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

Eight teams, seven games, one trophy.

With Group Play of the In-Season Tournament in the rearview, the Knockout Round begins as eight teams will compete for a prize pool and an opportunity to head to Las Vegas and play for the inaugural NBA Cup.

The Quarterfinals of the In-Season Tournament begin in the home markets of the top two In-Season Tournament seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences. From there, the four teams that advance will head to Vegas for the Semifinals and Championship game.

The In-Season Tournament Championship is the only game that will not count towards a team’s regular-season record. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament, including a full bracket and TV and streaming information for each remaining game.

MORE: Why NBA stars are motivated by In-Season Tournament prize money

2023 NBA In-Season Tournament bracket


(1) Bucks vs (4) Knicks

(2) Pacers vs (3) Celtics


(1) Lakers vs (4) Suns 

(2) Kings vs (3) Pelicans 

2023 NBA In-Season Tournament schedule


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

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
Monday, Dec. 4 Celtics at Pacers 7:30 p.m. TNT
Monday, Dec. 4 Pelicans at Kings 10:00 p.m. TNT
Tuesday, Dec. 5 Knicks at Bucks 7:30 p.m. TNT
Tuesday, Dec. 5 Suns at Lakers 10:00 p.m. TNT


(Played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
Thursday, Dec. 7   TBD ESPN
Thursday, Dec. 7   TBD TNT


(Played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
Saturday, Dec. 9   8:30 p.m. ABC

How to watch NBA In-Season Tournament

  • TV channels: ESPN | TNT | ABC
  • Live streams: NBA League Pass | 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.

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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. 

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

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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