Defending NBA champions The Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves will play two pre-season games in China next month in front of sold out crowds. The first game here in Shenzhen on Thursday, October 5th and the second on Sunday October 8th in Shanghai, will also feature a variety of off-court activities.
The games will mark the Warriors’ third trip to China following visits in 2008 and 2013. The Timberwolves will be playing in China for the first time and appearing in their ninth and 10th international games since 1999.
The Warriors’ roster currently features two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, three-time NBA All-Star Klay Thompson and two-time NBA All-Star Draymond Green. The Timberwolves’ roster currently features back-to-back NBA Rookies of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, as well as three-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler.
Tickets for the event went on sale weeks ago but sold out almost immediately. We’ve been scouring the net since then looking for options to get tickets. We have found a few Taobao and Tmall vendors offering tickets; however, none look reliable enough to recommend to our readers.
If you want to watch the game in person though, there is still a good chance you can get tickets at the stadium. There are usually people there selling tickets. If you’d like to give that a try, here’s some useful information to keep in mind…
You can also get there by Metro or Bus. The nearest Metro station is the DaYun stop, Exit C, of Metro The stadium is about a 1.5km (25 minute) walk from the metro stop.
The nearest bus stop is:大运中心 Da Yun Zhong Xin. The following busses go there: E6, M315, M318, 365, M367, M386, M446, M447, 802, 839.
If you’re taking a taxi to Universiade Stadium, show them this address: 深圳大运中心（深圳市龙岗区黄阁路99号）
For your reference while negotiating ticket price, here is a chart showing how much the ticket prices went for online.
If you can’t make it to the games, they will be available worldwide on television, digital and social media, and you can watch them at your local sports bar (click here for a list).
George & Dragon confirmed that they will be showing the game.