeded Mavericks and 17th-seeded Clippers. The championship will be played on July 22 at 6 p.m.

Kent Bazemore is leading the way for Golden State, scoring 47 points over three games. Draymond Green is right behind him with 40.

The Warriors' path to the top seed went through Washington, Sacramento and Milwaukee.

They defeated the Wizards 56-52 in the opener on Saturday, earning a victory in the lowest-scoring game in league history. Bazemore and Green stood out, with Dwayne Jones contributing off the bench.

[REWIND: Warriors top Wizards in low-scoring summer league opener]

Then the Warriors defeated the Kings 80-66 on Monday. While they did not shoot the ball particularly well, they played stout defense against the Kings and used a big second quarter to put them away.

[REWIND: Warriors beat Kings, extend Summer League streak to 10]

Golden State completed the clean sweep by beating the Bucks 84-72 on Tuesday. Lance Goulbourne led the Warriors in scoring with 13 points and nine rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench. Ian Clark and Cam Jones each scored 11.

[REWIND: Warriors beat Bucks for 3-0 Summer League start]

Following the first three games, the 22 Summer League teams are seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Seeds 1-10 earn a bye in the first round games played on Wednesday, July 17.