NBA Global Games Europe 2016 by the numbers

With the Oklahoma City Thunder traveling to Spain in October to play two games against Real Madrid and FC Barcelona as part of the NBA Global Games Europe 2016, check out this interesting guide to the NBA Global Games Europe 2016 by the numbers. This is the first time that the Oklahoma City Thunder will play a game in Spain, whereas Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have previously played eight games against NBA teams in Spain, with a record of four victories and four defeats.

1 – This is the first time that the Oklahoma City Thunder will play a game in Spain, although they previously played a pair of European preseason games in 2013 against the Philadelphia 76ers in Manchester, England and against Fenerbahçe Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey. The Thunder’s previous incarnation, the Seattle Supersonics, played in Sevilla, Spain against the Indiana Pacers in 1996
3 – FC Barcelona have won three games out of four against NBA teams in Spain, with victories over the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010, the Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 and the Dallas Mavericks in 2012
4 – Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona played four times against an NBA team in Spain, with a record of four victories and four defeats. Real Madrid have lost on three occasions, against the Boston Celtics (1988 and 2015) and against the Utah Jazz (2009), and won once against the Toronto Raptors (2007). FC Barcelona have won three games out of four, against the Philadelphia 76ers (2006), the Los Angeles Lakers (2010) and the Dallas Mavericks (2012), losing once against the Memphis Grizzlies (2003)
5 – Five different Western Conference teams have previously played games in Spain. The Oklahoma City Thunder will be the sixth after the Los Angeles Lakers, the Seattle Supersonics, the Dallas Mavericks, the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors
6 – Number of games played by NBA teams in Madrid
7 – Number of games played by NBA teams in Barcelona
19 – The two games part of the NBA Global Games Europe 2016 will be the 18th and 19th games played in Spain by an NBA team
104 – Points scored by Real Madrid against the Toronto Raptors in 2007 in Madrid for what has been their only victory against an NBA team out of four games in Spain
375 – Number of points scored by FC Barcelona against NBA teams in the previous four games played in Spain. Although they scored eight fewer points than Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have won three out of four games, whereas Real Madrid have only won one game
383 – Number of points scored by Real Madrid against NBA teams in the previous four games played in Spain
1988 – The first game played by an NBA team in Spain took place in Madrid in 1988, when the Boston Celtics beat the Yugoslavian National Team 113-85
2015 – The last game played by an NBA team in Spain was last year, in 2015, when the Boston Celtics beat Real Madrid 111-96 in Madrid

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Source: Pitch London
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