Bulls and Pistons to play regular season game in Paris

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Mar 9, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu (12) is fouled by Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Livers (12) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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May 24 (Reuters) - The six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons will play a regular season game in Paris in January, the National Basketball Association said on Tuesday.

The Jan. 19 clash at the Accor Arena will be the first NBA game in Europe since 2020 and the 12th in France since 1991.

It will be the Bulls' third game in Paris, with the team having played two exhibition contests in the French capital in 1997, and the first game in France for the three-time NBA champion Pistons.

The Bulls, who lost in the first-round of the 2022 NBA playoffs, feature five-time NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan, while the Pistons, who have not made the playoffs since 2019, have 2020 Olympic gold medalist Jerami Grant.

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Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Ken Ferris

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