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International teams highlight 2015 NBA preseason schedule

POSTED: Sep 1, 2015 4:41 PM ET
UPDATED: Sep 1, 2015 6:04 PM ET

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— The NBA today released its 2015 preseason schedule that tips off on Friday, Oct. 2 and features three top international teams -- Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Maccabi Haifa, and Paschoalotto/Bauru -- traveling to the U.S. for six games against six NBA teams.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, a six-time Turkish League champion, will be the first international team to play in the U.S. this preseason, taking on the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 5 at Barclays Center before meeting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 9 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Maccabi Haifa, an Israeli club facing NBA teams in the U.S. for the fifth time in six years, begins its trip against the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 8 at FedExForum, followed by a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 11 at Staples Center.

Paschoalotto/Bauru, which competes in Brazil's premier basketball league, will play the New York Knicks on Oct. 7 at Madison Square Garden and the Washington Wizards on Oct. 11 at Verizon Center.

The preseason schedule is also highlighted by two nationally televised games each for TNT and ESPN, with three of those four games involving the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.

TNT will air Golden State's matchup against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Oct. 15 (10 p.m. ET) and the Warriors' game against the Lakers at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Oct. 22 (10 p.m. ET). ESPN will televise a meeting between the Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 20 at Staples Center (10:30 p.m. ET), in addition to a game between the Wizards and Miami Heat on Oct. 21 at AmericanAirlines Arena (8 p.m. ET). NBA TV will televise the Global Games while additional televised games on the network will be announced at a later date.

The NBA preseason begins on Friday, Oct. 2, when the Denver Nuggets play the Clippers at Staples Center. The 2015-16 regular seasons tips off on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The six preseason games showcasing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Maccabi Haifa, and Paschoalotto/Bauru complement the NBA Global Games 2015-16 schedule, which includes six NBA teams playing seven games in six countries (seven cities).

The October trip for Fenerbahce will mark its first appearance against NBA teams on U.S. soil. As part of NBA Global Games, Fenerbahce hosted the Boston Celtics during the 2012 preseason, the Thunder during the 2013 preseason, and the then reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs during the 2014 preseason, all in Istanbul.

Maccabi Haifa traveled to the U.S. during the 2014 preseason for games against the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, and Wizards. In 2013, Maccabi Haifa won its first title since its founding in 1953, defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Super League Championship.

The two preseason games will be Paschoalotto/Bauru's first experience against NBA competition. Paschoalotto/Bauru won the Brazilian National League Championship in 2002 and the FIBA Americas League Championship in 2015.

On opening night of the 2014-15 regular season, the NBA featured a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories on official rosters (active and inactive).

See below and attached for the full 2015 NBA preseason schedule. Please visit NBA.com's schedule for more information.

2015 NBA PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Date | Game | Location | All Times Local

October 2
Denver @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM

October 3
Charlotte @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
New Orleans @ Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM

October 4
Utah @ LA Lakers Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI 3:00PM
LA Clippers @ Toronto Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC 4:00PM
Charlotte @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 6:00PM

October 5
Sacramento @ Portland Moda Center, Portland, OR 7:00PM
Fenerbahce Ulker @ Brooklyn Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 7:30PM
Toronto @ Golden State SAP Center, San Jose, CA 7:30PM

October 6
Utah @ LA Lakers Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI 6:00PM
Philadelphia @ Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 7:00PM
Milwaukee @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM
Houston @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM
Indiana @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
Denver @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM
Boston @ Olimpia Milano Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy 8:30PM (NBA TV)

October 7
Atlanta @ Cleveland Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH 7:00PM
Oklahoma City @ Minnesota Target Center, Minneapolis, MN 7:00PM
Dallas @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:00PM
Sacramento @ Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM
Paschoalotto/Bauru @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM
Orlando @ Miami KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY 7:30PM

