NBA to play two regular-season games in Mexico City in 2017-18

The San Antonio Spurs take on the Phoenix Suns in an NBA game in Mexico. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

The NBA and Zignia Live have announced that two regular-season games will take place in Mexico City in 2017-18.

The Brooklyn Nets will play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 7, then the Miami Heat on Dec. 9th.

This will be the first time the NBA will have four games played outside of the United States and Canada in less than one year. The Phoenix Suns took on the Dallas Mavericks in Mexico City on Jan. 12 and the San Antonio Spurs on Jan 14.

These games are in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first game the NBA ever played in Mexico, a Houston Rockets victory over the Dallas Mavericks in 1992.

“We are honored to have the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat, and the Oklahoma City Thunder in our country playing for the Mexican fans this December,” said Zignia executive Ignacio Saenz, “Having four NBA regular-season games in Mexico within the same calendar year has surpassed our expectations and shows the passion and commitment of the NBA and our company to the sport. We would like to thank the NBA, the teams and the fans in Mexico for supporting such games and making history together.”

In addition to the games themselves, the attractions will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, NBA Cares initiatives and Jr. NBA programming.

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