NBA In-Season Tournament championship: Lakers defeat Pacers to win inaugural NBA Cup

You can add more hardware to the LeBron James trophy room.

The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA’s inaugural In-Season Tournament behind a 123-109 victory over the upstart Indiana Pacers in Las Vegas Saturday night. Anthony Davis had a monster game for the Lakers who used their size and length to make the night difficult for Pacers’ star Tyrese Haliburton and the rest of Indiana’s squad. James was named MVP for the tournament, and in handing off the award commissioner Adam Silver quipped, “It doesn’t come with a franchise.”

Davis finished with 41 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and five blocks, and James recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals, however, stats will not count toward the league’s 82-game regular season standings.

In going 7-0 in the tournament, the Lakers blitzed their way to the top seed by beating the Suns, Grizzlies, Trail Blazers and Jazz in group play before defeating the wild-card Suns in the quarterfinals, the Pelicans in the semifinals and the Pacers in the championship. Along with hoisting the NBA Cup, every Lakers player also will receive $500,000.

Here’s a quick refresher on how the In-Season Tournament is worked. The home teams debuted this season’s city edition uniforms during games that have been played on specially designed courts. Below is the complete In-Season Tournament schedule, scores and standings. 

NBA In-season Tournament scores, results

Saturday, Dec. 9
Championship: Lakers 123, Pacers 109

Thursday, Dec. 7
East semifinal: Pacers 128, Bucks 119
West semifinal: Lakers 133, Pelicans 89

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Quarterfinal: Bucks 146, Knicks 122
Quarterfinal: Lakers 106, Suns 103

Monday, Dec. 4
Quarterfinal: Pacers 122, Celtics 112
Quarterfinal: Pelicans 127, Kings 117

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Celtics 124, Bulls 97
Nets 115, Raptors 103
Cavaliers 128, Hawks 105
Bucks 131, Heat 124
Knicks 115, Hornets 91
Thunder 106, Timberwolves 103
Mavericks 121, Rockets 115
Kings 124, Warriors 123

Friday, Nov. 24
Magic 113, Celtics 96
Suns 110, Grizzlies 89
Knicks 100, Heat 98
Raptors 121, Bulls 108
Pacers 136, Pistons…


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