NBA Commissioner David Stern has confirmed that the NBA game between the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines will take place on October 10, 2013.
No less than Commissioner David Stern announces the 1st NBA Press season game on OCTOBER 10, 2013 Houston vs Indiana! via.me/-a8796va
— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) March 5, 2013
Stern reportedly said one of the reasons they’ve chosen the Philippines as the venue of the pre-season game between the two franchises is that the country “has the most number of NBA fans outside of the United States on Twitter and Facebook.”
|NBA at MOA Arena Philippines|
It's official! Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers are visiting the country this October 2013! #NBAPhGetsBig
— MALL OF ASIA ARENA (@MOAArena) March 5, 2013
According to sports journalists, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he and the team are “excited to come to the Philippines and play at the MOA Arena.”
MOA Arena has yet to announce when the tickets for the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers game will be available and how much it will cost.