The inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament will conclude Saturday evening when the Indiana Pacers meet the Los Angeles Lakers in the final. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC, with the game also airing on ESPN2. The Pacers defeated the Celtics and Bucks in the knockout round to reach the final, while the Lakers took care of the Suns and Pelicans in their knockout games. The final will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will not count towards the regular season standings.
Aside from winning the first In-Season Tournament in league history and lifting the NBA Cup, here’s a look at the prize money for both teams.
Prize Money for NBA In-Season Tournament Winner
Every player on the winning team gets $500,000, while every player on the runner-up gets $200,000. That prize money extends to coaches as well, so there’s a decent incentive for everyone to try. While that money won’t make a difference to players like LeBron James or Myles Turner, there are guys who can significantly raise their annual earnings here. The only exceptions are for the team’s two-way players, who will make half of these amounts since they split time between the main club and the G League.
The players and coaches on teams who made the quarterfinal and semifinal stage are also compensated. The prize is $50,000 for quarterfinalists and $100,000 for semifinalists.