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Kings, Celtics set to square off in Mexico City in 2015

Game is part of the NBA Global Games initiative and marks the league's third regular-season game (and 22nd overall) in Mexico.

POSTED: Apr 14, 2015 10:03 AM ET

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Celtics-Kings to Play in Mexio

The Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings will play the league's third regular-season game at Mexico City Arena on Dec. 3, 2015.

— The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live today announced that the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings will travel to Mexico for the first time to play the league's third regular-season game in the country at the Mexico City Arena on Dec. 3 as part of NBA Global Games 2015. The contest marks the league's 22nd game in Mexico overall, the most NBA matchups held in any country outside the U.S. and Canada.

The Celtics, who have won a record 17 NBA championships, are led by Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, and Marcus Smart, while the Kings feature NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.

In addition to the on court action, NBA Global Games Mexico City 2015 will feature a variety of activities off the court, including NBA Cares community programs and interactive fan events. The game also will be supported by a variety of partners and will be available to fans globally on television, digital, and social media.

Tickets can be purchased beginning April 24 at the Mexico City Arena's ticket booths, online at superboletos.com, via phone at 01 800 BOLETOS, or at any of the following stores across Mexico: Soriana, Farmacias del Ahorro, Blockbuster, Innova Sport, and Palacio de Hierro.

NBA Global Games Mexico City 2015 is one of many games the league will play internationally next season as part its efforts to connect with fans globally. NBA Global Games China 2015 will feature two preseason games between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers this October. Additional NBA Global Games will be announced at a later date.

More information can be found at NBA.com/Mexico, Facebook.com/NBAMex, and on Twitter @NBAMEX.

Executive/Player Quotes:

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver:

"Basketball is more popular than ever, and Global Games Mexico 2015 is part of our ongoing dedication to growing the game around the world. We are thrilled to bring the authentic NBA experience to our fans in Mexico once again, and to have another extraordinary opportunity for our teams and players to experience the country's warm hospitality and traditions."

Zignia Live General Manager Ignacio Saenz:

"Zignia Live is proud to host another NBA game in the Mexico City Arena next Dec. 3, which will feature the NBA's Boston Celtics, a franchise that holds 17 championships, and the Sacramento Kings, the holder of five division titles and one conference title. By bringing major sporting events to Mexican fans, like with this upcoming NBA game, Zignia Live demonstrates its continued effort and social commitment to the sport."

Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé:

"We're honored to participate in the NBA's Global Games. The ultimate power of sports is the ability to connect people across geographic, economic and cultural lines. As part of our NBA 3.0 philosophy, we look forward to connecting with fans in Mexico City and sharing our experience through social media and digital platforms with fans around the world."

Boston Celtics Co-owner and Managing Partner Wyc Grousbeck:

"The Boston Celtics are excited to bring our rich history and tradition to Mexico as part of NBA Global Games 2015. Fans all over the world know about Celtic pride, and we couldn't be more proud that we're adding to our legacy by bringing our game and our team to Mexico."

Sacramento Kings Head Coach George Karl:

"International competition provides an opportunity for our players and staff to grow closer together while experiencing basketball in a foreign setting. We're all excited about the trip to Mexico City and look forward to entertaining many great NBA fans in Latin America."

Boston Celtics Guard Avery Bradley:

"I am so excited to play in Mexico City next season. It is not only great for our storied franchise to meet our fans there but also to connect with them in the community."