Thunder to play regular-season game in Mexico

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Brooklyn will be considered the home team for the game and it will also be hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 7th. The Nets faced off against the Atlanta Hawks in the regular season in 2014, took on the Toronto Raptors twice during the regular season in 2011 and played a preseason game against the Miami Heat back in 2008.

The NBA and Zignia Live announced Wednesday that NBA Mexico City Games 2017 will feature the Brooklyn Nets playing regular-season games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Dec. 7, and the Miami Heat on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.

"We are excited to take part in fostering the NBA's global outreach and to connect with the Nets current and growing fanbase in Mexico", said Nets general manager Sean Marks, who was the first National Basketball Association player from New Zealand. "We are excited to take part in fostering the NBA's global outreach and to connect with the Nets current and growing fan base in Mexico".

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Global games, whether in London or Mexico City have proven to be a huge success as the National Basketball Association tries to expand its reach along the myriad of clinics, camps, and events that take place during the offseason. The event itself is a celebration of the NBA's games in Mexico City. "This is a competitive market, well over 20 million people". Besides Canada, however, this will be the Thunder's first tilt in a foreign country that will be dripping with playoff implications, as all 82 regular season games do. "So that's something that we will continue to look at". "These games afford us the opportunity to further expand our worldwide footprint and reach thousands of new fans in a market where the sport is experiencing extraordinary growth".

The Thunder has traveled internationally to compete outside the NBA's 28 cities before.