Record number of international players reach postseason
April 12 (Reuters) - The NBA postseason will have a distinct international flair with a record 62 foreign born players from 33 countries chasing a championship ring, the league said on Thursday.
Frenchman Tony Parker, a four-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs will be making his 17th straight playoff appearance, the longest active streak among all NBA players.
The NBA playoffs begin on Saturday with the Golden State Warriors opening the defence of their crown against the Spurs.
The league also said it had set all-time records for total attendance (22,124,559), average attendance (17,987) and sellouts (741) during the 2017-18 season. (Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Christian Radnedge)