Golden State Warriors (2-1) vs. Atlanta Hawks (0-3)
3 p.m. PST
Cox Pavilion - Las Vegas, NV
Online: ESPN3 | Live stream: Summer League Live
After suffering a rare loss in Las Vegas Summer League on Monday night, the Golden State Warriors (2-1) will enter the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League championship tournament as the 11th seed.
Their first opponent is the Atlanta Hawks who went 0-3 in their preliminary games and got blown out of their last contest against the Portland Trailblazers, who Brad Rowland of SB Nation's Peachtree Hoops claims is the best team in Vegas.
Upcoming tournament games
Unfortunately, Portland is exactly who Golden State will have to face should they advance past the Hawks.
You click here for the entire bracket but Conrad Mostiller of SB Nation's University of Buffalo site Bull Run laid out the Warriors' path forward as Buffalo fans follow Warriors forward Mitchell Watt.
If they win, they face Portland at 3pm on Thursday. If they lose, Golden State ends their Summer League Friday at 1:30 pm against the Spurs or Milwaukee.
If the Warriors defeat Portland, they face either Houston, Toronto or Cleveland in the Quarterfinals, 3pm on Saturday. If they lose, the Warriors end their Summer League against San Antonio Milwaukee, or Utah at 5:30pm on Friday.
Interview with Kirk Lacob about Holiday, Nedovic
The folks from The Couch Boys are down in Vegas and they posted a fanpost with their video interview with Warriors assistant GM Kirk Lacob about the performance of Justin Holiday and Nemanja Nedovic thus far. Lacob said the Warriors like what Nedovic did offensively in the first game and defensively in the second. That was apparently prior to the Warriors' loss to the L.A. Lakers on Monday night in which Nedovic scored just 3 points on 1-for-3 shooting. Game-high 4 assists aside, his impact was minimal at best and at worst he's being outplayed by undrafted rookie Aaron Craft as Andy described in his recap.
For more on the Warriors' path to defending their summer league title, check out our 2014 Warriors Summer League section.
To discuss the Brandon Rush signing, please head over to the post already published here.