NBA Abu Dhabi Games

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 will feature the Celtics and Nuggets playing two preseason games

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced that the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 presented by ADQ will feature the 17-time NBA champion Boston Celtics and the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets playing two preseason games on Friday, October 4, and Sunday, Oct. 6 in Abu Dhabi.

The Celtics have in their line-up five-time NBA All-Star Jayson Tatum, three-time NBA All-Star Jaylen Brown, 2021 NBA champion Jrue Holiday and 2018 NBA All-Star Kristaps Porziņģis. Holiday took part in the inaugural NBA Abu Dhabi Games in 2022 as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, the Nuggets feature two-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and six-time NBA All-Star Nikola Jokić, Jamal Murray, and Aaron Gordon.

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 presented by ADQ will air live in the UAE, across the Middle East and around the world. Fans residing in more than 200 countries and territories can watch it on television, digital media and social media.

“We’re excited to bring two of the best teams in the NBA to Abu Dhabi in the Celtics and the Nuggets. There is incredible momentum around basketball in the UAE and across the Middle East, and we believe these games as well as our year-round grassroots development and fan engagement efforts will be a catalyst for the continued growth of the game in the region.”

– Mark Tatum, NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer
Image courtesy NBA / ADQ

The announcement for ticket sales information and the location for the games will be announced later. In the meantime, fans can receive more information by visiting here. There will be special ticket packages offering premium access, VIP experiences, hospitality and local hotel accommodations. These can be accessed here.

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 presented by ADQ are part of a multiyear collaboration between the NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi. This partnership features preseason NBA Global Games, the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League, a variety of interactive fan events featuring appearances by current and former NBA players, a series of NBA FIT clinics promoting health and wellness, and an NBA 2K League exhibition event.

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