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BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2017 – NBA China today announced that tickets for NBA China Games 2017 presented by Master Kong featuring the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves will go on sale Aug. 18.
The Warriors and Timberwolves will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Universiade Center, followed by a rematch in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Oct. 8.
NBA China has partnered with promoter iRENA Group and co-promoter AEG Presents Asia to provide fans with convenient ways to purchase tickets.  Fans can purchase tickets through official ticketing partners Wesai, Damai and Yongle.
The games will mark the Warriors’ third trip to China following visits in 2008 and 2013.  The Timberwolves will be playing in China for the first time and appearing in their ninth and 10th international games since 1999.  The games, which will be available worldwide on television, digital and social media, will also feature a variety of off-court activities, including the sixth NBA Fan Day presented by Dongfeng Nissan on Oct. 7 in Shanghai. 
The Warriors’ roster currently features two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, three-time NBA All-Star Klay Thompson and two-time NBA All-Star Draymond Green.
The Timberwolves’ roster currently features back-to-back NBA Rookies of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, as well as three-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler.
NBA China Games 2017 is presented by Master Kong and supported by American Airlines, Chivas Regal, Cisco, Clear, DF Nissan, ExxonMobil, Gatorade, Harbin Beer, Marriott, Mengniu, Nike, SAP, Tissot, Vivo and 2K.  The NBA and its partners will conduct a variety of interactive fan events, consumer promotions and community events that will bring the NBA China Games experience to fans inside the arenas and across China.  Through these programs lucky fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to the games.
Following NBA China Games 2017, 14 NBA teams will have played 24 games in Greater China since 2004, in Beijing, Guangzhou, Macao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei. As part of NBA China Games, NBA Cares, together with NBA teams and players, has hosted more than 50 community outreach events and built more than 10 spaces where children and their families can learn, live and play.

About NBA China
The NBA’s entity that conducts all of the league’s businesses in Greater China was formed in January 2008 after its first office opened in Hong Kong in 1992.  The NBA has interacted with Chinese basketball for decades, including first hosting the Chinese National team in 1985.  The NBA currently has relationships with a strong network of television and digital media outlets in China, including a partnership of 30 years with national broadcaster CCTV.  The league hosts hundreds of touring basketball events for fans, conducts community enrichment programs, and maintains marketing partnerships with a combination of world-class China-based corporations and U.S.-based multinationals. 
NBA China is headquartered in Beijing and also has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.  NBA licensed products such as apparel and footwear are available through various retail networks and authorized online stores on e-commerce and social media platforms, including Tmall.com, JD.com, WeChat, NBAStore.cn, NBAStore.hk and NBAStore.tw.  In 2004, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to play games in China, with two games between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing.  Following NBA Global Games China 2017, 14 NBA teams will have played 24 games in Greater China.  The NBA is the most-followed sports league in China, with more than 115 million social media followers. 

About iRENA Group
Founded in 2001, iRENA Group is a leading sports business company in China. The company has seen solid growth over the years and has developed a holistic business line that covers venue and sports events operations, ticketing business, merchandise, electronic games, fan relations, sports tourism, sports training and education, sports gambling and sports agent business.  In 2015, iRENA became a promotional partner of the NBA China Games and expanded its partnership with NBA China this year to become a multi-year promoter of the NBA China Games. 
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