Magic to face Bulls in Mexico City

The game will mark the 27th NBA game in the country!

Magic to face Bulls in Mexico City
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English 13/12/2018 16:30 Reuters Mexico City Actualizada 16:30

This week, the Orlando Magic will face the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz in a pair of games in Mexico City.

It’s the third consecutive season in which two NBA games will be played in Mexico City, all at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.

The Magic will play the Bulls on December 13, before playing the Jazz on December 15. Both games will be televised on ESPN and NBA League Pass International.

“Returning to Mexico City for two regular-season games this season reinforces our commitment to growing basketball in Mexico and Latin America,” commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.

“NBA teams have been playing in Mexico for more than 25 years, and the Bulls, Jazz, and Magic organizations are excited to continue the tradition of bringing the live game experience to our passionate Mexican fans.”

None of the three teams have played a regular-season game in Mexico before. The Jazz have played three preseason games there (two in 1996, one in 2003), and the Magic did so in 2012. The Bulls have played in London and Brazil, but not Mexico.

This year’s games will be the 27th and 28th in Mexico since 1992, more NBA games than any country outside of the U.S. and Canada. The NBA has played one game in London in each of the last six seasons, after playing two in 2011.