October 8
Cleveland @ Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA 7:00PM
Maccabi Haifa @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM
Chicago @ Denver Coors Events Center, Boulder, CO 7:00PM
Golden State @ Portland Moda Center, Portland, OR 7:00PM
San Antonio @ Sacramento Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM
Toronto @ LA Lakers Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA 7:00PM
Brooklyn @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
Boston @ Real Madrid Barclaycard Center, Madrid, Spain 9:00PM (NBA TV)

October 9
New York @ Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 7:00PM
Atlanta @ New Orleans Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL 7:00PM
Orlando @ Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM
Fenerbahce Ulker @ Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK 7:00PM
Utah @ Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM

October 10
Brooklyn @ Philadelphia Times Union Center, Albany, NY 3:00PM
Chicago @ Minnesota MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB 7:00PM
Portland @ Sacramento Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM
Detroit @ Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI 7:30PM

October 11
LA Clippers @ Charlotte Shenzhen Universiade Center, Shenzhen, China 1:30PM (NBA TV)
Paschoalotto/Bauru @ Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 6:00PM
Orlando @ Houston State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, TX 6:00PM
Maccabi Haifa @ LA Lakers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 6:30PM

October 12
Memphis @ Cleveland Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH 7:00PM
New Orleans @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM
Portland @ Utah EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM
Philadelphia @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM
Minnesota @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 7:30PM
San Antonio @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30PM

October 13
Miami @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
Milwaukee @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM
Detroit @ Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM
Dallas @ Oklahoma City BOK Center, Tulsa, OK 7:00PM
Houston @ Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM
Sacramento @ LA Lakers MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV 7:00PM
Denver @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:30PM

October 14
Detroit @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM
Toronto @ Minnesota Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON 7:00PM
Boston @ Brooklyn Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 7:30PM
San Antonio @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 8:00PM
Charlotte @ LA Clippers Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China 8:00PM (NBA TV)

October 15
Indiana @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM
Houston @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:00PM (TNT)

October 16
Washington @ Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA 7:00PM
Oklahoma City @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM
Phoenix @ Denver Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 7:00PM
Boston @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM
Atlanta @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM

October 17
Orlando @ Flamengo HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6:00PM (NBA TV)
New York @ Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 7:00PM
Sacramento @ New Orleans Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky 7:00PM
Miami @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:00PM
Golden State @ LA Lakers Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA 7:00PM
Washington @ Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI 7:30PM

October 18
Philadelphia @ Brooklyn Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 1:00PM
Detroit @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 3:00PM
Minnesota @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 5:00PM
Cleveland @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 6:00PM
Denver @ Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK 6:00PM
Utah @ Portland Moda Center, Portland, OR 6:00PM
Miami @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 7:00PM

October 19
Chicago @ Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 7:00PM
Dallas @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM
New Orleans @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:00PM
Brooklyn @ Boston TD Garden, Boston, MA 7:30PM
Portland @ LA Lakers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM

October 20
Indiana @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM
Minnesota @ Milwaukee Kohl Center, Madison, WI 7:00PM
Oklahoma City @ Utah EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM
Phoenix @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM
Golden State @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM (ESPN)

October 21
New Orleans @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
Charlotte @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
Phoenix @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM
Memphis @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 8:00PM
Washington @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 8:00PM (ESPN)

October 22
Charlotte @ Indiana Allen County War Mem. Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN 7:00PM
Denver @ Utah EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM
Golden State @ LA Lakers Honda Center, Anaheim, CA 7:00PM (TNT)
New York @ Boston TD Garden, Boston, MA 7:30PM
Portland @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM

October 23
Memphis @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
Dallas @ Chicago Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE 7:00PM
Miami @ New Orleans Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA 7:00PM
Milwaukee @ Minnesota Target Center, Minneapolis, MN 7:00PM
Philadelphia @ Boston Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH 7:30PM
Washington @ Toronto Bell Centre, Montreal, QC 7:30PM
Atlanta @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
Houston @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM