NBA has taken its annual European match away from London and heading for Paris.
The AccorHotels Arena in the French capital will host Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets as part of the American league’s regular season.
The crowds will flow into the stadium to watch last year’s MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo take on the Hornets, owned by the great Michael Jordan – who just happens to sponsor the city’s top football team Paris Saint-Germain.
When is NBA Paris game?
The NBA clash will take place on Friday, January 24.
It will start at 8pm UK time – that is 9pm in France and 3pm Eastern Time.
The match is being held at the 15,609-seater AccorHotels Arena, which will also host the basketball during the 2024 Olympics.
Charlotte Hornets will be noted down as the home team for this game between the Eastern Conference sides.
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What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
Hornets vs Bucks will be shown live on Sky Sports Mix in the UK, with coverage underway from 8pm.
Sky Sports Mix is a free channel with all Virgin TV and Sky bundles.
You can live stream the match via Sky Go, Sky Sports app or on Virgin TV Go.
Alternatively, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
What is the team news?
The headline act on show will be Giannis Antetokounmpo – also known as the Greek Freak – with the forward looking to continue his remarkable run of scoring an average of 30 points per game this season.
The Lopez twins – Brook and Robin – will be battling it out for the centre spot as the Bucks look to continue their push to become Eastern Conference champs.
Meanwhile, for the Hornets, they will be without the injured Nicolas Batum.
They will be relying on Devonte Graham and Terry Rozier to come up with the points, with the pair averaging around 18 points a game each.
- Milwaukee Bucks hold the best record in the NBA this season with 39-6
- Bucks crushed the Hornets 137-96 in their last meeting in December
- This will be the Charlotte Hornet’s first regular-season game outside North America