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Rockets, Raptors will play 2 preseason video games in Japan – Infosurhoy

The Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets are headed overseas next fall.

The NBA announced Monday that the two teams will play a pair of preseason games Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 at Saitama, Japan, just outside Tokyo.

The league will head back to Japan for the first time since playing 12 regular-season games there between 1990 and 2003. A Phoenix Suns-Utah Jazz matchup in Tokyo on Nov. 2, 1990, was the first regular-season game outside of North America by a major U.S. sports league, according to the NBA.

The Rockets visited Japan when they opened the 1992-93 season with two losses to the Seattle SuperSonics in Yokohama, 111-94 and 89-85.

The Raptors have never previously played in Japan.

–Field Level Media

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