When does the 2021 NBA G League season start? Link to complete full schedule, with tv listings and streaming listings

By NBA G League Staff | October 25, 2021

Showcase Cup

The 2021 NBA G League season starts with an expanded Showcase Cup, a 14-game tournament which begins on Friday, Nov. 5 and then concludes at the annual NBA G League Winter Showcase from Dec. 19-22. But when, exactly, can you tune in for tip off?

Thanks for asking. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about watching the start of the 2021 NBA G League season, details will continue to roll in as they become available:

Date: 11/5/2021
Tip Off Game: Westchester Knicks vs. Capital City Go-Go
Tip-Off Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBD
How to Stream: TBD
Full Schedule

To play the Showcase Cup, the league’s 29 teams and NBA G League Ignite will be separated into four regional pods, where they will play 12 games against one another in NBA G League markets. The teams with the best winning-percentage in each regional pod, along with the next four teams across the league with the best win-percentages, will advance to compete for the Showcase Cup in a single-elimination tournament during the NBA G League Winter Showcase. The remaining teams will each play two games outside of the Showcase Cup tournament during the event. The Salt Lake City Stars won the inaugural iteration of the Showcase Cup during the 2019-20 season.

2021 NBA G League Basketball Hoop and Ball

Regular Season

Following the Showcase Cup, team records will reset, and the 36-game regular season will tip off on Monday, Dec. 27, bringing each team’s total games played to 50. At the conclusion of the regular season, the top six teams in each conference will qualify for the NBA G League Playoffs. NBA G League Ignite and Mexico City Capitanes will compete in the Showcase Cup but will not take part in the 36-game regular season.

The 2021-22 regular-season will then commence on Dec. 27 with traditional playoffs and the NBA G League Finals presented by YouTube TV in April 2022. The NBA G League today also released its complete game schedule for the full season for 2021-22 play.

Date: 12/27/21
First Game: College Park Skyhawks vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Tip-Off Time: 12 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBD
How to Stream: TBD