It’s on for the Dubs as they travel to Tokyo, Japan for the first time ever to play a two-game preseason against the Washington Wizards.
The 2022 Japan Games will mark the Warriors’ first basketball sight in 75 days, and the ninth and 10e games the Dubs have played outside of North America.
As the Dubs announce NBA play in Japan, let’s take a look back at the Warriors’ international games over the years.
2022 | Japan
The Warriors take on the Washington Wizards in Tokyo, Japan to kick off the 2022 preseason, marking both teams’ first visit to the country. The Dubs will open the pre-season with back-to-back matchups on September 30 and October 1, with Dub Nation getting a glimpse of the new-look Warriors 2022-23 for the very first time. “We’re here to kick off the next tour of the next gold trophy,” Draymond Green said after landing in Tokyo, making his first return to the country since winning a gold medal with the team. American in 2020.
2017 | China
Prior to this year’s trip to Japan, the last time the Warriors were overseas was at the NBA Global Games in China in 2017. The Warriors finished 1-1 in their two-game slate against Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves. In their opener in Shenzhen, the Dubs lost 111-97, but the team bounced back in their second meeting in Shanghai with Stephen Curry exploding for 40 points and sinking six 3-pointers in a 142-110 victory. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson followed with a 28-point outing, going 10-for-17 from the field and 8-for-10 from beyond the arc.
2013 | China
The Warriors met the Los Angeles Lakers in China in 2013. The Dubs finished 2-0 against the Lakers, who were without Kobe Bryant as the NBA icon rehabilitated from an Achilles injury. David Lee led the Dubs’ 100-95 win in Beijing, posting 31 points, six rebounds and four assists. The Warriors followed up their winning game in Shanghai, with Klay Thompson recording a game-high 25 points, shooting 10-for-14 from the field and connecting on five 3-pointers for a 115-89 victory. Among other highlights of the trip that year, the entire Warriors squad visited the Great Wall of China.
2008 | China
In 2008, the Dubs met the Milwaukee Bucks for a two-game slate in China. The Warriors went 1-1 to the Bucks as the team fell to a 98-94 loss in their opener in Guangzhou. Kelenna Azubuike led the Warriors with 24 points and seven rebounds. In their second meeting in Beijing, seven Dubs scored the double to claim a 109-108 win. Stephen Jackson recorded a team-high 24 points, shooting 9-for-14 from the field and 5-for-9 from 3-point range. The Dubs team also took advantage of a handful of overseas tourist attractions.
1994 | Spain
On the same tour in 1994, the Warriors took part in an exhibition match at Olmpico Pavello in Badalona, Spain where the Dubs took a 122-104 win over Joventut Badalona.
1994 | France
The Warriors joined the Charlotte Hornets on the 1994 European tour at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France for their first game outside of North America. Chris Mullin scored 14 of his 25 points in the second period, helping lead the Dubs to a 132-116 win. Warriors Latrell Sprewell (24) and Tim Hardaway (21) combined for 45 points overall. The match was played in front of a crowd of 15,324 fans.