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Miami Heat will play regular-season game in Mexico City

12 August 2017, 10:47 | Anna Jefferson

Report has the Heat taking on the Nets in Mexico City this season

Report has Heat playing Nets in Mexico in December

Journalist Paulina Benavente tweeted out a report Tuesday which said the Thunder will play Brooklyn in Mexico City on December 7 as part of the NBA's Mexico City Games. Also, the two games are the only known regular season games that the Nets have scheduled for the 2017-18 schedule.

It will be the first time the Heat will be playing in Mexico since the inception of the annual games. "We are playing against two really good teams". The league has worked toward developing basketball at the grassroots level in Mexico through programs such as Liga Telmex NBA, Jr. If you haven't been there it's an incredible city and lovely city.

The two-game trip, which is part of the NBA's Global Games Schedule, is being looked at as an opportunity to build stronger bonds for a team that is hoping to bounce back from a league-worst 20-62 record in 2016-17. "We are thrilled that we have a chance to be a part of us".

The Miami Heat will be heading south of the border this season, with a December 9 game in Mexico City against the Brooklyn Nets, according to a Twitter post by a Mexican journalist.

"They will also mark the 25th anniversary of our first game in Mexico City, a milestone in our relationship with our Mexican fans and a further indication of our desire to strengthen our ties to Mexico and Latin America". "And, as I said, there is no market more important to us than Mexico". "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".

OKC will face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, December 7, in the first of two games the National Basketball Association will play in Mexico during the regular season. The game will be played at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, and will technically be a Thunder away game.

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