The trial will go to China as the Philadelphia 76ers will face the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA China Games.
The Mavericks and Sixers meet twice at the day before competition on October 5 in Shanghai and on October 8 in Shenzhen. It will be the first time that the Mavericks and Sixers play in China.
"These games not only bring the excitement of NBA action directly to our passionate Chinese fans, but also provide our teams and players the opportunity to experience the rich culture and history of the country," said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in a statement. "The Mavericks and 76ers, who play for the first time in China, will experience the incredible support of our Chinese fans first-hand and be connected through projects and events in the local community."
25th and 26. In NBA games in China, Philadelphia's rising core of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will face Dallas & #; Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes and Dennis Smith Jr.
The Mavericks recently changed their Chinese name to "Lone Ranger Heroes", since their Mavericks name in Chinese is translated as "Little Cows."
"When I participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I witnessed China's enthusiasm for basketball first hand," Nowitzki said in a statement. "It will be a fantastic experience for our franchise to play in China for the first time and we are also pleased to have the opportunity to work with two great Chinese players who played for the Mavericks ̵
"It will be an honor to be the first 76ers team to play in front of the great fanbase in China in October," he said.