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NBA India Games 2019

NBA India Games 2019: Gateway of India lights up days before the historic preseason games in Mumbai

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On Saturday, less than a week before the first-ever NBA India Games, the Gateway of India was illuminated in NBA colors like never before.

The spectacle of lights was a stunning display to mark the countdown to the historic preseason clash between the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers.

Here's a look at the breathtaking display:

Both teams will compete in two exhibition contests at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai on October 4 and 5. The event marks the first games played by teams from any North American sports league on Indian soil.

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The Kings, among the oldest teams in the league, have an Indian-born co-owner and chairman in Vivek Ranadivé. Meanwhile, the Pacers were ABA giants before they joined the NBA with the merger in 1976.

The first of these two preseason games on October 4 will be attended by 3,000 boys and girls from more than 70 schools under the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.

For more updates and stories on the NBA India Games 2019, you can follow NBA.com's page dedicated to the historic event.

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