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Minister Murray welcomes the Boomers and the Canadian team to Perth at Bendat Basketball Centre.

Photo: Minister Murray welcomes the Boomers and the Canadian team to Perth at Bendat Basketball Centre.

  • Australian Boomers taking on Team Canada at RAC Arena over two games this weekend
  • Host of Australian NBA stars set to hit Perth — the Boomers' first local matches since 2014
  • Both countries to feature their 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup teams
  • State Government delivering biggest-ever winter of sport for Western Australia

Australian NBA players Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova and Andrew Bogut will line up against Canada's best this Friday and Saturday nights — a precursor to the countries' upcoming Group H matches at the World Cup in China.

The Boomers' star-studded line up also includes NBA players Joe Ingles, Aron Baynes, and Jonah Bolden.

Perth Wildcat Nicholas Kay will be joined on his home court by NBL counterparts Cameron Gliddon, Chris Goulding and Nathan Sobey. Six members of the 2016 Olympic team will also return for the Boomers.

The Boomers last played in Perth back in 2014, for the Sino-Australia Challenge where they defeated China in two games.

The matches follow an unprecedented winter of sport in Western Australia — with the State Government bringing world-class soccer, rugby league, rugby union, and basketball to WA shores in recent weeks.

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Page reviewed 30 July 2019