New York, NY – The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks will play preseason games this October in Europe.
Boston will open a four-game tour on October 5 against five-time Turkish champions Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey. The Celtics will also play two days later in Milan, Italy against 25-time Italian champs EA7 Emporio Armani.
Dallas will square off against eight-time German champions Alba Berlin on October 6 at the O2 World in Berlin, marking a homecoming for German star Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavericks will also play an additional game in Spain with details yet to be announced.
This will mark the sixth year NBA teams will travel to Europe for preseason games. The series began in 2006 and took a break last year because of the NBA lockout.