NBA In-Season Tournament schedule, bracket: Suns get Lakers in quarters

Dec 5, 2023, 5:30 AM | Updated: 9:09 am

The Phoenix Suns waited out the NBA In-Season Tournament bid Tuesday night — an off-night for them — and advanced as a wild card team to face the No. 1-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the elimination round’s quarterfinals. Now, the bracket is filled out, as is the schedule.

That knockout game will take place as the last quarterfinal matchup of a two-day stretch with an 8 p.m. MST tipoff on Tuesday. All of those games will air on TNT.

The winner of that 1-4 Western Conference matchup will advance to the semifinals of the in-season tournament in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. MST. The winner will face the No. 3 New Orleans Pelicans, who beat the No. 2 Sacramento Kings 127-117.

Losers of the conference quarterfinals series will square off in regular season games on Dec. 8 as the elimination tournament rolls on.

If Phoenix were to lose to Los Angeles on Tuesday, they would play the Kings on Friday, Dec. 8 at Footprint Center at 7 p.m. MST.

2023 NBA In-Season Tournament schedule

All times MST


Mon., Dec. 4: Pacers beat Celtics (5:30 p.m., TNT)
Mon., Dec. 4: Pelicans beat Kings

Tue., Dec. 5: Knicks at Bucks (5:30 p.m., TNT)
Tue., Dec. 5: Suns at Lakers (8 p.m., TNT)


Thu., Dec. 7: Pacers vs. TBD (3 p.m., ESPN) — Eastern Conference bracket
Thu., Dec. 7: Pelicans vs. TBD (7 p.m., TNT) — Western Conference bracket


Sat., Dec. 9: TBD vs. TBD (6:30 p.m., ABC)

NBA In-Season Tournament bracket

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