NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2008 – The NBA’s 115-game preseason schedule for 2008 tips off on Oct. 5 and features 33 games in non-NBA cities and is highlighted by NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™; NBA China Games 2008; the Euroleague American Tour, featuring three Euroleague teams participating in NBA preseason games; and a game played on an outdoor court.

The Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Washington Wizards play preseason games in Barcelona, Berlin, London and Paris as part of NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™.

The Heat, featuring Olympian Dwyane Wade and Michael Beasley, the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, takes on the Vince Carter-led Nets at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy in Paris Oct. 9. The teams’ second game is in London on Oct.12 at The O2 Arena. The O2 World in Berlin serves as host for a match pitting Olympian Chris Paul and the Hornets against the triumvirate of Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison and the Wizards on Oct. 14. The two teams play the final game on the tour in Barcelona on Oct. 17 at the Palau Sant Jordi.

ESPN will televise NBA China Games 2008, which will feature the Milwaukee Bucks and Olympians Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut matching up against the high-flying Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s highest scoring team last season. The Bucks and Warriors play at the Guangzhou Gymnasium in Guangzhuo on Oct. 15, and at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena on Oct. 18, with ESPN televising both games.

TNT’s preseason coverage will feature Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets taking on Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns in an outdoor game at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, CA on October 11 on TNT.

The Euroleague American Tour features 2008 Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow (Russia), FC Barcelona (Spain) and Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) playing in five preseason games. CSKA Moscow plays the Magic in Orlando on Oct. 10, followed by a game in Toronto against the Raptors on Oct. 14. FC Barcelona participates in the L.A. Shootout -- against the Lakers on Oct. 18, and against either the Raptors or Clippers on Oct. 19. Lietuvos Rytas visits the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 21.

Attached is the 2008 NBA preseason schedule:

