Bul­lets thrilled to get shot at Suns

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE Bris­bane Bul­lets will bounce into the big time when they play the Phoenix Suns in Oc­to­ber as part of a ground­break­ing part­ner­ship be­tween the NBL and the world’s best bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion.

The Bul­lets will take on the Suns in Phoenix on Oc­to­ber 13 in one of three his­toric matches be­tween NBL and NBA teams that will be an­nounced in Syd­ney to­day.

The other games will see the Syd­ney Kings clash with the Utah Jazz and Mel­bourne United face Ok­la­homa City Thun­der.

The se­ries of matches has been more than a year in the mak­ing, with the NBL work­ing over­time to forge strong links with the NBA that could pro­duce the holy grail of an NBA reg­u­lar sea­son match be­ing played in Aus­tralia.

The Bul­lets were sched­uled to play their first home game of the 2017- 18 NBL sea­son on the same week­end when they were to host New Zealand Break­ers at the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15.

That match will be resched­uled for later in the sea­son.

The game will be a pre- sea­son game for the Suns.

While it is an ex­hi­bi­tion match, it will still be one of the big­gest games the re­born Bul­lets have ever played out­side NBL grand fi­nals.

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