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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Preseason games just got more interesting

ESPN - Five NBA teams to partake in exhibitions against Euro powers - NBA

Fran Vasquez is finally coming to America, but with FC Barcelona on a tour of NBA cities for exhibition games.
Reigning Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow, Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona and Lithuania's Lietuvos Rytas will face the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors and, possibly, the Los Angeles Clippers at undetermined NBA venues.

The Euroleague American Tour tips off Oct. 10 with CSKA facing the Magic before the Russians fly to Toronto to play the Raptors on Oct. 14. FC Barcelona will play two games as part of the "Preseason Shootout" at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, meeting the Lakers on Oct. 18 and either the Clippers or Raptors a day later. Rytas will play the Warriors at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Oct. 21 to culminate the tour.
If televised, it would give a glimpse of Vasquez vs. Bynum, Gasol & Marcus Camby. I look forward to seeing the Magic vs. CSKA Moscow.

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