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Phoenix Suns to play two regular-season games in Mexico City

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13:  Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns smiles in front of teammate P.J. Tucker #17 in the first half of the NBA game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Talking Stick Resort Arena on April 13, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Los Angeles Clippers won 114 - 105.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns smiles in front of teammate P.J. Tucker #17 in the first half of the NBA game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Talking Stick Resort Arena on April 13, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Los Angeles Clippers won 114 - 105. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)  (2016 Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns will play two regular-season "home" games in Mexico City this season.

The team announced games there against the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 12 and the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 14.

It's the first time the NBA will have two games played in Mexico in the same season. With the two contests, the NBA will have held 24 games in Mexico since the first was held in 1992 and more than any country besides Canada.

Suns president Jason Rowley said at a news conference that the Suns "want to be the NBA team for Mexico."

Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton thanked Suns owner Robert Sarver and the team for a franchise "that is building bridges to Mexico and not walls."

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