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The NBA’s new in-season tournament is a hit with the quarterfinals about to wrap up for the 2023-2024 season tonight. There are two games today that will determine which teams will join the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans in the semifinals on Thursday, while only one team can win the new NBA Cup trophy on Saturday. Meanwhile, both the semifinals and finals will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The rest of the quarterfinals tip off with a doubleheader on TNT: Julius Randle and the New York Knicks taking on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard’s Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI starting at 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET. It’s followed by Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns battling LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA starting at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.
For additional games, check out the remaining In-Season Tournament schedule here.
How to Watch the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament Without Cable
Although the rest of the NBA In-Season Tournament games are broadcast on TNT, ESPN and ABC, you can sign up for a trial from a live TV streaming service if you want to watch without cable for free. Several streaming cable alternatives carry these networks. However, at the moment, not many of them are offering free trials.
Ahead, you’ll find where to watch games online with and without a cable subscription, remaining basketball tournament schedule and ticket info.
BEST STREAMING SERVICE OVERALL
Packages from $64.99 per month
Watch TNT, ESPN and ABC with DirecTV Stream. The cable alternative’s packages offer NBC, along with more than 75 other channels — such as ABC, Fox, CBS, AMC, Bravo, CNBC, Disney Channel, ESPN and much more.
The streamer also has a free five-day trial available, but that’s more than enough time to watch the rest of the NBA In-Season Tournament. Afterward, you can either cancel the service or keep watching, with prices starting as low as $69.99 for the entry-level entertainment package. Other plans offer more than 105-150 channels, with prices ranging from $84.99 to $159.99 per month.
For a limited time, new subscribers can get a Visa gift card worth up to $400; learn more here.
Packages from $74.99 per month
Watch TNT, ESPN and ABC, as well as more than 170 other news, entertainment and sports channels with a subscription to Fubo — which starts at $54.99 per month for the first two months of service (reg. $74.99 per month). In addition, you can record more than 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more, so you can even watch later on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV.
Meanwhile, other packages offer 254 channels for the Elite package for $64.99 per month for the first two months of service (reg. $84.99 per month), along with 298 channels, Showtime and 4K quality for the Premiere package for $74.99 monthly for two months (reg. $94.99 monthly).
The online TV streaming service also offers a five-day trial for new subscribers, so you can watch both the rest of the NBA In-Season Tournament online for free during that time.
BEST LIVE TV STREAMING BUNDLE
Hulu + Live TV
Packages from $76.99
To watch TNT, ESPN and ABC, a subscription to Hulu + Live TV is another fantastic option. The streaming service has access to more than 90 live channels — like BET, CNN, Food Network and more — starting at $76.99 per month and comes with Hulu’s entire streaming library, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+.
In addition to live TV, Hulu + Live TV lets subscribers watch originals from Hulu, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm (Star Wars), The Muppets Studio and Pixar, as well as ESPN+ for original sports programming and live sports from Formula 1 as well as the NFL, MLB and other sports leagues. It includes unlimited cloud DVR, too. Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t offer a free trial at this time.
Packages from $20 for the first month
Sling is one of the cheapest options for new live TV streaming subscribers who want to watch the In-Season Tournament on ESPN, TNT, ESPN3 (for ABC simulcasts) and NBA League Pass (which comes with NBA TV). The Sling Orange plan is only $20 per month for the first month ($40 per month afterwards) and includes both cable networks.
Additionally, NBA League Pass can be added on to the plan for an additional $14.99 per month. In fact, you can get five months of Sling Orange + NBA League Pass for $215 prepaid.
Sling Orange also features Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, TBS, Bravo, MSNBC and much more.
How to watch NBA In-Season Tournament Outside of the U.S.
Outside of the U.S.? You can still stream the NBA In-Season Tournament with any of the above streaming services paired with ExpressVPN. It’s a virtual private network that lets you legally access U.S. web servers — even if you’re in another country — to stream NBA games on a smartphone, tablet, laptop and smart TV. Learn more about ExpressVPN here.
How to Watch the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament With Cable
Games during the NBA In-Season Tournament will air on the cable networks ESPN, TNT and ABC. You can watch through your cable TV provider, or on the networks’ websites with your cable TV account login.
NBA In-Season Tournament Schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 5
East Quarterfinal: New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks, 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET — TNT
West Quarterfinal: Phoenix Suns at L.A. Lakers, 7:00 p.m. PT/ 10 p.m. ET — TNT
Thursday, Dec. 7
East Semifinal: Indiana Pacers vs. TBD, 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET — ESPN
West Semifinal: New Orleans Pelicans vs. TBD, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET — TNT
Saturday, Dec. 9
Final: TBD vs. TBD at Las Vegas, 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET — ABC
Where to Buy 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament Tickets Online
Want to catch all of the hoops action in person? Ahead, you’ll find tickets for the NBA In-Season Tournament. Ticket prices vary, depending on the city you pick and where you’d like to sit in the arena at Ticketmaster, Vivid Seats, SeatGeek and StubHub, as well as on NBA.com.
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