The NBA is trying something new this season.
The Association unveiled the schedule for its inaugural in-season tournament on Tuesday.
The Warriors will get started Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City, followed by games against the Timberwolves, Spurs and Kings.
The new tournament will feature all 30 teams competing in group play before moving on to a knockout round.
A drawing at Summer League last month divided the league into six groupings — three for each conference. The Warriors are in West Group C with Sacramento, Minnesota, Oklahoma City and San Antonio.
Here are the Warriors’ four group-play games:
Nov. 3: at Thunder – 5 p.m.
Nov. 14: vs. Timberwolves – 7 p.m.
Nov. 24: vs. Spurs – 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Nov. 28: at Kings – 7 p.m. (TNT)
Group play across the league will take place every Tuesday and Friday in November — except for Election Day on Nov. 7, when no NBA games are scheduled to encourage higher voter turnout.
Eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals, which will be played at home arenas on Dec. 4 and 5. The last four teams standing will head to Las Vegas for the final two rounds of the tournament, with the championship game set for Dec. 9.
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There is a cash prize on the line. Players on the winning team will receive $500,000 apiece, and the runners-up will receive $200,000 each. Players who lose in the semifinals will earn $100,000 each and those who lose in the quarterfinals will walk away with $50,000.
The rest of the 2023-24 regular-season schedule is expected to be released in the coming days, though some marquee matchups involving the Warriors have already been leaked.
Golden State is expected to host the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center for NBA Opening Night on Oct. 24, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Warriors are also slated to play in Denver on Christmas Day in a matchup of the last two NBA champions.
Golden State will open training camp on Oct. 2 and begin its five-game preseason slate Oct. 7 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) August 15, 2023