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Get free tickets to watch the Jimmy Kimmel vs. Ted Cruz 'basketball classic' in Houston

A Twitter conversation between the U.S. senator from Texas and the late-night TV host took a bizarre turn, and now they'll play basketball in a Houston charity match.

HOUSTON -- It'll be Jimmy Kimmel versus Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday in Houston after Twitter trash talk led to a charity basketball matchup.

The two will play in a showdown at Texas Southern University on June 16, and yes the trash talk continues.

This all started after Game 7 of the Western Conference NBA Finals when Kimmel said Cruz looked like a blob fish and blamed him for the Rockets’ loss.

Now the pair will play against each other on the court, and the loser will pay $5,000 to charity.

On Monday night Kimmel tweeted how Houstonians can request free tickets to the event with, yes, more trash talk and the hashtag “#Cruzin4aLosin.”

Go to http://KimmelvsCruz.com to answer a few questions and request tickets. You can ask for up to three.

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