June 12, 2024


A champion for the in-season event shall be awarded on Dec. 9 in Las Vegas.

The Celtics Jayson Tatum (0) and Jaylen Brown (7) are pictured together in the second quarter as Philadelphis has the lead. The Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers for Game Five of their NBA Eastern Conference Semi Final basketball series at the TD Garden.
The Celtics will start event play on Nov. 10 towards the Nets. Jim Davis/Globe Employees

For the primary time in NBA historical past, a trophy shall be up for grabs throughout the common season.

Final month, the NBA unveiled plans for its inaugural in-season event, which can tip off on Nov. 3 with group-play video games. The event will characteristic a prize pool of about $18 million and can end on Dec. 9 with a “championship” recreation at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. 

As a part of the event construction, six teams (every comprising 5 whole groups) shall be fashioned to find out the groups that may advance to the knockout stage of the event. The winners of every of the six teams will advance to the knockout spherical, together with the 2 finest second-place groups.

The Celtics will play in Group C of the Jap Convention. Their five-team group consists of the Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and Orlando Magic. The Celtics will play every group as soon as.

They’ll host video games towards the Nets and Bulls whereas touring for video games towards the Magic and Raptors as a part of pool play.

Right here is the Celtics’ full schedule for the NBA’s new event:

  • Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Brooklyn at TD Backyard
  • Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Toronto at Scotiabank Area
  • Friday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Orlando at Amway Heart
  • Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Chicago at TD Backyard

After group play, the event will transfer onto single-elimination video games within the knockout spherical. Quarterfinal matchups shall be held on Dec. 4 and 5 in dwelling markets, with the semifinals (Dec. 7) and finals (Dec. 9) shifting to Las Vegas.

Right here’s a have a look at every group within the NBA as a part of the brand new in-season event:

East Group A: Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons

East Group B: Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Miami Warmth, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets

East Group C: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic

West Group A: Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Portland Path Blazers

West Group B: Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets

West Group C: Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, San Antonio Spurs