Magic to face Bulls, Jazz in Mexico City in December

Magic to Participate in NBA Mexico City Games 2018   
   Magic will play two regular season games in Mexico

Magic to Participate in NBA Mexico City Games 2018 Magic will play two regular season games in Mexico

"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".

Aaron Gordon, Mohamed Bamba and the Magic will face Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and the Bulls on December 13 and Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on December 15, the league said.

Don't worry too much about the travel impacting the Jazz during the regular season slog: Mexico City is closer to Salt Lake City than Orlando is by about 250 miles. The game is the second of a two-game series in which the Magic will also play the Chicago Bulls in the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.

The NBA will play two more games in Mexico during the 2018 season, featuring the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. The games will be broadcast on both ESPN and NBA League Pass International. The Bulls have played in London and Brazil, but not Mexico. "This will be our fourth time playing in Mexico and first time back in 15 years".

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After both sides had finally completed their substitutions with 15 minutes to play, the game became a battle of possession in midfield.

Utah tipped off the 1990-91 season by splitting a pair of worldwide games in Tokyo, Japan, against the Phoenix Suns.

The Jazz have played four times in Mexico, but the last visit was in 2003 when Utah beat the Dallas Mavericks 90-85.

But this is the most important global (excluding the team's annual trips to Canada) Jazz game ever, a regular season matchup that will count in the real standings, not the exhibition ones.

This year's games will be the 27th and 28th in Mexico since 1992, more National Basketball Association games than any country outside of the USA and Canada.

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