NEW YORK, Aug. 14 – The NBA’s 119-game preseason schedule for 2007, which features games in 21 non-NBA North American cities, will tip off Oct. 6, with an NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™ doubleheader. The Boston Celtics, and new acquisition Kevin Garnett, will travel to Rome, Italy to face Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors at PalaLottomatica, and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on 12-time Turkish Basketball League Champions Efes Pilsen at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall in Istanbul, Turkey.

NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS, which marks the start of Training Camps for the 2007-08 season, continues on Oct. 7, when the Raptors take on Lottomatica Roma, also at PalaLottomatica. On Oct. 9, the Memphis Grizzlies face Spain’s Unicaja, with former NBA players Jiri Welsch and Daniel Santiago, at Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena in Malaga, Spain. Garnett will battle his former team for the first time when the Celtics face the Timberwolves at London’s O2 Arena on Oct. 10 on ESPN2.

NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™ concludes with a doubleheader on Oct. 11, when the Grizzlies take on MMT Estudiantes and Toronto battles Real Madrid, both at Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad in Madrid, Spain.

NBA China Games 2007 features Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers traveling to Shanghai and Macao. The Magic and Cavaliers play at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai on Oct. 17, and at Venetian Arena in Macao on Oct. 20. Between those two contests, Orlando will take on the Chinese National Team on October 18, also at Venetian Arena.

Europe’s top team travels to Texas for a game against the NBA’s best when the 2007 Euroleague Champion, Greece’s Panathinaikos, visits AT&T Center in San Antonio on Oct. 13 for a showdown with Tim Duncan and the defending champion Spurs. Panathinaikos also will take on Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center in Houston on Oct. 11.

National television coverage will feature Carlos Boozer and the 2006-07 Northwest Division champion Utah Jazz taking on last year’s scoring leader Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers at San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California on Oct. 25 on TNT.

Other preseason highlights include: a showdown between the last two NBA champions when 2007 Finals MVP Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs, who captured their fourth NBA title in nine years in June, visit the 2005-06 NBA Champion Miami Heat on Oct. 23; a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, when Chauncey Billups and the Detroit Pistons visit Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Oct. 11; and a match-up of the top two picks of the 2007 NBA Draft when top overall selection Greg Oden and the Portland Trail Blazers host Kevin Durant and the Seattle SuperSonics on Oct. 24 at Rose Garden.

The New York Knicks host Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv on Oct. 11. Lithuania’s Zalgiris Kaunas takes on the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 15 at Oracle Arena, the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Oct. 17, and the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on Oct. 19, as an extension of the NBA’s International 2007 preseason slate.

Following is the 2007 NBA preseason schedule:

2007 NBA PRESEASON SCHEDULE
(All Times Local)

Date		Game				Location						Time   
October 6	Boston vs. Toronto 			PalaLottomatica, Rome, Italy				8:30PM 
October 6 	Minnesota vs. Efes Pilsen  		Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall, Istanbul, Turkey			9:00PM

October 7 	Toronto vs. Lottomatica Roma 		PalaLottomatica, Rome, Italy				6:30PM (ESPN2)

October 8	New York @ Philadelphia		Colonial Center, Columbia, SC				7:00PM
October 8	Atlanta @ Orlando  	 		Amway Arena, Orlando, FL				7:00PM
October 8	Miami @ Detroit				The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI		7:30PM	

October 9 	Washington @ Cleveland		Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH			7:00PM
October 9	Chicago @ Milwaukee  	 		La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI			7:00PM
October 9	Houston @ New Orleans		Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK			7:00PM
October 9	LA Clippers @ Denver			Pepsi Center, Denver, CO				7:00PM
October 9	Seattle @ Sacramento			ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA				7:00PM
October 9	Golden State @ LA Lakers		Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI				7:00PM
October 9 	San Antonio @ Dallas			American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX			7:30PM
October 9 	Memphis vs. Unicaja			Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena, Malaga, Spain 	8:00PM

