G League Ignite

Schedule set for NBA G League Ignite Showcase Cup

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 - As part of the NBA G League's innovative new season format, NBA G League Ignite is set for 14 league contests this fall in the Showcase Cup.

The expanded Showcase Cup includes all 29 G League teams plus Ignite separated into four regional pods, with each team playing 12 games 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 winning percentages, will advance to compete for the Showcase Cup in a single-elimination tournament during the NBA G League Winter Showcase, set for Dec. 19-22. The 22 remaining teams will each play two games outside of the Showcase Cup tournament during the Winter Showcase.

"We're so excited to begin this next season competing in the Showcase Cup, and we're looking forward to giving our young players early opportunities to learn and develop against tough G League opponents," said Ignite head coach Jason Hart.

Prior to Ignite's 14 Showcase Cup contests, the team will also play preseason exhibition games at the Iowa Wolves (Oct. 29) and Sioux Falls Skyforce (Oct. 31).

Ignite will not compete in the NBA G League's regular season, which begins after the Showcase Cup, but additional competition will be announced at a later date.

Ignite's Showcase Cup schedule is as follows:

2021-22 G League Ignite Showcase Cup schedule
Date Opponent
Friday, Oct. 29 at Iowa Wolves*
Sunday, Oct. 31 at Sioux Falls Skyforce*
Friday, Nov. 5 at South Bay Lakers
Wednesday, Nov. 10 Agua Caliente Clippers
Thursday, Nov. 11 Agua Caliente Clippers
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at South Bay Lakers
Friday, Nov. 26 at Santa Cruz Warriors
Sunday, Nov. 28 at Stockton Kings
Monday, Nov. 29 at Stockton Kings
Friday, Dec. 3 Oklahoma City Blue
Sunday, Dec. 5 Oklahoma City Blue
Monday, Dec. 13 Salt Lake City Stars
Wednesday, Dec. 15 Salt Lake City Stars
Sun., Dec. 19 - Wed., Dec. 22 NBA G League Winter Showcase

*Preseason exhibition games

Led by new head coach Jason Hart, Ignite returns to the court for its second season featuring a slew of Top 10 recruits, including Jaden Hardy (ESPN No. 2, 2021), Michael Foster Jr. (ESPN No. 7, 2021) and Scoot Henderson (ESPN No. 7, 2022), as well as NBA Global Academy product Dyson Daniels.

A full broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.

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