Bulls, Pistons To Play Regular Season Game In Paris

The Bulls and Pistons will play a regular season game in France during the 2022/23 season, according to a press release. The game will take place on January 19, 2023 at the Accor Arena in Paris.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA’s Global Games initiative has been on hiatus for the last two-plus years. The most recent regular season contest played outside the U.S. or Canada also took place at the Accor Arena in Paris on January 24, 2020, when the Bucks defeated the Hornets.

Next season’s Bulls/Pistons contest will be the NBA’s 12th game in France since 1991 and the third time the Bulls have played there — Chicago took part in two preseason games in Paris in 1997. This will be the Pistons’ first time playing in the French capital.

With COVID-19 restrictions loosening around the world, the NBA is expected to play several preseason and regular season games outside of its teams’ home markets in 2022/23. The league has already announced a pair of preseason matchups in Abu Dhabi, and the Spurs are expected to play a couple “home” games in Mexico.

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