Two of next season’s preseason exhibitions will have some added flavor.
The NBA announced today that the Rockets are one of eight teams to play games overseas. Houston will face the Pacers on Oct. 10 in the Philippines at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
They’ll play the Pacers again Oct. 13 in Taipei, Taiwan. With point guard Jeremy Lin’s Taiwanese descent, Linsanity is sure to be in full effect.
“Providing fans with an authentic NBA experience is an important part of our efforts to grow the game globally,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement. “This fall, nearly a third of our teams will embark on a global tour that will celebrate the game of basketball, give our international fans a chance to connect with NBA teams and players, and leave a lasting impact in each of the communities we visit.”
Rockets going international to start 2013-2014 preseason
Houston Chronicle | Mar 5