Bulls to play in first NBA game in Brazil
The NBA announced early Tuesday a "comprehensive global preseason schedule" that involves the Chicago Bulls playing the first-ever game in Brazil. The Bulls will face the Washington Wizards at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on Oct. 12. Other games feature the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Turkey on Oct. 5; the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Uxue Bilbao Basket in Spain on Oct. 6; Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers in Manchester, England on Oct. 8; Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers in Manila, Philippines on Oct. 10; Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers in Taipei, Taiwan on Oct. 13; and the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 15 in Beijing, China and on Oct. 18 in Shanghai, China. “Providing fans with an authentic NBA experience is an important part of our efforts to grow the game globally,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement. “This fall, nearly a third of our teams will embark on a global tour that will celebrate the game of basketball, give our international fans a chance to connect with NBA teams and players, and leave a lasting impact in each of the communities we visit.”
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