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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Mavs to open tourney Wednesday

By Bryan Gutierrez

LAS VEGAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' summer league team finished the preliminary round of the Las Vegas Summer League with a record of 2-1. That had them finishing the with No. 10th overall seed for tournament play.

Dallas will have their opening-round game of the tournament against the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday at 3:30 PT.

Each team played a total of three games in the preliminary round and were seeded 1-24 for a single elimination tournament (July 16-17, July 19-21) on the basis of the results of the preliminary round. Seeding for the tournament was determined by record with ties being broken using a specific tie-break criteria.

They will play at least two games in the tournament format.

"The challenge for us is to stay with the process of getting better every game," Mavs summer league head coach Kaleb Canales said. "We're trying to play our best in every game, regardless of the situation. Because of the tournament and the style of it, our challenge is not to make it different for us and our mindset.

"We want to go out there and play well-balanced basketball on both ends of the floor. The rest will take care of itself."

Ricky Ledo led the team in scoring during the preliminary round at 17.7 points per game. Bernard James averaged 14.0 points per game and a team-high 8.0 rebounds per game.