NBA: Bucks, Hawks to play two pre-season games in Abu Dhabi | Inquirer Sports
NBA

NBA: Bucks, Hawks to play two pre-season games in Abu Dhabi

/ 03:33 PM May 11, 2022
FILE PHOTO: May 7, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) rests between plays during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during game three of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Fiserv Forum.

FILE PHOTO: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34). Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will play the first National Basketball Association pre-season games in the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf this October, the league said on Tuesday.

The Bucks, whose roster includes two-times NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Hawks, who currently feature twice All-Star Trae Young, will meet on Oct. 6 and Oct. 8 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

ADVERTISEMENT

The games, billed as The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, are part of a multi-year partnership between the NBA and the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi.

“We look forward to visiting Abu Dhabi and furthering the league’s goals of inspiring people through basketball,” Bucks President Peter Feigin said in a news release.

FEATURED STORIES

Atlanta Hawks Chief Executive Steve Koonin credited the NBA for its efforts to grow the game and said the experience of playing in Abu Dhabi will be both “incredibly memorable and impactful” for the team’s players and staff.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.