Why The Nets Are Playing Two NBA Games In Mexico City

On Thursday and Saturday, the Brooklyn Nets will host two “home” games in Mexico City at Arena Ciudad de Mexico against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat.

These will be the 25th and 26th games played in Mexico City, and this year also marks the 25th anniversary of the first NBA game played here. This is part of the NBA’s Global Games initiative, which has hosted more than 160 games since it began in 1978.

How can I watch these games?

BROOKLYN NETS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

Time: 10 p.m. ET

Location: Arena Ciudad de Mexico

How to watch: YES, Fox Sports Oklahoma, NBA League Pass

BROOKLYN NETS VS. MIAMI HEAT

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Location: Arena Ciudad de Mexico

How to watch: NBA TV, Fubo.tv, Sling TV

What was the first game held in Mexico City?

The Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets met during the preseason in Oc 1992. The most exciting play of the night came from Hakeem Olajuwon, whose chair collapsed when he went to sit down late in the game.

How frequently has the NBA hosted regular season games here?

In December 1997, the Mavericks and the Rockets also played the first regular season game in Mexico City. It came after five straight years of hosting preseason games in the city.

In 2013, the league tried to renew a regular season series, but the Timberwolves and Spurs game was postponed when a generator blew and smoke filled the arena.

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Source : https://www.sbnation.com/2017/12/7/16748190/nba-mexico-city-nets-games-thunder-heat-expansion-g-league

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