The 2021 NBA G League Winter Showcase will take place in Las Vegas from December 19–22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, spanning four days with more than 30 games across two courts for the league’s in-season scouting opportunity.
Games will begin at 11 a.m. PT each day with four games on each court. The event returns after a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic and features the G League Showcase Cup Tournament, a single-elimination tournament where eight teams will compete for the Showcase Cup Championship.
“We’re thrilled to be safely hosting the Winter Showcase once again in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim. “The Winter Showcase is one of the NBA G League’s marquee events, and I’m looking forward to watching the action in the expanded NBA G League Showcase Cup Tournament.”
Beginning November 5, the league’s 29 teams and NBA G League Ignite will be separated into four regional pods and play 12 games against one another. The teams with the best winning percentage in each pod, along with the next four teams across the league with the best winning percentages, will play for the Showcase Cup Championship during the Winter Showcase.
The remaining teams will each play two games outside of the Showcase Cup Tournament during the event. 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.