Lakers vs. Pacers live score, updates, highlights from 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament championship

Lakers vs. Pacers live score, updates, highlights from 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament championship

On Saturday, history will be made in Las Vegas, where the Lakers and Pacers take center stage at T-Mobile Arena for the first-ever NBA Cup.

Both Los Angeles and Indiana enter Saturday night with perfect 6-0 records in In-Season Tournament play. The Pacers punched their ticket to the title game with a thrilling 128-119 win over the Bucks, in which Tyrese Haliburton took another major step toward superstardom with 27 points, 15 assists and one incredible late-game dagger.

The Lakers’ game wasn’t as thrilling, as they earned a 44-point victory over the Pelicans in the Semifinals. The stars shined just as bright, with LeBron James finishing with 30 points, eight assists and five rebounds in 23 minutes of action, while Anthony Davis finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

Now, the up-and-coming Pacers will look to take down a Lakers team composed of more established stars in a rematch of the 2000 NBA Finals. The Sporting News is tracking live score updates and highlights from the first-ever NBA In-Season Tournament championship below.

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Lakers vs. Pacers score

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final

Lakers vs. Pacers live updates, results, highlights from 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament championship

All times Eastern.


5:30 p.m.: The stage is set once again and LeBron James looks ready to lead his team to the NBA Cup. Standing in the way, however, will be Tyrese Haliburton and the Pacers.

— NBA (@NBA) December 9, 2023

Lakers vs. Pacers start time

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. PT

Lakers vs. Pacers will tip off around 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 9. The game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

What channel is Lakers vs. Pacers on?

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 9
  • TV channel: ABC and ESPN2
  • Live streaming: Sling TV

Lakers vs. Pacers will air on ABC. Comedian Kevin Hart’s alternate “NBA Unplugged” broadcast will air on ESPN2. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling TV.

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NBA In-Season Tournament schedule, bracket

Monday, Dec. 4

Pacers 122, Celtics 112
Pelicans 127, Kings 117

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Bucks 146, Knicks 122
Lakers 106, Suns 103

Thursday, Dec. 7

Pacers 128, Bucks 119
Lakers 133, Pelicans 89

Saturday, Dec. 9

Game Time (ET) National TV
Lakers vs. Pacers 8:30 p.m. ABC

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