Timberwolves, Spurs to play in Mexico

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJune 25, 2013


The Minnesota Timberwolves will play a regular-season game in Mexico City for the first time in their history, when they challenge the San Antonio Spurs as part of the expanded NBA Global Game schedule.
The Wolves will serve as the home team against the Spurs, who lost to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, Dec. 4, at the Mexico City Arena.
The 2013-14 NBA Global Games schedule includes 12 NBA teams playing 10 regular-season and preseason games in eight cities spanning six countries and territories.
"With the huge international presence on our current roster and our increasing global popularity, this is a natural fit for us,' Timberwolves President Chris Wright said in a statement. "The NBA has done a phenomenal job in growing our game globally and we're excited to be a part of history as the NBA continues to expand its brand internationally."
With a roster that featured six players from five different countries and territories at the end of the 2012-13 season, the Timberwolves are among the most global teams in the NBA. San Antonio had nine.