2008 NBA PRESEASON SCHEDULE
(All Times Local)

Date Game Location Time
5-Oct Golden State @ New Orleans New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA 6:00PM
5-Oct Detroit @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 6:30PM
6-Oct Atlanta @ Orlando Amway Arena, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
6-Oct Minnesota @ Milwaukee Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI 7:00PM
7-Oct Toronto @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM
7-Oct Sacramento @ Portland Rose Garden, Portland, OR 7:00PM
7-Oct Utah @ LA Lakers Honda Center, Anaheim, CA 7:00PM
7-Oct Washington @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM
7-Oct Memphis @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:30PM
8-Oct New York @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 7:00PM
8-Oct Boston @ Philadelphia Mullins Center, Amherst, MA 7:00PM
8-Oct Charlotte @ Orlando Amway Arena, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
8-Oct New Orleans @ Indiana Pepsi Coliseum, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM
8-Oct Washington @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM
8-Oct Oklahoma City @ Minnesota MetraPark, Billings, MT 7:00PM
8-Oct Atlanta @ Phoenix US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM
8-Oct Golden State @ Portland Rose Garden, Portland, OR 7:00PM
8-Oct Milwaukee @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
9-Oct Phoenix @ Utah EnergySolutions, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM
9-Oct LA Clippers @ LA Lakers Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA 7:00PM
9-Oct Dallas @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:30PM
9-Oct San Antonio @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:30PM
9-Oct New Jersey @ Miami Bercy Arena, Paris, France 8:00PM
10-Oct New York @ Philadelphia Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA 7:00PM
10-Oct Detroit @ Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 7:00PM
10-Oct CSKA Moscow @ Orlando Amway Arena, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
10-Oct Chicago @ Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN 7:00PM
10-Oct Charlotte @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM
10-Oct Minnesota @ Denver Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 7:00PM
10-Oct Oklahoma City @ Sacramento ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM
10-Oct Atlanta @ Portland Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO 7:00PM
10-Oct Cleveland @ Boston Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI 7:30PM
10-Oct Dallas @ Milwaukee La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI 7:30PM
10-Oct New Orleans @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM
11-Oct Denver @ Phoenix (rain date 10/12) Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Palm Springs, CA (TNT) 7:00PM
11-Oct Houston @ Boston Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH 7:30PM
11-Oct Detroit @ Milwaukee Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI 7:30PM
11-Oct Oklahoma City @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:30PM
12-Oct Philadelphia @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 1:00PM
12-Oct Utah @ Portland Rose Garden, Portland, OR 3:00PM
12-Oct Sacramento @ LA Lakers Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV 6:30PM
12-Oct Miami @ New Jersey The O2 arena, London, England 7:00PM
13-Oct Charlotte @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 7:00PM
13-Oct Indiana @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM
13-Oct Oklahoma City @ Houston BOK Center, Tulsa, OK 7:30PM
14-Oct CSKA Moscow @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 7:00PM
14-Oct San Antonio @ Detroit Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM
14-Oct LA Clippers @ Oklahoma City Ford Center, Oklahoma City 7:00PM
14-Oct Philadelphia @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM
14-Oct Boston @ Cleveland Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA 7:30PM
14-Oct Minnesota @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:30PM
14-Oct Washington @ New Orleans O2 World, Berlin, Germany 8:00PM
15-Oct Phoenix @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 7:00PM
15-Oct Dallas @ Indiana Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM
15-Oct Houston @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM
15-Oct Utah @ Denver Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 7:00PM
15-Oct LA Clippers @ Sacramento Spanos Center, Stockton, CA 7:00PM
15-Oct Golden State vs. Milwaukee Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou China (ESPN) 8:00PM
16-Oct Orlando @ Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 10:30AM
16-Oct Minnesota @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 7:00PM
16-Oct San Antonio @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM
16-Oct Boston @ New Jersey Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ 7:30PM
16-Oct Dallas @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
17-Oct Memphis @ Indiana Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM
17-Oct New York @ Boston TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA 7:30PM
17-Oct Utah @ Chicago Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL 7:30PM
17-Oct Sacramento @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:30PM
17-Oct Phoenix @ Denver Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY 7:30PM
17-Oct New Orleans @ Washington Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain 9:30PM
18-Oct Milwaukee vs. Golden State Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena, Beijing, China (ESPN) 11:30AM
18-Oct Toronto @ LA Clippers LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 4:30PM
18-Oct Atlanta @ Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 7:00PM
18-Oct Orlando @ Miami Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL 7:30PM
18-Oct Philadelphia @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:30PM
18-Oct Utah @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:30PM
18-Oct Indiana @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM
18-Oct FC Barcelona @ LA Lakers LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
18-Oct Sacramento @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 8:00PM
19-Oct New Jersey @ Boston TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA 3:30PM
19-Oct Toronto or LA Clippers @ FC Barcelona LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 4:30PM
19-Oct Denver @ Minnesota Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, ND 5:30PM
19-Oct Toronto or LA Clippers @ LA Lakers LA Shootout, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
20-Oct Orlando @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 7:00PM
20-Oct Charlotte @ Phoenix US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM
20-Oct Portland @ Sacramento ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM
20-Oct New York @ New Jersey Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ 7:30PM
21-Oct Cleveland @ Philadelphia Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA 7:00PM
21-Oct Denver @ Toronto Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB 7:00PM
21-Oct Indiana @ New Orleans New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA 7:00PM
21-Oct Charlotte @ LA Lakers San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA 7:00PM
21-Oct Boston @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM
21-Oct Memphis @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30PM
21-Oct Chicago @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM
21-Oct Lietuvos Rytas @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:30PM
21-Oct Phoenix @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
22-Oct Memphis @ Orlando Amway Arena, Orlando, FL 7:00PM
22-Oct Chicago @ Minnesota Target Center, Minneapolis, MN 7:00PM
22-Oct Philadelphia @ New Jersey Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ 7:30PM
22-Oct Cleveland @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
22-Oct Washington @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM
22-Oct Portland @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
23-Oct Milwaukee @ Minnesota Target Center, Minneapolis, MN 7:00PM
23-Oct Portland @ Utah EnergySolutions, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM
23-Oct Oklahoma City @ Phoenix US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM
23-Oct Houston @ Sacramento ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM
23-Oct Charlotte @ LA Lakers Honda Center, Anaheim, CA (TNT) 7:00PM
23-Oct Atlanta @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM
23-Oct Miami @ New Orleans Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, AL 7:30PM
23-Oct Indiana @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM
24-Oct Oklahoma City @ LA Lakers Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA (ESPN) 7:30PM
24-Oct New Jersey @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM
24-Oct Milwaukee @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:30PM
24-Oct Miami @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM
24-Oct Denver @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
24-Oct Washington @ Cleveland Value City Arena, Columbus, OH (ESPN) 8:00PM