Things came down to the wire on Tuesday as teams battled for a trip to the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals. The New York Knicks had a chance to win Group B with a win and a Bucks loss, but Milwaukee battled back to beat Miami. Still, with New York's 24-point win over Charlotte, the Knicks secured the East's wildcard spot.
It's safe to say that the first-ever tournament is already a hit. RJ Barrett is a fan of it. As he said, why wouldn't players want to go to Las Vegas and try to win $500,000?
Before the Knicks can book their flights to Vegas, they'll have to make it through the Bucks first. New York's lone group loss came against Milwaukee, so the team will have a prime opportunity to redeem themselves.
When are the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals?
The NBA In-Season Tournament quarterfinals will be held on Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Where will the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals be held?
The quarterfinal games will be held at the home arena of the team with the higher seed, similar to the playoffs. However, the quarterfinals are single-elimination games.
What teams advanced to the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals?
The teams that won their groups have advanced to the quarterfinals, as well as one wildcard team from each conference. Those teams are:
East: Celtics, Pacers, Bucks, Knicks
West: Pelicans, Kings, Suns, Lakers
Who will the Knicks play in the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals?
New York will be in Milwaukee on Tuesday, Dec. 5 to play the Bucks, who won East Group B. The game will be on TNT with a start time of 7:30 p.m. ET.
How many teams advance past the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals?
Four teams will advance to the semifinals, which will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 7. From there, two teams will square off in the championship on Saturday, Dec. 9.