Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves To Play Two Preseason Matches In China
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that there will be an NBA Global Games China 2017 and will feature two preseason games between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves presented by Master Kong.
The Warriors and Timberwolves will play on Oct. 5 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Universiade Center, followed by a rematch in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena Ring on Oct. 8.
NBA Global Games 2017 Starts In China
This will be the third trip of Warriors' to China following visits in 2008 and 2013, while the Timberwolves will be playing in China for the first time. The NBA Global Games China 2017 includes 14 NBA teams that have played 24 games in Greater China since the year 2004.
NBA Global Games China 2017 will feature a variety of fan events, including the sixth annual Fan Appreciation Day presented by Dongfeng Nissan on Oct. 7 in Shanghai, which will provide thousands of fans with the chance to participate in on-court games as well as watch the Warriors and Timberwolves practice game. In addition to Fan Appreciation Day, the association and its partners will usher NBA Cares community events in both cities.
The 2015 NBA Champion Warriors' roster currently features reigning back-to-back Kia NBA MVP Stephen Curry, eight-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant, three-time NBA All-Star Klay Thompson, and two-time NBA All-Star Draymond Green.
The Timberwolves' roster currently features back-to-back Kia NBA Rookies of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, along with the two-time Verizon Slam Dunk Champion Zach LaVine.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
"We are dedicated to bringing live NBA games to our avid and growing fan, base here in China. Beyond the action TV screen, these visits allow our teams and players to experience a different culture and bond with one another through community service, fan events and participation in the local community," he said.
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