NBA Africa Game 2018: Everything you need to know

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Team Africa played Team World in the third NBA Africa Game at Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa, on Saturday. The game was being played in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Team Africa comprised players born in Africa, or with direct family ties to the continent, while Team World featured players drawn from the rest of the world.

Team Africa

Team Africa was coached by Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard.

Team World

Team World was coached by Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina.

(* denotes team co-captain)


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2015: Team World defeated Team Africa 101-97 in the first NBA Africa Game, staged at Ellis Park Arena, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2017: Team World maintained their undefeated run, beating Team Africa 108-97 in the second NBA Africa Game at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

NBA Africa Game 2018: The best of ESPN's coverage

Embiid's heroics not enough for Team Africa: Team World led from start to finish to make it three wins in three games against Team Africa, taking the 2018 NBA Africa Game 96-92 at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria on Saturday.

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In pictures: NBA stars get their hands dirty at Habitat for Humanity

Social Media: A week in Johannesburg in the stars' own posts

Al-Farouq Aminu: Why I'm returning for Nigeria, and what I think of the Super Eagles' non-handball

John Collins: First time building a house with my own hands

Harrison Barnes 'Trying to learn as much as I can'

Hope springs eternal: Why Team Africa could finally win an NBA Africa game

Joel Embiid: Real Madrid, Nelson Mandela, and giving back to Africa

Khris Middleton: "Looking at these kids and knowing that one of them could be the next Thon Maker or Giannis Antetokounmpo is great."


Lowry says he can't wait to come back to Africa

Kyle Lowry joins Marc Spears to discuss the experience of being able to play for Team World against Team Africa.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: So what does Africa mean to me? It means a hope for the future that white and black people can work together to restore the economic and political integrity of the continent as a real home and cultural home for blacks worldwide.


Team World rolls against Team Africa

In a highlight-filled exhibition from Johannesburg, South Africa, Andre Drummond, Kyle Lowry and Kristaps Porzingis lead Team World to a 108-97 win over Team Africa.

'He has the swag': Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo describes the experience of meeting former US president Barack Obama as "mind-blowing," and complimented the politician's "swag".

'The NBA is a business and we have to move on': Toronto's Pascal Siakam is in South Africa to play in his first NBA Africa game, and the Cameroonian was in a diplomatic mood when discussing the Raptors' newsworthy offseason.

Will there be fireworks at NBA Africa? Eastern Conference rivals Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are set to lock horns at the NBA Africa game in South Africa.

What to expect from Team Africa's debutants? Five players will make their NBA Africa Game debut on Saturday, though none will be new to fans of the game.

Barnes excited to 'spread the game of basketball': Harrison Barnes tells Ohm Youngmisuk why he is heading to Africa for the first time as a member of Team World, which plays against Team Africa in the NBA's third Africa Game on Saturday in South Africa.


Collins happy to get hands-on in Johannesburg

Atlanta Hawks' John Collins looks back on his day helping build houses at the Habitat for Humanity event.

Highlights from ESPN's coverage of the 2017 NBA Africa Game

Dikembe Mutombo helps grow the game in Africa: The league ambassador works with Basketball Without Borders camp, NBA Africa game and more

NBA Africa VP Amadou Fall talks about growing the game in the continent: The Senegalese exec wants to increase the league's influence - and he's got big plans.

Cameroon Calling: More than a decade ago, Luc Mbah a Moute created a path, which Joel Embiid took and Pascal Siakam followed. This is the untold story of the rise of Cameroonian ball.

Hakeem Olajuwon impressed by today's African NBA stars: Hakeem Olajuwon discusses the trail he blazed from Nigeria to NBA stardom, and the development of a pipeline that has opened doors for African players such as Joel Embiid to fulfill their basketball dreams in the U.S.

The Greatest Story Ever Trolled: Joel Embiid has turned the Sixers' famed process into performance art, and everyone is feeling merry and bright -- for now.

That's a wrap: Review ESPN's full and in-depth coverage of the 2017 NBA Africa Game.