Mumbai, Oct. 5 -- The NBA made a historic foray into India with the first-ever preseason game involving Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, at the National Sports Club of India's indoor stadium here on Friday. The match had all the ingredients one associates with NBA-slam dunks, fast breaks, quick-silver layups, fast-paced drives and precision free-throws-that kept a crowd of more than 3,000 children from the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA programme mesmerised. In the end, Pacers defeated the Kings 132-131 in overtime.

It wasn't just the game that kept the spectators enthralled on Friday - the parade of celebrities, basketball legends, music, dance and fun games during breaks kept the crowd engaged. The second game on Saturday is likely t...