Houston Rockets versus Indiana Pacers at the Mall of Asia Arena. NBA Global Games.

Last Week, MOA Arena announced that their tickets for the NBA Global Games here in the Philippines will go on same Sunday, June 16. The teams that will be playing? Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers.

The game will be played at the Mall of Asia Area on Thursday, October 10 as part of the NBA's comprehensive Global Games schedule and will be the league's preseason game in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

Too bad the Pacers lost to the Heat. They could have won the championship, but setting that aside, Pacers will still be led by NBA All-Stars Paul George and Roy Hibbert, have played overseas twice, most recently in 2009 in Beijing and Taipei. The Houston Rockets will feature a dynamic young roster led by NBA All-Star and All-NBA selection James Harden, along with Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons. The team has played 13 games outside of the US and Canada, including four games in China, two each in 2004 and 2010, and two regular season games in Japan in 1992.

Filipino fans are excited and so is MOA Area to host this first ever preseason game in the Philippines. 

The NBA Global Games will see eight NBA teams play in eight cities in six countries this October. The schedule – which will also feature the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards - will also include the first-ever NBA preseason game in Brazil, and in the cities of Bilbao, Spain, and Manchester, England. It will also include games in Beijing, Istanbul, Shanghai, and Taipei.

More information can be found at NBA.com, www.mallofasia-arena.com, and via social media on Facebook.com/philsnba and on Twitter @NBA_Philippines. Enquiries can also be directed to the SM Customer Care Hotline at +63 2 470-2222.

Tickets for the games are available for purchase online at www.smtickets.com.

See you at the game! :) 

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