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The NBA is starting a new in-season tournament for 2023-2024. It involves all 30 teams divided into six groups within two conferences, while each game is a single elimination format until one team wins the new NBA Cup trophy.
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In-season tournament games start this Friday, and games will happen every Tuesday and Friday throughout November. When there are only four teams left, the semifinals and championship games will be moved to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 7 and 9, respectively.
The opening games tip off with a doubleheader on ESPN: Julius Randle and the New York Knicks at Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard’s Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum starting 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET, followed by Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks at Nikola Jokić and the NBA Champion Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena starting at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. For additional games, check out the complete In-Season Tournament schedule here.
How to Watch the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament Without Cable
Although all of the NBA In-Season Tournament games are broadcast on ESPN, TNT, Bally Sports, NBA TV and NBA League Pass, you can sign up for a trial from a live TV streaming service if you want to watch without cable for free. There are a number of streaming cable alternatives that carry these networks. However, at the moment, not many of them are offering free trials. Ahead, you’ll find where to watch games online without a cable subscription.
Price $64.99 and up per month
NBA In-Season Tournament ESPN, TNT, Bally Sports, NBA TV and NBA League Pass
If you want to watch the NBA In-Season Tournament online, DirecTV Stream is one of the best live TV streaming services that offers a variety of channels. The cable alternative has ESPN and TNT in all of its packages, while Bally Sports and NBA TV are included with the streamer’s “Choice” package (from $89.99 per month). You can add NBA League Pass for an additional $14.99 per month.
You can catch the NBA In-Season Tournament opening night doubleheader on ESPN. Prices start as low as $64.99 for the “Entertainment” package, which features more than 75 channels. Moreover, the cable alternative has a free trial available, which only lasts for five days, but that’s more than enough time to catch the opening night games.
Hulu + Live TV
Price $76.99 and up per month
NBA In-Season Tournament ESPN, TNT
You can watch some of the games during the NBA In-Season Tournament on ESPN and TNT with Hulu + Live TV. Unfortunately, Bally Sports, NBA TV and NBA League Pass aren’t available with the service.
Hulu + Live TV has more than 90 channels starting at $76.99 per month. Meanwhile, the package includes access to Hulu’s streaming library, Disney+ and ESPN+, unlimited cloud DVR and the ability to watch up to two screens to stream at the same time.
Price $20 and up per month
NBA In-Season Tournament ESPN, TNT and NBA League Pass (with NBA TV)
Sling is one of the cheapest options for new live TV streaming subscribers who want to watch the In-Season Tournament on ESPN, TNT 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. However, the cable alternative doesn’t include Bally Sports.
Additionally, NBA League Pass can be added on to the plan for an additional $14.99 per month. In fact, you can get six months of Sling Orange + NBA League Pass for $270 prepaid — that’s a nearly 15 percent savings.
Sling Orange also features Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, TBS, Bravo, MSNBC and much more.
Price $15.99 and up per month
NBA In-Season Tournament TNT
Max (formerly known as HBO Max) features B/R Sports — which has access to NBA on TNT, including some games during the NBA In-Season Tournament — for free for a limited time. If you have Prime Video, then you can simply add Max to the streaming service for an additional $15.99 per month.
Not a member? Sign up for a 30-day free trial to take advantage of all that Amazon Prime has to offer, including access to Prime Video and Prime Gaming; free same-, next- and two-day shipping; discounts at Whole Foods Market; access to exclusive shopping events — like Prime Day and Black Friday — and more.
Unfortunately, Max doesn’t have access to ESPN, Bally Sports, NBA TV and NBA League Pass. However, Max’s R/B Sports also has NHL on TNT, NCAA March Madness, U.S. Soccer and much more.
Price $8.99 and up per month
NBA In-Season Tournament TNT (via Max) and NBA League Pass (with NBA TV)
While Prime members can add the streaming service Max for B/R Sports’ NBA on TNT to Prime Video for $15.99 per month, subscribers can also add NBA League Pass, which comes with NBA TV, to their service for an additional cost of $14.99 per month. However, Prime Video doesn’t have ESPN or Bally Sports as add-ons.
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, Bally Sports, NBA TV and NBA League Pass (which also includes NBA TV). You can watch through your cable TV provider, or on the networks’ websites with your cable TV account login.
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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