The NBA In-Season Tournament is a competition between all 30 NBA teams. The tournament features six groups, with each conference divided into three groups of five teams. The top three teams from the previous season are randomly assigned to the three groups in each conference.
The tournament’s format is as follows:
- Group play
The only NBA games played on tournament nights. Group play games count as regular season games.
Single-elimination knockout round with four games. The teams with the best group-play record host the quarterfinals on December 4 and 5.
- Semifinals and championship
The final two rounds will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 7 and 9. The championship will be decided with a single-elimination knockout stage bracket.
The winning team will earn the NBA Cup and its players $500,000 each.Read More