NBA champion Boston Celtics to face defending champion Denver Nuggets in the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024

The National Basketball Association (NBA) alongside the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have announced the return of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games in 2024. The games, sponsored by ADQ, will feature a matchup between the 17-time NBA champion Boston Celtics and the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets. These preseason games are set for Friday, October 4, and Sunday, October 6, in Abu Dhabi.

The Celtics’ lineup boasts talent such as five-time NBA All-Star Jayson Tatum, three-time NBA All-Star Jaylen Brown, 2021 NBA champion Jrue Holiday, and 2018 NBA All-Star Kristaps Porziņģis. Holiday, previously playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, participated in the first NBA Abu Dhabi Games in 2022. The Nuggets are highlighted by two-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and six-time NBA All-Star Nikola Jokić, along with Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon.

This event will be broadcast live in the UAE, across the Middle East, and globally, reaching fans in over 200 countries and territories through television, digital media, and social media platforms. While ticket sales and venue details will be announced later, fans are encouraged to express their interest online for updates and information on special ticket packages that include premium access, VIP experiences, and local accommodations.

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 is part of a broader partnership between the NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi, which aims to engage fans through NBA Global Games, interactive events, health clinics, and more, all while promoting Abu Dhabi as a prime tourist destination.

NBA coverage has been available in the UAE since the 1987-88 season, with the league maintaining a strong presence on social media and offering a wide range of merchandise to fans in the region through both online and physical stores.

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