• AFP-Jiji, Reuters, staff report

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Japan’s Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards will play the Golden State Warriors in two NBA preseason games outside Tokyo before the 2022-23 campaign begins, the league announced Monday.

The first NBA games held outside North America since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic will be played Sept. 30 and October 2 at Saitama Super Arena, which can expand to a maximum capacity of 36,500 spectators.

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