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SUMMER LEAGUE

Next up for Celtics at summer league: Knicks

Jabari Bird (left) and the Celtics were 2-1 in the preliminary round of summer league.
Jabari Bird (left) and the Celtics were 2-1 in the preliminary round of summer league.(ETHAN MILLER/Getty Images)

It’s been an eventful beginning to summer league for the Celtics. Rookie first-round pick Robert Williams missed his flight to the first practice in Las Vegas, though his former Texas A&M teammate DJ Hogg claimed the mixup was caused by nothing more than a misplaced wallet and ID. And each interaction between restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is dissected with rigor.

Amid all the buzz, basketball is being played. And the Celtics have advanced to the second stage of summer league and will face the Knicks Thursday afternoon at 4:30 Eastern time. The game is part of what is now a single-elimination tournament that will commence Wednesday afternoon when the Clippers face the Wizards.

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The Celtics went 2-1 in the preliminary portion of summer league and are coming off a 100-80 victory over Charlotte Monday night. Jabari Bird and Jarrod Uthoff each scored 16 points for the Green.

Seeding for the single-elimination tournament was determined by won-loss records in the preliminary round, with ties broken using quarter points followed by point differential. Teams that lose in the first round on Wednesday or Thursday will participate in consolation matchups Friday. The winners resume play Saturday and will compete through Tuesday, when a champion is crowned.

Should the Celtics beat the Knicks on Thursday they will face the winner of New Orleans and Miami on Saturday afternoon.

ESPN and NBA TV will show the remaining 37 games from Las Vegas, with ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU televising the championship rounds on Sunday through Tuesday.

Summer League tournament schedule

Wed., July 11

(All times Eastern)

Cox Pavilion

LA Clippers vs. Washington (Game 46) — 4 p.m.

Brooklyn vs. Houston (Game 49) — 6 p.m.

Detroit vs. Minnesota (Game 50) — 8 p.m.

Toronto vs. Denver (Game 52) — 10 p.m.

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Thomas & Mack Center

Sacramento vs. Cleveland (Game 47) — 4:30 p.m.

Chicago vs. Dallas (Game 48) — 6:30 p.m.

Atlanta vs. Indiana (Game 51) — 8:30 p.m.

Golden State vs. Charlotte (Game 53) — 10:30 p.m.

Thurs., July 12

Cox Pavilion

Miami vs. New Orleans (Game 55) — 4 p.m.

Memphis vs. Oklahoma City (Game 57) — 6 p.m.

San Antonio vs. Milwaukee (Game 58) — 8 p.m.

Utah vs. Orlando (Game 60) — 10 p.m.

Thomas & Mack Center

New York vs. Boston (Game 54) — 4:30 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. Phoenix (Game 56) — 6:30 p.m.

Winner of Game 46 vs. LA Lakers (Game 59) — 8:30 p.m.

Winner of Game 51 vs. Portland (Game 61) – 10:30 p.m.

Fri., July 13

Cox Pavilion

Loser of Game 49 vs. Loser of Game 51 (Game 62) — 4 p.m.

Loser of Game 46 vs. Loser of Game 48 (Game 64) — 6 p.m.

Loser of Game 50 vs. Loser of Game 52 (Game 66) — 8 p.m.

Loser of Game 53 vs. Loser of Game 47 (Game 68) — 10 p.m.

Thomas & Mack Center

Loser of Game 54 vs Loser of Game 55 (Game 63) — 4:30 p.m.

Loser of Game 56 vs. Loser of Game 58 (Game 65) — 6:30 p.m.

Loser of Game 60 vs. Loser of Game 57 (Game 67) — 8:30 p.m.

Loser of Game 59 vs. Loser of Game 61 (Game 69) — 10:30 p.m.

Sat., July 14

Cox Pavilion

Winner of Game 48 vs. Winner of Game 50 (Game 70) — 7 p.m.

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Winner of Game 52 vs. Winner of Game 53 (Game 72) — 9 p.m.

Thomas & Mack Center

Winner of Game 47 vs. Winner of Game 49 (Game 71) — 4:30 p.m.

Winner of Game 54 vs. Winner of Game 55 (Game 73) — 6:30 p.m.

Winner of Game 56 vs. Winner of Game 58 (Game 74) — 8:30 p.m.

Winner of Game 60 vs. Winner of Game 57 (Game 75) — 10:30 p.m.

Sun., July 15 — Quarterfinals

Thomas & Mack Center

Winner of Game 59 vs. Winner of Game 70 (Game 76) — 4 p.m.

Winner of Game 72 vs. Winner of Game 71 (Game 77) — 6 p.m.

Winner of Game 61 vs. Winner of Game 73 (Game 78) — 8 p.m.

Winner of Game 74 vs. Winner of Game 75 (Game 79) — 10 p.m.

Mon., July 16 — Semifinals

Thomas & Mack Center

Winner of Game 76 vs. Winner of Game 77 (Game 80) — 8:30 p.m.

Winner of Game 78 vs. Winner of Game 79 (Game 81) — 10:30 p.m.

Tues,. July 17 — Championship

Thomas & Mack Center

Winner of Game 80 vs. Winner of Game 81 (Game 82) — 10 p.m.


Owen Pence can be reached at owen.pence@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @OwenPence.