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Volume 24 No. 219
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NBA Continues Global Push With Two Games In Mexico This Week

The NBA today is staging Thunder-Nets at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, followed by Saturday's Heat-Nets game at the same venue. Both games are "expected to sell out the 22,300-seat arena." The contests are "part of a global plan by the league to expand the game beyond" the U.S. and Canada. Today marks the "25th anniversary of the first NBA game in Mexico," a preseason Rockets-Mavericks game in '72. These are the "fifth and sixth regular season games in Mexico City" since '14. They also "bring the number to 26 NBA games played in Mexico" since '92, the most held in any country outside the U.S. and Canada (PALMBEACHPOST.com, 12/7).