The 17-time NBA champion Boston Celtics will face the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets in two preseason games on October 4 and 6 in Abu Dhabi.

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Introducing the Boston Celtics

The 17-time NBA champion Boston Celtics currently lead the Eastern Conference standings as they look to add to their impressive tally of NBA titles as the joint winningest franchise in NBA history.

The Celtics are led by five-time NBA All-Star Jayson Tatum, two-time NBA All-Star Jaylen Brown, 2021 NBA champion Jrue Holiday and 2018 NBA All-Star Kristaps Porziņģis.

Introducing the Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets secured their first NBA championship in franchise history last season and are having a strong 2023-24 campaign as they look to defend their title.

The reigning champions are led by two-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and six-time NBA All-Star Nikola Jokić, Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and Aaron Gordon, as the Nuggets hope for more success this season.

Etihad Arena
Yas Island
Friday, October 5
4:30PM local time

Fan Appreciation Day is a 2-hour family-friendly entertainment experience that will feature world-class NBA game entertainment, skills competitions, appearances by Celtics and Nuggets players, Shaquille O’Neal and other NBA legends.

Special celebrity guests and musical act will be announced at a later date.

Manarat al Saadiyat
Thursday, October 3 - Sunday, October 6

NBA District is a family-friendly, 4-day event filled with NBA and partner activations. Fans will be able to meet NBA legends, participate in basketball activities on a full-size NBA court, watch NBA highlights and programming, take their photo with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, play arcade-style games, purchase limited-edition NBA merchandise, and more.

3 Oct Doors open: 1pm – 8pm

4 Oct Door open: 11am – 8pm

5 Oct Doors open: 11am – 8pm

6 Oct Doors open: 11am – 8pm

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