October 10	Charlotte @ Orlando  	 		Amway Arena, Orlando, FL				7:00PM
October 10	New Orleans @ Indiana			Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN			7:00PM
October 10	Milwaukee @ Utah			EnergySolutions, Salt Lake City, UT			7:00PM
October 10	LA Clippers @ Portland			Rose Garden, Portland, OR				7:00PM
October 10	Atlanta @ Miami				AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL			7:30PM
October 10 	Boston vs. Minnesota 			The O2, London, England				7:30PM (ESPN2)

October 11 	Memphis vs. MMT Estudiantes		Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain	6:30PM
October 11	Maccabi Tel Aviv @ New York		Madison Square Garden, New York, NY			7:00PM
October 11	Charlotte @ Atlanta			Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA				7:00PM
October 11 	Detroit @ Cleveland			Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH			7:00PM
October 11	Phoenix @ Sacramento			ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA				7:00PM
October 11	Golden State @ LA Lakers		Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI				7:00PM
October 11 	Panathinaikos @ Houston		Toyota Center, Houston, TX				7:30PM
October 11 	Toronto vs. Real Madrid			Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain	9:30PM

October 12	New Jersey @ Philadelphia		Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA			7:00PM
October 12	Miami @ Orlando  	 		Amway Arena, Orlando, FL				7:00PM
October 12	Portland @ Denver			Coors Event Center, Boulder, CO			7:00PM
October 12 	Seattle @ Cleveland			Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH			7:30PM
October 12	Utah @ Detroit				The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI		7:30PM	
October 12	Dallas @ Chicago			United Center, Chicago, IL				7:30PM

October 13 	Dallas @ Washington			Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA				7:00PM
October 13	Miami @ Charlotte			Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC			7:00PM
October 13	Seattle @ Indiana			Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN			7:00PM
October 13 	New Orleans @ Phoenix		US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ			7:00PM
October 13	Utah @ Milwaukee			Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI				7:30PM
October 13 	Panathinaikos @ San Antonio		AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX				7:30PM

October 14	Portland @ Atlanta			Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA				2:00PM
October 14	Washington @ Philadelphia		Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA			6:00PM
October 14	Denver @ Detroit			The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI		6:00PM
October 14	LA Clippers @ Golden State		Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA				6:00PM

October 15	New Jersey @ Charlotte		Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte, NC			7:00PM
October 15	Minnesota @ Memphis			FedExForum, Memphis, TN				7:00PM
October 15	Indiana @ New Orleans			New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA			7:00PM
October 15 	Utah @ Phoenix			US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ			7:00PM
October 15	Zalgiris Kaunas @ Golden State		Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA				7:30PM		

October 16	Minnesota @ Atlanta			Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA				7:00PM
October 16	Washington @ Chicago			United Center, Chicago, IL				7:30PM	
October 16	Denver @ Milwaukee			Resch Center, Green Bay, WI				7:00PM
October 16	Dallas @ Sacramento			Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM			7:00PM

October 17	Denver @ Detroit			Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI			7:00PM
October 17	Memphis @ Indiana			Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN			7:00PM
October 17	Philadelphia @ Utah			EnergySolutions, Salt Lake City, UT			7:00PM
October 17	Zalgiris Kaunas @ Toronto 		Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ONT			7:00PM
October 17	New York @ Boston			TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA			7:30PM	
October 17	Orlando vs. Cleveland			Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China	8:00PM (ESPN2)

October 18	Atlanta @ Charlotte			Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte, NC		           10:00AM
October 18	Sacramento @ Utah			The Pit, Albuquerque, NM				7:00PM
October 18	Seattle @ LA Lakers			Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA			7:00PM (TNT)
October 18	New York @ New Jersey		Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ		7:30PM
October 18 	Dallas @ Houston			Toyota Center, Houston, TX				7:30PM
October 18	Golden State @ San Antonio		AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX				7:30PM
October 18	Phoenix @ LA Clippers			Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA			7:30PM
October 18	Orlando vs. Team Chinese		Venetian Arena, Macao, China				8:00PM

