NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that they are making a commitment of $1 million to the Red Cross and other organizations, including The Salvation Army, New York Cares and Jersey Cares, that have mobilized to assist the people and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. In addition, NBA teams and players around the league are supporting a number of humanitarian organizations to help bring much-needed aid to those impacted by the devastation caused by the storm.

SALT LAKE CITY (October 30, 2012) – In celebration of the start of the 2012-13 NBA season, the Utah Jazz is hosting a bevy of pre-game and opening night activities, presented by Utah Toyota Dealers. Game tipoff is at 7 p.m. as the Jazz take on the Dallas Mavericks.

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With opening night falling on Halloween, fans are encouraged to come in costume and party on the plaza. Trunk-or-Treating kicks-off at 5 p.m.