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Tickets for NBA Global Games China 2016 presented by Master Kong to go on sale July 27

( Updated: 2016-07-20 10:55

Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans to Play Oct. 9 in Shanghai and Oct. 12 in Beijing

NBA China today announced that tickets for NBA Global Games China 2016 presented by Master Kong featuring the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans will go on sale July 27.

NBA China has partnered with promoter AEG Live Asia and its official ticketing partners Damai and iRENA Group, to provide fans with convenient ways to purchase tickets. Fans can purchase tickets through Damai's national call center (400-610-3721) and online at, or via iRENA Group's WeChat account "irenafwpt".

The Rockets and Pelicans will play Oct. 9 in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, followed by a rematch Oct. 12 in Beijing at The LeSports Center.

The 10th edition of NBA Global Games China will celebrate the Rockets' first visit to Shanghai since their inaugural game there in 2004 and their fourth trip overall to Greater China following visits in 2004, 2010 and 2013. NBA Global Games China 2016 will mark the Pelicans' first visit to China. The games, which will be available on television, digital and social media in more than 200 countries and territories, will also feature a variety of off-court activities, including the fifth Fan Appreciation Day presented by Dongfeng Nissan on Oct. 7 in Shanghai.

The Rockets' roster currently features four-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympic gold medalist James Harden, 2011-12 Most Improved Player Ryan Anderson and 2009 NBA Champion Trevor Ariza.

The Pelicans' roster features three-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Davis, 2016 No. 6 overall draft pick Buddy Hield and 2013 NBA All-Star Jrue Holiday.

NBA Global Games China 2016 is presented by Master Kong and supported by adidas; American Airlines; Clear; Dongfeng Nissan; Gatorade; Harbin Beer; Marriott International, Inc.; Mengniu; SAP; TISSOT and Vivo. The NBA and its partners will conduct a variety of interactive fan events, consumer promotions and community events that will bring the NBA Global Games experience to fans inside the arenas and across China. Through these programs lucky fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to the games.

Following NBA Global Games China 2016, 14 NBA teams will have played 22 games in Greater China since 2004, in Beijing, Guangzhou, Macao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei. As part of NBA Global Games China, NBA Cares, together with NBA teams and players, has hosted more than 40 community outreach events and built 10 spaces where children and their families can learn, live and play.

About NBA China

The NBA's entity that conducts all of the league's businesses in Greater China was formed in January 2008 after its first office opened in Hong Kong in 1992. The NBA has interacted with Chinese basketball for decades, including first hosting the Chinese National team in 1985. The NBA currently has relationships with a strong network of television and digital media outlets in China, including a partnership of 30 years with national broadcaster CCTV. The league hosts hundreds of touring basketball events for fans, conducts community enrichment programs, and maintains marketing partnerships with a combination of world-class China-based corporations and U.S.-based multinationals.

NBA China is headquartered in Beijing and also has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. NBA licensed products such as apparel and footwear are available through various retail networks and authorized online stores on e-commerce and social media platforms, including, and WeChat. In 2004, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to play games in China, with two games between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. The league has played a total of 20 games in China.

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