SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today announced their 2019-20 preseason schedule, which will tip-off in Mumbai for the NBA India Games 2019 with a pair of contests against the Indiana Pacers at the NSCI Dome. Sacramento will take on Indiana on Friday, October 4 with the second game taking place on Saturday, October 5, marking the first games the NBA has played in India and the first games staged in the country by a North American sports league. Both games will take place at 7:00 p.m. IST.
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Sacramento returns to the United States for its preseason home opener versus the Phoenix Suns on Friday, October 11 (7:30 a.m. IST), as the Kings face off against the Suns for a second consecutive preseason having defeated Phoenix in their preseason matchup last year. The Kings will then head to Utah on Tuesday, October 15 (6:30 a.m. IST) to take on the Utah Jazz in the Kings' only road contest following their return from India.
Sacramento's five-game preseason calendar concludes at Golden 1 Center against Melbourne United of the National Basketball League in Australia on Thursday, October 17 (7:30 a.m. IST). The contest marks the second straight preseason the Kings have played against an international opponent as they invited Maccabi Haifa to Sacramento last season. This is the first time the Kings have played against an Australian opponent.
For more updates on the NBA India Games 2019, you can follow NBA.com's page dedicated to the historic two-day event. There you can find stories on both the Kings and Pacers along with news and analysis leading up to the two preseason games.