NBA In-Season Tournament schedule 2023: Full bracket, TV channels, scores for Knockout Rounds

This week, a champion will be crowned for the NBA’s first-ever In-Season Tournament.

After 22 of the league’s 30 teams were eliminated, eight quarterfinalists are left to compete for the inaugural NBA Cup. The Quarterfinals will be played in the home markets of the top In-Season Tournament seeds in each conference. The Semifinals and Finals will then be played at a neutral location in Las Vegas.

With the bracket for the Knockout Round of the In-Season Tournament set, here is the schedule for each remaining game, including TV and streaming information.

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NBA In-Season Tournament schedule 2023


(Played at the home arena of the higher-seeded team.)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 4 Pacers 122, Celtics 112 7:30 p.m. TNT
Dec. 4 Pelicans 127, Kings 117 10 p.m. TNT
Dec. 5 Bucks 146, Knicks 122 7:30 p.m. TNT
Dec. 5 Lakers 106, Suns 103 10 p.m. TNT


(Played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 7 Pacers 128, Bucks 119 5 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 7 Lakers 133, Pelicans 89 9 p.m. TNT


(Played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 9 Lakers vs. Pacers 8:30 p.m. ABC

2023 NBA In-Season Tournament bracket

How to watch NBA In-Season Tournament

  • TV channels: ESPN | TNT | ABC
  • Live streams: Fubo | Sling TV

The remainder of the NBA In-Season Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN, TNT and ABC.

You can also watch games on ESPN and ABC with Fubo, which is offering a free seven-day trial. Another streaming option is Sling TV, which offers ESPN and TNT.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the biggest games of the 2023-24 NBA season on Sling TV, which is now offering HALF OFF your first month! Sling base packages (Sling Orange or Sling Blue) start at just $20 for your first month, or you can get Sling Orange + Blue starting at $27.50 for your first month.

There are no long-term contracts with Sling TV, and you can change your channel lineup anytime. DVR is included along with thousands of on-demand shows and movies.

NBA In-Season Tournament prize money

Players will earn prize money based on how far their teams advance in the In-Season Tournament, per the collective bargaining agreement. Each player on the eight teams that have advanced to the quarterfinals will receive at least $50,000.

  • Win championship: $500,000 per player
  • Reach championship game: $200,000 per player
  • Reach semifinal game: $100,000 per player
  • Reach quarterfinal game: $50,000 per player

Players will also be eligible to win the In-Season Tournament MVP award and make the All-Tournament Team.

Payouts also extend to each coaching staff. The head coaches receive the same amount that the players do, and assistant coaches receive an additional share of the pool money that will equal 75 percent of the head coach’s total payout. 

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What happens to teams that are eliminated from the NBA In-Season Tournament?

Each of the 22 teams that failed to advance to the Knockout Round have had two additional games added to their schedule to be played on Dec. 6 and Dec. 8.

The four teams that lose in the Quarterfinals will play a regular-season game on Dec. 8. The teams that lose in the Semifinals will proceed with their regular season schedule.


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