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INDIANAPOLIS--India has never hosted an NBA game. That will change soon and the Indiana Pacers will be part of that change. 

The NBA says the Pacers will play the very first games in India when they battle the Sacramento Kings in two preseason games. 

The games are scheduled for October 4 and 5 2019 at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai.  These will also be the first games staged in India by a North American sports league. 

“We are thrilled to be one of the first two teams to play the first-ever game in India and proud to be part of the expanding NBA worldwide footprint of our game of basketball,” Pacers owner Herbert Simon said.

“Our inaugural NBA India Games will help further untap the enormous basketball potential in a country with a thriving sports culture and a growing, young and engaged population,” added NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We thank the Kings and Pacers organizations for participating in this historic event.” 

Tickets for the games won’t go on sale until later. You can go to for information and tickets.


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