Oct
09
Event Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM / Event Location: Veterans Memorial Arena

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Address: 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville 32202

NBA RETURNS WITH HIGH PROFILE MATCHUP FOR 2015 PRESEASON
Playoff Teams Atlanta and New Orleans to Face Off in Third Annual Event

For the third straight year, Jacksonville will be a destination for the NBA as the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans face off in a preseason game at Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday, Oct. 9.

The Hawks, who posted the best record in the Eastern Conference this season, will be playing a Pelicans team that advanced to the playoffs in the Western Conference for the first time since 2011.

The New Orleans Pelicans return to Jacksonville for the third year in a row. They feature All-NBA performer Anthony Davis coached by Alvin Gentry, who was an assistant coach for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors this past season.

The Atlanta Hawks will return to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena after playing here in a 2009 exhibition with the Miami Heat.