NBA unveils television schedule for mid-season tournament

Courtesy of the National Basketball Association

NEW YORK – The NBA today announced the national broadcast schedule on TNT, ESPN and ABC for the seven games in the Knockout Rounds of the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament.  The Knockout Rounds consist of single-elimination games in the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship.

TNT will televise all four games in the Quarterfinals, with doubleheaders on both Monday, Dec. 4 (7 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. ET/10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, Dec. 5 (7 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. ET/10 p.m. ET).  For the Semifinals on Thursday, Dec. 7, ESPN will air the first game (5 p.m. ET) and TNT will broadcast the second game (9 p.m. ET).

ABC will present the NBA In-Season Tournament Championship on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET.  After the game, ABC will televise the trophy ceremony, when the winning team is awarded the new NBA Cup.

The Quarterfinals will be played in NBA team markets.  The Semifinals and Championship will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The NBA In-Season Tournament will tip off on Friday, Nov. 3 with Group Play in NBA team markets, including an ESPN doubleheader as the New York Knicks visit the Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m. ET) and the Denver Nuggets host the Dallas Mavericks (10 p.m. ET).  ESPN and TNT will combine to televise 14 games during Group Play.

Earlier this week, the NBA unveiled the official courts that all 30 teams will play on during Group Play and the Quarterfinals.  The courts showcase a bold and distinctive design scheme leaguewide, making it instantly clear to fans when a game carries NBA In-Season Tournament implications.

Below is the complete national television schedule for the Knockout Rounds of the NBA In-Season Tournament.  More information about the In-Season Tournament is available here.

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