How to watch the NBA In-Season Tournament 2023-2024

The 2023-24 NBA regular season is playing out right now. There are more than 1,200 games scheduled between 30 teams. The NBA is starting a new in-season tournament for 2023-2024. It has all 30 teams divided into six groups within two conferences, with each game being a single elimination format until one team is crowned the new NBA Cup champion.

The inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament kicks off on Friday, November 3 and concludes on Saturday, December 9 with the In-Season Tournament Championship. The proposed annual in-season competition will comprise group play rounds followed by knockout rounds and will feature all 30 NBA franchises. All 30 NBA teams are participating in the tournament, competing for not just the NBA Cup, but also $500,000 in prize money awaiting each member of the winning team.

Key dates for the 2023-24 NBA season

As the NBA season 2023-2024 has officially started , here are all the important dates you need to know for the 2023-24 campaign.

  • October 24— NBA regular season begins
  • November 3 — NBA in-season tournament begins
  • November 10 — NBA G League season begins
  • December 7 — NBA in-season tournament Semifinals in Las Vegas, NV
  • December 9 — NBA in-season tournament Finals in Las Vegas, NV
  • February 16 to 18—  NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, IN
  • April 16 to 19 — Play-in tournament for playoff seeding  begins
  • April 20 — NBA playoffs officially began
  • May 13-19 —  NBA Combine (Chicago, IL)
  • May 21-22 —  Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 19-20)
  • June 6 — NBA Finals began

For the complete list of key dates and important events for the 2023-24 NBA Season b click here.

How to watch the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament

Although all of the NBA In-Season Tournament games are broadcast on ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV and on NBA League Pass.  If you already have a pay-TV provider and access to ESPN, ABC or TNT, you may watch NBA games live on their individual apps. Simply enter your login information.

DirecTV Stream:

Price: $69.99–$159.99/mo.
NBA channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, and NBA League Pass
Features: 20 hr. DVR included; wide RSN availability
DirecTV Stream’s CHOICE package and higher includes ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. You’ll also receive your local ABC station as well as regional sports networks based on your billing location, providing you with total local and primetime NBA coverage.
DirecTV Stream is one of the greatest live TV streaming providers that offers a choice of channels if you want to watch the NBA In-Season Tournament online. ESPN and TNT are included in all of the cable alternative’s bundles, while Bally Sports and NBA TV are included in the streamer’s “Choice” subscription (starting at $89.99 per month). For an extra $14.99 per month, you may add NBA League Pass.

Sling TV:

Price: $40.00–$55.00/mo.
NBA channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, and NBA League Pass
Features: 50 hr. DVR included; 30+ add-on channels and packages
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.
Thankfully, TNT and ESPN are included in the base Sling Orange bundle, which costs $40 per month. After that, if you want NBA TV, you should think about adding the Sports Extra add-on, which costs $11.00 a month. Finally, if you want out-of-market coverage, you can also pay $14.99 a month for an NBA League Pass subscription through Sling TV.

YouTube TV:

Price: $72.99/mo.
NBA channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, and NBA League Pass
Features: Unlimited DVR storage
In addition to providing all the channels you’ll need for national NBA and WNBA broadcasts, YouTube TV’s base plan now provides NBA League Pass as an extra add-on for $14.99 per month. YouTube TV has in-app local channel support, unlike Sling TV, thus no external provider or antenna is required.
New users can get their first three months for a discounted rate at

Hulu + Live TV:

Price: $76.99 and up/mo.
NBA channels: ESPN, TNT

Some of the NBA In-Season Tournament games are available to stream on ESPN and TNT with Hulu + Live TV. Unfortunately, the service does not include Bally Sports, NBA TV, or NBA League Pass.

With over 90 channels, Hulu + Live TV is available for as little as $76.99 a month. In the meantime, the bundle offers unlimited cloud DVR, up to two screens for simultaneous viewing, Disney+ and ESPN+, and access to Hulu’s streaming library.

NBA League Pass:

Price: $14.99–$22.99/mo.
NBA content: Every out-of-market NBA game live and on-demand
Free trial: 7 days

You can purchase NBA League Pass as an add-on through our other suggested services. However, you can also purchase the out-of-market package separately.

The ability to watch all games live that are not in your local area is the biggest advantage of NBA League Pass. You won’t, however, be able to watch live games of your local team or nationally televised events like the NBA Playoffs or NBA Finals through the program.

Fubo TV:

The most expensive streaming service on our list is Fubo, which does not include TNT. ABC and ESPN are included in the basic Pro plan, which costs $74.99 a month. NBA TV is a feature of the $8 add-on Fubo Extra. The Fubo Elite bundle, which adds numerous additional channels and costs $84.99, includes Fubo Extra. For an additional $14.99, you can add NBA League Pass, which ensures access to all out-of-market games.


The players on the teams that compete in the Knockout Rounds will get a portion of the In-Season Tournament prize pool for the 2023–24 season, with the amount of the prize pool growing based on a team’s level of tournament advancement.

The NBA will announce the All-Tournament Team and the Most Valuable Player of the competition following the end of the In-Season Tournament. The players’ performances in both the Group Play and Knockout Rounds will determine who gets chosen.

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