Pacers reach semifinals on Haliburton's big night; Pelicans power past Kings

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Dec 5, 2023, 01:38 AM ETOpen Extended Reactions

The NBA’s inaugural in-season tournament has reached the knockout rounds, which will culminate in one team hoisting the NBA Cup and each of its players walking away with $500,000 in prize money.

After all 30 teams were split into six groups and played four group stage games across November, eight qualified for the quarterfinals.

The Indiana Pacers beat the visiting Boston Celtics 122-112 on Monday night to clinch a berth in the semifinals, while the New Orleans Pelicans also booked their spot in the semis with a 127-117 win at the Sacramento Kings.

Tuesday will see the Milwaukee Bucks host the New York Knicks, followed by the Phoenix Suns playing at the Los Angeles Lakers. Both contests are rematches from the group stage.

The semifinals will take place on Thursday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, followed by the championship game on Saturday.

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