The NBA Canada Series is set to captivate basketball fans in Canada once again, with two preseason games scheduled to take place in Montreal and Vancouver, per ESPN. The series aims to further boost the game’s popularity in the country and showcase top-tier NBA talent to Canadian audiences.

Kicking off the series on October 8, the Toronto Raptors will face the Sacramento Kings at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. On October 12, the Montreal crowd will witness the Oklahoma City Thunder, led by Canadian stars Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort, as they take on the Detroit Pistons at the Bell Centre.

The NBA Canada Series has been a success since its inception in 2012, with 15 teams participating in 16 preseason games across six Canadian cities over the years.