The Exciting NBA In-Season Tournament Kicks Off This Week!
The eagerly anticipated NBA in-season tournament continues on Tuesday, with only 6 out of 8 spots in the knockout round still up for grabs after the seventh and final night of group-stage play. The race for the NBA Cup is in full swing as teams battle it out for victory.
All Eyes are on the NBA Cup
After a thrilling Black Friday spectacle, a whopping 12 teams have been eliminated from the tournament. In the East, teams such as the Pistons, Wizards, Raptors, and Bulls have said goodbye to the competition. The late-game strategic antics of Toronto and Chicago may not have brought them much, but it certainly made for exciting plays. In the West, the Spurs along with other teams like the Jazz, Trail Blazers, Grizzlies, Nuggets, Mavericks, Clippers, and Thunder have also been eliminated. The competition is still blazing hot, with the remaining teams vying for glory.
Current Standings and High Stakes
The Lakers and Pacers, both boasting a 4-0 record, have secured their spots in the knockout round. With 12 teams eliminated and 2 teams in, 16 teams remain in the running for 6 knockout slots. The competition is intense as every team fights for their chance at victory.
Who’s Still in the Game?
EAST GROUP B: The Bucks are fighting to clinch a spot by defeating the Heat. The Hornets and the Knicks are also in contention, depending on various tiebreakers and outcomes.
EAST GROUP C: The Magic are leading Group C and seeking to clinch their spot for the knockout round, with the Nets and Celtics also in contention.
WEST GROUP B: The Rockets and the Pelicans are the two remaining teams fighting for a spot, with the Rockets looking to secure a win over the Mavericks.
WEST GROUP C: The Kings, Timberwolves, and Warriors are engaged in a fierce battle for a place in the next round of the competition.
Keep an Eye on the Wild Cards as Well
Don’t forget about the wild cards! Contingent on various tiebreakers and outcomes, there are several teams in both the East and West that have a chance to secure their spot in the next round. The competition is tight, and every point matters as the teams clash for a coveted spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.
As the in-season tournament games continue, the excitement is at an all-time high. Be sure to catch the heated match-up between the Charlotte Hornets and the New York Knicks as the competition reaches its thrilling conclusion!
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