NBA In-Season Tournament bracket: Bucks, Celtics, Kings, Pelicans win groups; Knicks, Suns earn wild cards



The bracket is here! The bracket is here!

The 60-game group stage portion of NBA’s inaugural In-Season Tournament has produced an eight-team field, which will face off in the knockout round in early December. The games, two Monday and two Tuesday, will be held on the home floor of the four highest seeds — the Bucks and the Pacers in the East and the Lakers and the Kings in the West.

In the East, the Celtics (Group C winner) will visit the Pacers (Group A winner) on Monday, and the Bucks (Group B winner) will host the Knicks (wild card) on Tuesday. In the West, the Pelicans (Group B winner) will head to the Kings (Group C winner) on Monday and the next day the Suns (wild card) will travel to face the Lakers (Group A winner) to close the quarterfinal round. The winners will play the teams in their respective conferences on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Las Vegas, with the final taking place two days later.

Early Wednesday morning the NBA released the schedule of flex games, that is the set of contests to be played by the teams that will not advance to Las Vegas. There will be 11 games next Wednesday and 13 games on Friday, Dec. 8, with the final two to be determined by the losing teams from the quarterfinals. The In-Season Tournament culminates in the championship for the NBA Cup, a title game that will not count toward the league’s 82-game regular season standings. 

Here’s a quick refresher on how the In-Season Tournament is working. The home teams have been debuting this season’s city edition uniforms during games that have been played on specially-designed courts

Below is the remaining In-Season Tournament schedule, scores, standings and more. All games on ESPN are streaming on fubo (try for free).

NBA In-Season Tournament schedule

(All times Eastern)

Monday, Dec. 4
Quarterfinal: Celtics at Pacers, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Quarterfinal: Pelicans at Kings, 10 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Quarterfinal: Knicks at Bucks, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Quarterfinal: Suns at Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT

Thursday, Dec. 7
East semifinal: TBD vs. TBD at Las Vegas, time TBD, ESPN
West semifinal: TBD vs. TBD at Las Vegas, time TBD, TNT

Saturday, Dec. 9
Final: TBD vs. TBD at Las Vegas, 8:30 p.m., ABC

NBA In-season Tournament scores, results

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Celtics 124, Bulls 97
Nets 115, Raptors 103
Cavaliers 128, Hawks 105
Heat 131, Heat 124
Knicks 115, Hornets 91
Thunder 106, Timberwolves 103
Mavericks 121, Rockets 115
Kings 124, Warriors 123

Friday, Nov. 24
Magic 113, Celtics 96
Suns 110, Grizzlies 89
Knicks 100, Heat 98
Raptors 121, Bulls 108
Pacers 136, Pistons 113
Rockets 105, Nuggets 86
Bucks 131, Wizards 128
Kings 124, Timberwolves 111
Warriors 118, Spurs 112
Pelicans 116, Clippers 106

Tuesday, Nov. 21
Magic 126, Raptors 107
Pacers 157, Hawks 152
Cavaliers 122, 76ers 119 (OT)
Suns 120, Trail Blazers 107
Lakers 131, Jazz 99

Friday, Nov. 17
Bucks 130, Hornets 99
Knicks 120, Wizards 99
76ers 126, Hawks 116
Cavaliers 108, Pistons 100
Celtics 108, Raptors 105
Kings 129, Spurs 120
Magic 103, Bulls 97
Pelicans 115, Nuggets 110
Suns 131, Jazz 128
Lakers 107, Trail Blazers 95
Clippers 104, Rockets 100

Tuesday, Nov. 14
Heat 111, Hornets 105
Hawks 126, Pistons 120
Pacers 132, 76ers 126
Nets 124, Magic 104
Thunder 123, Spurs 87
Pelicans 131, Mavericks 110
Jazz 115, Trail Blazers 99
Nuggets 111, Clippers 108
Timberwolves 104, Warriors 101
Lakers 134, Grizzlies 107

Friday, Nov. 10
76ers 114, Pistons 106
Hornets 124, Wizards 117
Celtics 121, Nets 107
Rockets 104, Pelicans 101
Jazz 127, Grizzlies 121
Timberwolves 117, Spurs 110
Mavericks 144, Clippers 126
Kings 105, Thunder 98
Lakers 122, Suns 119

Friday, Nov. 3
Pacers 121, Cavaliers 116
Bucks 110, Knicks 105
Heat 121, Wizards 114
Nets 109, Bulls 107
Warriors 141, Thunder 139
Nuggets 125, Mavericks 114
Trail Blazers 115, Grizzlies 113 (OT)

Eastern Conference Group A standings

Eastern Conference Group B standings

Eastern Conference Group C standings

Western Conference Group A standings

Western Conference Group B standings

Western Conference Group C standings

A = advances as group winner
W = advances on wild card berth
E = eliminated





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