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Bucks to play 2 preseason games in Abu Dhabi

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(WAOW)-- For the second time in three years the Milwaukee Bucks will play a game outside of the United States and Canada. 

It was announced Tuesday that they will play two preseason games against the Atlanta Hawks in Abu Dhabi. 

The games will be Thursday, October 8 and Saturday, October 10 at Etihad Arena as part of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022. 

“We are honored to have been selected to participate in the NBA’s first games in the United Arab Emirates,” said Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin in a press release. “As the NBA continues to expand globally, we look forward to visiting Abu Dhabi and furthering the league’s goals of inspiring people through basketball. We will be proud to represent our city, our state and Bucks fans worldwide this October.”

The Bucks played a 2020 regular season game in Paris beating the Charlotte Hornets. 

The two games in October will be the NBA's first games played in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) and the Arabian Gulf. 

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