Sacramento Kings to face Warriors, Wembanyama in NBA In-Season Tournament

Jul 8, 2023, 7:02 PM

Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against Domantas Sabonis #10 of the S...

Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter in game seven of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Golden 1 Center on April 30, 2023 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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The Sacramento Kings will see the Warriors in another bracket-based tournament later this year.

Sacramento will face off with 2022-23 playoff foes Golden State Warriors. Also in the West Group C are the Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs as every team pursues the NBA Cup in the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament.

Tournament group games tip-off on Friday, Nov. 3 in the teams’ respective markets. According to a press release, group games are scheduled for “Tournament Nights,” which will be every Tuesday and Friday night throughout November. No tournament games are scheduled for Election Day on Nov. 7.

The semifinals and championship then take place on Dec. 7 and 9 in Las Vegas.

“We are excited to introduce the NBA In-Season Tournament as an opportunity to further enhance and innovate around our season structure,” Joe Dumars, NBA Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations, said in a press release. “With the addition of this new marquee event on the NBA calendar, we are focused on providing players and teams with another competition to win, engaging fans in a different way and driving further interest in the early portion of the regular-season schedule.”

READ MORE: NBA In-Season Tournament rules

What is the format of the in-season tournament?

Click here for frequently asked questions about the NBA’s In-Season Tournament

What are the other groups for the tournament?

Each conference has three groups. The Sacramento Kings play in West Group C. Here are the full list of groups:

Here are the other groups in the West:

Group A

  • Phoenix Suns
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Utah Jazz
  • Portland Trailblazers

Group B

  • Denver Nuggets
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Houston Rockets

Group C

  • Sacramento Kings
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • San Antonio Spurs

Eastern Conference groups:

Group A

  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Detroit Pistons

Group B

  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • New York Knicks
  • Miami Heat
  • Washington Wizards
  • Charlotte Hornets

Group C

  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Orlando Magic

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