NBA Releases 2013 Preseason Schedule

Houston (CBS Houston)-  Basketball season is almost upon us. NBA released today its 2013 preseason schedule which tips off Dwight Howard’s debut as a Houston Rocket as they face off Ryan Anderson and the New Orleans Pelicans and on Oct.5 in Houston.  International play also begins that day as Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Istanbul to face Turkish basketball club, Fenerbahce Ulker.

This year’s international games will be played in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Bilbao, Spain; Manchester, England; Manila, Philippines; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Taipei. NBA announced all eight international games will the televised.

International games:

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Oct. 5 Istanbul, Turkey Ulker Sports Arena
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Uxue Bilbao Basket Oct. 6 Bilbao, Spain Bizkaia Arena at the BEC
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers Oct. 8 Manchester, England Manchester Arena
Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers Oct. 10 Manila, Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers Oct. 13 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena
Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards Oct. 12 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil HSBC Arena
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Oct. 15 Beijing, China MasterCard Center
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Oct. 18 Shanghai, China Mercedes-Benz Arena

Check out the complete schedule here

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