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The Washington Wizards will clash with the Indiana Pacers on Friday night in the NBA2K23 Summer League. Tip off is slated for 9 p.m. ET from Las Vegas. Coverage will be nationally televised on ESPN2

The NBA2K23 Summer League will run from July 7-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus. The Wizards summer league squad includes Johnny Davis, Vernon Carey Jr., Isaiah Todd, Jordan Schakel and Jaime Echenique. The Pacers summer league roster features players such as Bennedict Mathruin, Isaiah Jackson, Terry Taylor, Chris Duarte and Duane Washington Jr. 

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As of July 14, the Wizards are 1-2 and the Pacers are 2-1 in summer league play.

In their last summer league game, the Wizards lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 106-88. It was a back-and-forth contest that featured 11 lead changes and four ties. The Wizards bench contributed over half the points with 54. Washington allowed 48 points in the paint and trailed by as many as 21. 

Carey Jr. finished with 11 points, four rebounds, and two blocks in 19 minutes. The Charlotte Hornets traded Carey Jr. to the Wizards in February and he played in three games for them last season. The 6-foot-10 big man is the son of former NFL offensive tackle Vernon Carey. 

The Pacers easily handled the Detroit Pistons 101-87 on Tuesday. Indiana never trailed and the bench amounted for 35 points. The Pacers scored 14 fastbreak points and 19 points off turnovers. 

Mathruin registered 20 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Taylor tallied 14 points and nine rebounds. Jackson finished with 14 points and four rebounds. 

The Pacers picked Bennedict Mathruin with the No. 6 overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 swingman out of Arizona was a consensus second-team All-American and the Pac-12 Player of the Year last season. The Canadian averaged 14.8 points and 5.3 rebounds during his two seasons at Arizona. 

Taylor went undrafted in 2021 out of Austin Peay. The 6-foot-5 small forward has appeared in 33 games for the Pacers. Taylor averaged 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. The Kentucky native was a back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2020 and 2021. 

The Pacers selected Jackson with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 power forward posted averages of 8.3 points and 4.1 rebounds during the 36 games of his rookie campaign. Jackson earned SEC All-Defensive Team honors as a freshman while at Kentucky. 

The Wizards decided on Davis with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-4 swingman out of Wisconsin was a consensus first-team All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year last season. Davis averaged 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in his final collegiate season. 

Todd made 12 appearances with the Wizards last season during his rookie campaign. The local product bypassed college and went straight into the G League, where he averaged 12.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. 

Schakel went undrafted in 2021 out of San Diego State. The 6-foot-6 swingman nailed 44 3-pointers for the Capital City Go-Go last season.

Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.

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