PHOENIX SUNS

Phoenix Suns to play San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City this December

Jun 7, 2019, 9:15 AM | Updated: 10:14 am
Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker (1) drives against San Antonio Spurs' Marco Belinelli during the first h...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker (1) drives against San Antonio Spurs' Marco Belinelli during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

(AP Photo/Darren Abate)

The Phoenix Suns will face the San Antonio Spurs for a Dec. 14 game in Mexico City, making for one of the NBA’s two regular-season matchups outside of the United States and Canada this coming season.

With the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons also making the trek to play in a game two days earlier, the NBA will for the first time have four teams play in Mexico during one regular season.

The Phoenix-San Antonio game marks the league’s 30th game in Mexico since 1992. It’s the fourth season in a row the NBA has played two regular-season games in Mexico City.

“We had a transcendent experience hosting two regular-season games in Mexico City in 2017 and our entire organization is excited about returning to Mexico as a home team next season,” said Suns president and CEO Jason Rowley in a statement.

“Our relationship with Mexico is special and it’s a tremendous opportunity to continue engaging our growing group of supporters in that region, while helping expand the NBA and the game of basketball to a very passionate fan base.”

Phoenix also faced San Antonio in its 2017 trip to Mexico City, beating the Spurs 108-105. Devin Booker scored 39 points to push the Suns past the Spurs and star Kawhi Leonard, who scored 38 points.

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