Basketball: NBA's Wizards, Warriors to play preseason games in Japan


The NBA announced Tuesday that Rui Hachimura's Washington Wizards will play the Golden State Warriors in two preseason games in Japan later this year. The games will be played on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 at Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo, which hosted basketball at last summer's Tokyo Olympics. The NBA most recently played preseason games in Japan at the same venue in 2019, with the Houston Rockets taking on the Toronto Raptors twice. Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo via video link, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he was excited for the league to build on the momentum around basketball in ...

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