The NBA Global Games in Mexico have returned after a two-season hiatus. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are set to play in Mexico City on Saturday, December 17, at Arena CDMX.

The visit to Mexico is the first time the NBA has played the Mexico City games since December 2019.

The NBA and Zignia today announced that the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat will play a regular-season game in Mexico City on Saturday, Dec. 17, marking the first NBA Mexico City Game since 2019 and the league’s 31st game in Mexico overall.


— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) August 17, 2022

San Antonio will showcase their newest rookie Tari Eason, recently re-signed Keldon Johnson, and of course, Coach Gregg Popovich. Meanwhile, Miami returns a team that just went to the Eastern Conference Finals led by Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

San Antonio made their debut in Mexico in 1994, and the Heat will play in Mexico for the first time since 2017.

The 2022-23 game also be the 30th season of the Mexico Games, which began in 1992 between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets.

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