October 19	Chicago @ Toronto			Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON				7:00PM
October 19	Minnesota @ Indiana			Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN			7:00PM
October 19	Sacramento @ Portland			Rose Garden, Portland, OR				7:00PM
October 19	Zalgiris Kaunas @ Washington 		Verizon Center, Washington, DC			7:00PM
October 19	New Jersey @ Boston			DCU Center, Worcester, MA			 	7:30PM
October 19 	New Orleans @ Miami			Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS			7:30PM	
October 19 	Detroit @ Dallas				American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX			7:30PM

October 20	Cleveland vs. Orlando			Venetian Arena, Macao, China				12:30PM (ESPN2)
October 20	Phoenix @ LA Clippers			LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA		4:30PM
October 20	Miami @ Memphis			FedExForum, Memphis, TN				7:00PM
October 20	Houston @ Seattle			KeyArena, Seattle, WA					7:00PM
October 20	Philadelphia @ Boston			Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT		 	7:30PM	
October 20	Indiana @ Chicago			United Center, Chicago, IL				7:30PM	
October 20	Minnesota @ Milwaukee		Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI				7:30PM
October 20	Detroit @ San Antonio			AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX				7:30PM
October 20	Charlotte @ LA Lakers			LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA		7:30PM

October 21	Phoenix or LA Clippers @ Charlotte	LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA		4:30PM
October 21	Portland @ Sacramento			ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA				6:00PM
October 21 	New Orleans @ Dallas			American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX			7:30PM
October 21	Phoenix or LA Clippers @ LA Lakers	LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA		7:30PM

October 22	Washington @ Atlanta			Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA				7:00PM
October 22	Boston @ New York			Madison Square Garden, New York, NY	 		7:30PM

October 23	Indiana @ Minnesota			Target Center, Minneapolis, MN				7:00PM
October 23	Milwaukee @ Denver			Pepsi Center, Denver, CO				7:00PM
October 23	Utah @ LA Lakers			Honda Center, Anaheim, CA				7:00PM
October 23	Golden State @ Seattle			KeyArena, Seattle, WA					7:00PM
October 23	Boston @ New Jersey			Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ		7:30PM
October 23 	San Antonio @ Miami			AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL			7:30PM
October 23 	Memphis @ Houston			Toyota Center, Houston, TX				7:30PM
October 23 	Chicago @ Dallas			American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX			7:30PM

October 24	Houston @ Memphis			FedExForum, Memphis, TN				7:00PM
October 24	Atlanta @ New Orleans			New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA			7:00PM
October 24	Seattle @ Portland			Rose Garden, Portland, OR				7:00PM
October 24	Philadelphia @ New York		Madison Square Garden, New York, NY			7:30PM
October 24	Washington @ Detroit			The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI		7:30PM	
October 24	Sacramento @ LA Clippers		Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA			7:30PM

October 25	Cleveland @ Toronto			 Amway Arena, Orlando, FL				7:00PM
October 25 	Denver @ Phoenix			US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ			7:00PM
October 25	Utah @ LA Lakers			San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA		7:00PM (TNT)
October 25	Philadelphia @ New Jersey		Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, NJ		7:30PM
October 25	Milwaukee @ Chicago			United Center, Chicago, IL				7:30PM	

October 26	Washington @ Toronto			Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON				7:00PM
October 26	Charlotte @ New Orleans		Joel Coliseum, Winston Salem, NC			7:00PM
October 26	Indiana @ Memphis			FedExForum, Memphis, TN				7:00PM
October 26	Milwaukee @ Minnesota		Target Center, Minneapolis, MN				7:00PM
October 26	Sacramento @ LA Lakers		Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV			7:00PM (ESPN)
October 26	Denver @ Portland			Deschutes County Fair Expo Center, Redmond, OR	7:00PM	
October 26	Phoenix @ Seattle			General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC			7:00PM	
October 26	Cleveland @ Boston			TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA			7:30PM (ESPN)	
October 26	New Jersey @ New York		Madison Square Garden, New York, NY			7:30PM
October 26	Houston @ San Antonio			AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX				7:30PM	
October 26	Golden State @ LA Clippers		Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA			7:30PM