MEXICO CITY – As part of the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 presented by Nike, the Orlando Magic will take on the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 13, and the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.
The 27th and 28th NBA games in Mexico will mark the most NBA games held in any country outside the U.S. and Canada.
Below is a look at facts and figures about the NBA Mexico City Games 2018:
8/9 – The matchups will be the NBA’s eighth and ninth regular-season games in Mexico all-time
23 – Following NBA Mexico City Games 2018, Twenty-three NBA teams will have played games in Mexico since 1992
78 – Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker scored 39 points in each of the two NBA Mexico City Games in 2017, vs. the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs
38 – Following the Mexico City Games 2018, the NBA will have played 38 games in the Caribbean and Latin America since 1991
6 – This year’s games are being supported by six world-class partners: presenting partner Nike, 2K, Coors Light, Gatorade, SAP and Tissot
1/2/4 – The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will mark the first time the Bulls will play in Mexico, while the Magic will be making their second visit (2012) and the Jazz will be playing their fourth game in Mexico (two games in 1996, 2003)
6 – The Houston Rockets and the Mavericks are tied for the most games played in Mexico with six games each
11 – The Magic will be playing in their eleventh international game in franchise history: London (1993 – 2 games), Japan (1996 – 2 games), China (2007 – 2 games), Mexico (2012), Brazil (2015) and London (2016)
14 – The Bulls (3), Jazz (7), and Magic (4) featured 14 international players on opening-night rosters
262 – The Arena Ciudad de Mexico court that will feature the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 logo will be made up of 262 pieces of wood squares.
30 – There will be 30 official Spalding NBA game basketballs transported to Mexico City ahead of the matchup by the NBA
4,800 – The Magic, Bulls and Jazz will bring over 4,800 lbs. (2,177 kg.) of equipment and training room supplies combined, including 150 pairs of shoes, 350 pairs of socks and 10 sets of game uniforms
100 – There will be 100 cases of Gatorade (2,400 bottles) ready for use by the Magic, Bulls and Jazz
8/6 – The Magic will bring eight members of the Orlando Magic Dance Team and six members of their Blue Crew interactive entertainment team
Fans can find more NBA information at NBA.com, Facebook.com/NBA_Mexico and on Twitter (@NBAMEX). Fans can also purchase all the latest NBA merchandise at NBATienda.com and at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on game nights.