NBA set for return to Japan

North American basketball league the NBA has announced it will return to Japan for the first time since 2003, with the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets to play two preseason games at Saitama’s Super Arena on October 8 and October 10.

The NBA Japan Games 2019 presented by Rakuten will mark the league’s 13th and 14th games in the country and come ahead of Tokyo’s staging of the 2020 summer Olympic Games and Japan’s participation in the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China.

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