How to watch NBA Summer League Championship: Rockets vs. Cavaliers time, TV channel, live stream

Cam Whitmore

Houston Rockets' Cam Whitmore dunks against the Detroit Pistons during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The 2023 NBA Summer League Championship will be played between the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, July 17 (7/17/2023) at 9 p.m. ET.

The championship will be broadcast on ESPN, and can be streamed live on fuboTV (free trial) and other live TV services.

Stream the 2023 NBA Summer League on fuboTV (free trial).

These are two unbeaten (5-0) teams, fresh off major semifinal wins. The Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 115-101, while the Cavs beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-99 in overtime. Now these teams will each look for their first NBA Summer League rings, which were first introduced last season.

The Rockets will be missing their top players, like Jabari Smith Jr., Tari Eason and Amen Thompson, but they’ll look to Cam Whitmore, the No. 20 pick at this year’s draft, for more standout performance in the Championship. Whitmore will have to contend with Cleveland’s strong defense, and stellar scoring from Isaiah Mobley.

Despite his hype and No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama was not able to propel the San Antonio Spurs to the championship. He played just two games during the Summer League, and is now resting for the remainder of the season.

Here’s how to tune in.

What: NBA Summer League

Who: Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

When: Monday, July 17

Where: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Time: 9 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Channel finder: Verizon Fios, Xfinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV

Live stream: fuboTV (free trial), DirecTV Stream (free trial), Sling (half off first month), Hulu + Live TV

Cord cutters can sign up for fuboTV (free trial), DirecTV Stream (free trial) or Sling (half off first month) to enjoy broadcasts of ESPN.

Cable subscribers can login on ESPN.com with their cable credentials to enjoy a free live stream of the channel.

Can I bet on the game?

Yes, you can bet on the NBA Summer League from your phone in New York State, and we’ve compiled some of the best introductory offers to help navigate your first bets from BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, PointsBet, Caesars and BetRivers.

The Cavs are -145 to win, according to DraftKings.

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Story by The Associated Press

Isaiah Mobley is making the progression the Cleveland Cavaliers wanted.

Mobley scored 23 points, including the winning shot in overtime, giving the Cavaliers a 102-99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday to advance to the NBA Summer League championship game.

Cleveland will play the Houston Rockets, who beat the Utah Jazz 115-101 to reach Monday’s final game.

With the Cavaliers needing to hit the target score of 101 in OT, Mobley went 1-on-1 and maneuvered his way into the lane, where he faked a turnaround jumper and sank a soft one-handed shot to seal the win and keep Cleveland (5-0) unbeaten in Summer League play. Mobley, a second-round pick by the Cavaliers in 2022, finished 9 of 15 from the field with seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

Emoni Bates, this year’s second-round pick, continued his consistent play in Las Vegas with his fifth straight double-digit scoring game for Cleveland, finishing with 20 points and seven rebounds. Bates had four points in overtime.

Luke Travers added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs.

Jalen Wilson had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets (3-2). Armani Brooks added 22 points and Matt Lewis chipped in with 14. Both of Brooklyn’s losses this summer were to Cleveland.

Noah Clowney, one of Brooklyn’s first-round picks, was scoreless in seven minutes while going 0 for 4 from the floor.

The Rockets (5-0) defeated a Jazz team that played without all three first-round draft picks.

Journeyman Nate Hinton, who went undrafted in 2020, led the way with 27 points for Houston while first-round draft pick Cam Whitmore continued to shine in Las Vegas with 25 points, four rebounds and four assists. Whitmore was the 20th pick in this year’s draft.

Jermaine Samuels Jr. had 13 points and 10 assists in the win.

Keshawn Justice, Micah Potter and Colbey Ross all had 20 points for the Jazz (4-1), who fell behind early and were unable to battle back. Nick Ongenda added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Utah.

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