Spurs, Heat to play 1st NBA regular-season game in Mexico City since 2019

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The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat will square off in the NBA's first regular-season contest in Mexico City since 2019, the league announced Wednesday.

The matchup will take place on Dec. 17 and will be the league's 31st game in Mexico overall.

San Antonio took part in the Association's last regular-season affair in the Mexican capital, defeating the Phoenix Suns 121-119 in an overtime clash three years ago.

"We have played six games in Mexico City, and every time, thousands of Spurs fans showed up, making us feel loved and right at home," Spurs Sports and Entertainment CEO RC Buford said in a statement.

"We are grateful for our loyal fans in Mexico and are thrilled for the opportunity to play in front of them as part of our 50th-anniversary season. This is one way we continue to purposefully engage and celebrate our growing number of fans in Mexico."

The Spurs also announced they'll play one regular-season contest at the Alamodome on Jan. 13 as part of their 50th-anniversary celebrations. The team will also play a pair of games in Austin in 2022-23.

The Alamodome was San Antonio's home venue from 1993-2002. The multipurpose stadium has a capacity of over 65,000, which would break the attendance record for an NBA regular-season game.

The Moody Center will host the two tilts in Austin.

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