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Timberwolves Scheduled to Play in Mexico City Nov. 12

Updated: 05/29/2014 2:28 PM
Created: 05/29/2014 11:38 AM KSTP.com

The NBA will play regular-season games in Mexico City and London as part of its extended global schedule for next season.

The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves will play at the Mexico City Arena on Nov. 12. The Milwaukee Bucks will face the New York Knicks at The O2 on Jan. 15.

The two regular-season games will follow the NBA global preseason games in October that will feature five teams - Brooklyn, Cleveland, Miami, Sacramento and San Antonio - playing a series of games in Brazil, China, Germany and Turkey.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says, "These regular-season games will bring the excitement and incredible competition of our league to more fans in Europe and Latin America."

The Timberwolves were scheduled to play the Spurs in Mexico City last December but a short circuit in the arena's generators filled the arena with smoke, postponing the game. The match-up was later moved to Minnesota.

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The Mexico City arena where the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves were playing an NBA game Wednesday night was evacuated 45 minutes before tip off because of smoke inside the arena.
Photo: AP/Christian Palma

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