Inaugural In-Season Tournament (IST)

Never before seen, this is the high-stakes tournament you’ve been waiting for. A new battle ground for all 30 teams in an inaugural league-wide run for the NBA Cup! Get ready to watch players build their legacies early on and make statements at the highest, fastest level of play.

West A Group

Memphis Grizzlies

November 3
Memphis Grizzlies

Utah Jazz

November 13
Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Lakers

November 17
LA Lakers

Phoenix Suns

November 21
Phoenix Suns

To see all Group Draws, click here.

Exclusive Ticket Pack Offer

Are you excited for the inaugural In-Season Tournament? The Fan's Choice Pack gives you the power to choose the games you want to attend. Build a Fan's Choice Pack today and select the In-Season Tournament game in early December to receive a free and exclusive 2023-24 City Edition Hat.*

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NBA will name the MVP of the IST and the All-Tournament team, distribute a prize pool to the players of the teams that participate in the knockout rounds and finally award the champion team the brand-new NBA Cup! 

Tournament Nights will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from November 3 to November 28, where all games will be Tournament games. Each team will play four group play games, playing each team in their group once, with two games at home and two on the road.

Friday, November 3 – IST Tournament Nights Begin

Tuesday, November 28 – IST Tournament Nights Conclude

Monday, December 4 - Tuesday, December 5 – IST Quarterfinals

Thursday, December 7 – IST Semifinals at Neutral Site

Saturday, December 9 – IST Championship at Neutral Site

The winner of each of the six groups along with two wild card teams (one from each conference determined by best Group Play record among all non-group winners) will advance to the single-elimination Knockout Rounds which include the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship.

All 30 teams were divided into 6 groups of 5 teams apiece. Groups composed of teams from the same conference, but not based on divisions and determined by random draw based on prior season’s regular season record. 

The Quarterfinals will take place at the home markets of the higher seed, while semifinals and Championship will be held in a neutral site.

To learn more about the In-Season Tournament, click here.

* 1 hat per minimum order of 2 seats. The game date and time will be announced at a later date.