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Pacers-Rockets preseason game tickets on sale June 16; prices start at Php550

MANILA, Philippines – Tickets for the NBA Global Games Philippines 2013 featuring the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers will go on sale on Sunday, June 16, the NBA and SM announced Friday morning.

In a press conference at halftime during a Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers East finals Game 5 viewing party hosted by NBA Philippines and SM, it was announced that tickets for a seat at Section E of the Mall of Asia Arena will be sold for as low as Php550.

Other seats, meanwhile, will go for Php4,200 (Section D), Php8,400 (Section C), Php27,000 (Premium B) and Php32,300 (Premium A). Section C and D, and Premium A and B tickets come with free Global Games merchandise.

The selling will commence at 10 a.m. on June 16. The tickets are available for purchase online at: Organizers said a total of 16,000 tickets will be available for sale to the public.

The game, which will be played on October 10, is part of the NBA’s comprehensive Global Games schedule and will be the league’s first preseason game in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

The Houston Rockets feature a dynamic young roster led by NBA All-Star and All-NBA selection James Harden, along with Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons. The team has played 13 games outside of the US and Canada, including four games in China, two each in 2004 and 2010, and two regular season games in Japan in 1992.

The Indiana Pacers, led by NBA All-Stars Paul George and Roy Hibbert, have played overseas twice, most recently in 2009 in Beijing and Taipei.

The NBA Global Games will see eight NBA teams play in eight cities in six countries this October. The schedule – which will also feature the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards - will also include the first-ever NBA preseason game in Brazil, and in the cities of Bilbao, Spain, and Manchester, England. It will also include games in Beijing, Istanbul, Shanghai, and Taipei.

More information can be found at,, and via social media on and on Twitter @NBA_Philippines. Enquiries can also be directed to the SM Customer Care Hotline at +63 2 470-2222.

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